27" LED owners?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by AMDGAMER, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Anyone here go for the 27 Cinema? Would be awesome to have the 27 cinema connected to this and perhaps a keyboard, stand, and magic mouse. Anyone actually set that up yet?
     
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    shootingstar64

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    i do :D

    When at home, i have my 11"er connected to the 27" ACD, Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Mouse. I do also own the mStand from RainDesign but actually don´t use it. It´s a leftover from my previous 17" uMBP and the tiny tiny 11" MBA just looks to funny sitting on top of this stand :D:D:D

    I emailed TwelveSouth to ask if they plan to come up with something for the new Airs,..... for sure they would not tell what they do have waiting in line, but gave me some "hints",....

    Personally i would love to see something build for the Air to use in an upright position with some nicely done cable mangement as i use it in clamshell mode anyways,.....
     
  3. shootingstar64, Jan 17, 2011
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    Look Mom,.... No Hands

    Meanwhile i came up with this little nifty idea:

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    The "Compass" stand i am using is a leftover from my iPad,... tell me what you think,...
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Great setup. My only issue is I own a 24 ultrasharp LCD that accepts mini-display port...but I'd have no audio/isight etc, but it would connect. Trying to decide if having a 27 ACD along side it is worth it.
     
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    QuarterSwede

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    Very nice setup.

    Also, use [​IMG]
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    ^ thats awesome, is that a 13'' air? I am considering doing this myself now!
     
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    shootingstar64

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    no,... it's the 11"

    it would not make a differnce if you have a 13" mba,... go for it ;)
     
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    barebackbadger8

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    love the setup fella
     
  9. macrumors 68000

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    I have the 27" Cinema hooked up to my Mac Pro - Its a beautiful display, Id take it over a 30"er anyday just for the backlight... Im getting a 13" MBA for it soon tho :D (And possibly another Cinema) - just to replace my poor MB :( (2 years old and still not portable enough)
     
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    shootingstar64

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    :D

    i used to own a mac pro & 30" acd and a 17" uMBP,..... this (and a Mac mini Server) is all i have left,.... LOL

    does everything for my needs,......
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    shootingstar:

    The bottom right hand corner of your screen - is that album artwork from itunes showing whats playing? If so, what are you using/doing to do that? Looks nice if its what I think it is.
     
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    shootingstar64

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    yup,... within iTunes 10.1.1 just click on the album artwork shown in the left corner,... then the miniplayer will pop up. it's a itunes built-in feature, no need to get additional stuff :D
     
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    oh wow, somehow never noticed this! haha thanks
     
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    Hey guys, for those of you who hooked up the MBA to a larger monitor... Does it lag when you drag to expand the windows?

    I have mine connected to a non apple 27" (dell u2711) mon, and connected via mini display to display, and it gets quite laggy when i move the windows around or drag corners to expand. Any solutions?
     
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    pretty cool set up. Very minimalist, almost artistic like. Love apple products that's for sure.
     
  16. macrumors 6502

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    Sorry to hear this, my 27 ACD doesn't lag at all - i would think it shouldn't matter which monitor its hooked up too - very odd!
     
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    How do you guys keep the macbook from going to sleep with the lid closed? Do you use something like insomniaX or does it default on not going to sleep when the lid is closed and the acd is connected?

    Nice set up btw, too bad the acd is glossy/glassy and not suited for so many of us...
     
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    We've got a 27" ACD and a 27" iMac here. I've hooked my 11" MBA up to both and have had no problems with display lag, etc. It's so snappy that I'm actually considering switching to my MBA as my full-time machine - maybe getting rid of the 27" iMac altogether and replacing it with another ACD ... or just using it as a display and compile/build system.
     
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    I keep my 13'' air closed 99 percent of the time, hooked up to my 27 ACD. Once I power on the AIR while its open, I close it, it goes to sleep then I use my mouse to wake it only on the ACD. It stays on like normal, i think my settings make the computer sleep after about 30 minutes. I dont have any trouble with it sleeping out of the ordinary.
     
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    Interesting, I have another 27 inch ACD still in the box that i havent figured out how to hook up to the air as a second external (or 3rd depending on if im using the airs screen too). I see there is a matrox type splitter, but it doesn't sound like a optimal/natural solution.
     
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    I may order the 27 ACD...looks too awesome.
     
  22. WildGuess, Jan 18, 2011
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    I have a similar setup, on the cheap! 22" Lg Flatron LED monitor ($150), Apple wireless keyboard (Amazon, $60), Logitech USB mouse ($20). Hooked up with DVI-D, adapter mini out and cable $20.
    Oh yeah, MBA 13", Rev c.
     
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    :D don't blame it on me,... LOL
     
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    So do think that stand could hold the 13 mba no problem? Really liked the setup
     
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    yup,... you should be fine.
     

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