View Full Version : MBA 13? running dual 24" external monitors with Matrox TripleHead2Go DP??

Apr 19, 2011, 12:19 AM
I am trying to figure out whether to jump on a MBA 2.14 4gb 256 now, or wait until Sandy Bridge (as debated by many others here)...

But the real hold-back for me is whether i can successfully run my two external 24" samsung monitors (at 1920 x 1200) when i am not traveling. I see the Matrox TripleHead2Go DP Edition... which supports a resolution of 3840x1200 (2x 1920x1200) and btw, I hear that a cooling mat/device may be required...

Q: Are there MacBook Air 13" folks successfully using the Matrox unit?

As a follow up, I wonder if the graphic unit for the upcoming Sandy bridge will make supporting a 3840x1200 resolution less achievable, and I'd be better off going for the current model...

Apr 19, 2011, 11:12 AM
For what it's worth I'm using a displaylink USB video adapter (http://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Multiple-Displays-2048x1152-1920x1200/dp/B0038P1TP4) for my second monitor (running at 1920x1200).

It's great for Xcode and anything text related, even if it does slow down significantly for video. If you just want to do e-mail and word processing in one monitor it might be a good fit for you.

Also, Plugable has great support. I received a DOA unit and they replied to my e-mail the next day and I got a working one within 3 days.