View Full Version : Will my MBA work with cheap Korean monitors?

Aug 12, 2012, 08:41 AM
I have been thinking about buying a Yamakasi Catleap for some time but it seems they aren't the cheapest. I have narrowed it down to two monitors that are pretty much identical. I will be using it with my MBA 2012 so will buy a Thunderbolt-DVI-D converter.

Top choices atm:
Achieva Shimian Lite 27" monitor (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261042461685?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649)
Potalion 27" monitor (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Potalion-2710QW-27-PC-Monitor-IPS-16-9-2560x1440-WQHD-Quad-HD-DVI-D-Dual-/230813182737?pt=UK_Computing_ComputerComponents_Monitors&hash=item35bd89ab11)

ANYWAY the point of this thread is: Will it work with the Macbook Air? They list graphics cards the monitor does and does not work with, however the HD4000 is never mentioned. Anyone got any experience or knowledge in this area?

Aug 12, 2012, 12:54 PM
As long as you can connect to it with the appropriate adaptor it should work. That's really good pricing. I wish they had better casing.

Aug 13, 2012, 03:40 AM
Yes, but you need to more expensive displayport/thunderbolt to dual-linkDVI adapter from apple.

Also think about the dead pixel policy - in both cases 5 bright pixels and many dark pixels are still considered not defective by the seller.

Aug 13, 2012, 04:26 AM
I wouldn't get anything that is not Perfect Pixel (no dead pixels guarantee) from eBay sellers:

Sep 25, 2012, 06:35 PM
How come some of these sellers say do not use with Mac or internal graphics card? I have a 11" Macbook air (2011) and want to get one of these monitors (Achieve Q270) and am curious if they're saying that because I will need an adapter or because it really won't work.....?

Sep 25, 2012, 07:12 PM
You won't be able to take advantage of the full resolution without a $50-$80 adapter (apple one costs more). Otherwise you can ignore the description of the ebay listing.

Sep 25, 2012, 08:24 PM
Yeah it should. I got the Achieva Shimian from dream-seller working with my 2012 macbook air and couldn't be happier. You just have to make sure the adapter you get is a dual link one.

I ended up getting this one from monoprice http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?seq=1&format=2&p_id=6904&CAWELAID=1329453866&cagpspn=pla&gclid=CLeGoaWK0rICFQXhQgodQlcABw