MacBook Air 13" 2012 with a 1920x1200 display

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by sergeytodorov, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys! I'm planning to get a MacBook Air 13" 2012 and use it extensively with a 1920x1200 resolution external display attached (mostly clam-shell mode I'd reckon).

    Can anyone who has the same or similar configuration share their experience with regards to graphics performance? I'm mainly interested in whether the integrated Intel HD 4000 card can maintain buttery smooth frame-rates in OS X UI under load. That is Expose with many (let's say 20) windows, resizing and moving complex app windows (iTunes or Photoshop for instance), scrolling complex web pages.

    I'd get a MacBook Pro, but the ones with dedicated graphics are a bit outside my budget and portability is a factor.

    Thanks!
     
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    RightMACatU

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    Works perfectly on my 24" 1920x1080 for a full screened Windows 7 VM and Starcraft 2.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Works fine, even when I am using the internal monitor + an external.
     
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    iAppl3Fan

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    MBA runs fine on my TBD.
     
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    msjones

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    I run my 2012 11" MBA on an external monitor at the office with that resolution. The HD4000 handles both displays well.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    Dell 24" 2412m works fine with 2010 13" MBA using DisplayPort....
     
  7. macrumors member

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    I am using internal 1440x900 + 2 x external 24" Lenovo 1920x1200 via Matrox Dualhead2Go DisplayPort edition. Works fine.
     

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