MB Air vs MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by fjs08, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    All set to get a Mac Book Pro when the Air updated.
    I have very basic uses but I do like to hook it up to a "larger" monitor... now and then. Am I in any way limited with either the MBA or MBP in linking it to an external monitor of my choice... or am I limited to Apple monitors.

    Currently using a 5 yr old MBP linked to an older Apple Cinema Monitor (ACM)which really looks great. I DO have this... by todays standard HUGE adapter box from my MBP to my ACM.

    I use my iPad a lot too, but certain things are still much easier w a notebook

    What choices do I have here relative to computers and monitors??

    Thx.

    Frank
     
  2. macrumors 68040

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    Any monitor should do fine. Only real difference is that the MBP can be upgraded to 8gb ram and has a disc drive, while the MBA has SSD (moot if you decide to further upgrade the MBP though) and is undeniably easier to carry around.
     
  3. macrumors 68020

    pgiguere1

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    Montreal, Canada
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    Both the MBA and MBP can work with all non-Apple external monitors. You just need to buy an adapter (mini DisplayPort to VGA/DVI/HDMI) which are around 35$.

    The MBP will let you output to two external displays if at least one of them is the Apple Thunderbolt display. The MBA won't.
     

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