MBA and external monitor (non-TB)?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by atpnh, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Oct 22, 2012
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    I recently took possession of a mid-2012 13" MBA. Loving it. Wonderful.
    Only one problem I'm hoping I can get advice from you all about.
    My employer is unlikely to pony up for TB Monitor from Apple. Something about the $999 price tag...
    Unfortunately if use the TB port on my MBA for a non-TB Monitor, I lose my ability to use it for my ethernet connection (wireless in my office is not reliable).
    I'm hoping for a recommendation for an external monitor that I could run off one of the two USB 3 outputs on the MBA. Does any one have experience with this or recommendations?
     
  2. macrumors member

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    May 13, 2007
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    You should get a usb 3.0 Ethernet adapter instead as the display would look the best through the TB port. Ethernet can run fine over usb. that what I would do in that situation with my air.
     
  3. macrumors member

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    Apr 10, 2012
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    This is one of the first USB 3.0 to Gigabit adapters to have hit the market. That way you can use a TB->VGA/DVI/DP adapter to connect your display. The other way around unfortunately is not possible yet. I have seen a few USB 3.0 display adapters already but afaik none of them offer OSX drivers (yet)

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-3-0-TO-...ER-WORK-WINDOWS-8-MAC-OS-X-10-6-/110966417541
     

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