Triple Screen with MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by deviance, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    #1
    hey all,

    I used to have a triple head 2 go for work, but no longer have access to one.
    I'm tempted to get three external monitors given current prices - but wanted to know what the most cost effective solution would be to run three from a 2013 MBA?

    I've read some reviews on USB > DVI converters, but would a MBA run them three of them effectively from a splitter? I'm guessing not ...

    Just FYI - it's not for super high res gaming or anything ...
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    May 27, 2013
    #2
    If you're buying monitors, get thunderbolt ones you can daisy chain and run all off one thunderbolt port on the MBA. I think you can do that, anyways.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    I am also looking for confirmation that two TB displays can be daisy chained to the MBA. Anyone?
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    iterva

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    I was intrested in this setup myself, and after some searching my understanding is that to be able to run 3 displays with MBA you would need to use (due to limitations on the thunderbolt chipset used in MBA):
    2 displays with thunderbolt daisy chain
    1 display through a USB to HDMI/DVI adapter
     

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