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wrinkster22
Oct 17, 2011, 09:26 AM
Quick question, can the macbook air power a projector and its own display?



blevins321
Oct 17, 2011, 09:36 AM
Yep, no problem :) Just be sure to get the right display adapter.

wrinkster22
Oct 17, 2011, 09:38 AM
Thanks! This is great because when I do presentations I like how I will be able to see what is being shown without turning around to look at the display. :) I will buy the mini display to via port soon! :D

blevins321
Oct 17, 2011, 09:40 AM
Thanks! This is great because when I do presentations I like how I will be able to see what is being shown without turning around to look at the display. :) I will buy the mini display to via port soon! :D

Here's a tip. Powerpoint and Keynote both have a feature called Presentation mode. It puts your slides on the projector/secondary display and shows on the laptop screen the current slide, the next one, and any slide notes that you typed in. Helps for planning transitions better.

Edit: HERE (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint-help/view-your-speaker-notes-privately-while-delivering-a-presentation-on-multiple-monitors-HA010067383.aspx)are Powerpoint's instructions to do this, and HERE (http://www.tuaw.com/2009/07/23/things-mom-may-not-have-told-you-about-keynote-presenter-displa/)are Keynote's.

billy12
Oct 17, 2011, 10:59 AM
Just to be clear, the Macbook Air will not supply power to a projector (unless it is powered by USB), but it can supply the same image simultaneously to both the projector and the built-in LCD.

wrinkster22
Oct 17, 2011, 01:17 PM
Just to be clear, the Macbook Air will not supply power to a projector (unless it is powered by USB), but it can supply the same image simultaneously to both the projector and the built-in LCD.

thats what I mean.
I meant like the graphics.