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vivithemage
Apr 4, 2013, 07:18 PM
Is it possible to get 2 external monitors for a 2011 MBA? The lid will be closed, as I was hoping to 'dock' it if you will, is that possible with the 2011 MBA?



B...
Apr 4, 2013, 07:22 PM
Is it possible to get 2 external monitors for a 2011 MBA? The lid will be closed, as I was hoping to 'dock' it if you will, is that possible with the 2011 MBA?

No, only one:
Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors.

You could try Thunderbolt AND a USB to HDMI, but it will be low quality 720p, maybe even lower with USB 2.0.

vivithemage
Apr 4, 2013, 09:30 PM
so I could at least do the MBA + 1 external?

Any USB - DVI options?

jkim13
Apr 4, 2013, 11:05 PM
I have a 2012 and use two externals at work. 1 from a dock w/ displayport out and 1 usb3 to dvi

vivithemage
Apr 4, 2013, 11:09 PM
I have a 2012 and use two externals at work. 1 from a dock w/ displayport out and 1 usb3 to dvi

Product models?

jkim13
Apr 4, 2013, 11:20 PM
http://landingzone.net/products/pro-2/

http://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Multiple-2048x1152-1920x1200-DisplayLink/dp/B007L6NYAO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365135358&sr=8-1&keywords=usb+3+dvi

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the usb to dvi says its for windows only but Displaylink updated their Mac drivers a few months ago so it works now

vivithemage
Apr 5, 2013, 03:39 PM
http://landingzone.net/products/pro-2/

http://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Multiple-2048x1152-1920x1200-DisplayLink/dp/B007L6NYAO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365135358&sr=8-1&keywords=usb+3+dvi

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the usb to dvi says its for windows only but Displaylink updated their Mac drivers a few months ago so it works now

ave you tried both at once? :D

jkim13
Apr 5, 2013, 09:51 PM
yup...i have hte usb-dvi connected to the dock so both monitors are connected when I dock.

vivithemage
Apr 6, 2013, 08:23 PM
yup...i have hte usb-dvi connected to the dock so both monitors are connected when I dock.

Nice, 2012, or 2013 MBA? HD3000 or HD4000 basically?