View Full Version : Setup for MBA

will waters
Dec 19, 2012, 12:54 PM

I have a 13", 1.8ghz with 8GB ram

I am looking at getting a good setup for my MBA, I would like 2 monitors (on the cheaper scale), I know the HD4000 cam only handle 2 displays though.... How can i/is it possible to connect 2 monitors to the MBA? Has anyone got a setup like this?

Also, can anyone suggest any good DVD drives around? Although the apple one is good i am not prepared to spend the money on one....

I hoep you can help


Dec 19, 2012, 12:57 PM
The MBA supports 2 displays with 2 thunderbolt monitors (with the laptop display off) or any external and the internal display.

To run 2 standard external displays (hdmi, dvi, via) you would need a usb display output which has a slight delay (might be fixed with usb 3.0 models) but its perfectly fine for desktop work. The delay would make the display connected to the usb video out not useful for video or gaming but good enough for normal dual monitor usage.

Dec 19, 2012, 03:46 PM
I got the following DVD writer for my MBA:

Samsung SE-208AB/TSBS 8 x DVD+/-RW Slim Portable External DVD Writer

Works fine for the rare occasions I need to use one and only 20 ish from amazon.