MBA + Extra Displays

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Kinjal, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Currently I work off of an older 17'' MBP at the office. I'm looking for something that gives me MUCH more screen real estate.

    I read an article where someone said they were powering a 27'' display (quite easily) off of their MBA. This got me quite interested, but I'm still a little skeptical. How well does it actually run a big display like that? Does it have the capability to run 2x 27'' displays?

    I usually use my MBP for Photoshop & Dreamweaver, some light video/audio editing, and some other smaller apps, skype video/conference calls, and web browsing/apps. Will I be able to do this without noticing a big hit on performance with a MBA + 27'' display?
     
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  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the article. That doesn't really answer my question though. Those say that it can power it, but it has nothing to do with performance.

    Am I going to notice a performance hit with the use mentioned above.
     
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    MacDawg

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    I run a 13" MBA with a Thunderbolt display

    I use use most of what you mention, including Skype and Final Cut Pro without any issues
    Yes, FCP is fairly intensive and pushes my MBA, but that isn't related to the Thunderbolt Display as far as I can tell
     
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