View Full Version : Using MBA 13" 2011 in clamshell mode.

Dec 27, 2012, 11:06 PM
I've just ordered a 32" 1080p television which I plan to use primarily for gaming but then I got to thinking and thought I could use it as computer monitor when I want extra real estate. So I got to googling and ordered the following:

Mini display port to HDMI connector
magic trackpad
apple bluetooth keyboard

Am I good to go? I feel like I might be missing something crucial... ( I have a history of screwing up things like this :p )

So if I have everything I need I just plug in the power cord and the mini display port and I'm good to go when I close the mac?

Dec 27, 2012, 11:16 PM
This should tell you all you need to know:

Mac notebooks: How to use your computer in closed clamshell (display closed) mode with an external display (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3131)