30" Monitor & Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by PAC88, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. PAC88 macrumors 6502

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    I searched google and this forum but came up with nothing. Does anyone have experience using a 30" monitor with the Macbook Air (9400m). I would be using the screen to have multiple documents open and occasionally for photoshop (nothing too fancy). Will the Air be able to handle that resolution with no problem? I know the specs say it works but does it actually work well or is it just for advertising? and I'll be able to have the Air's lid closed while using the monitor?

    thank you
     
  2. sanPietro98 macrumors 6502a

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    My Rev B MBA will work with a 24" at 1920x1200 resolution. But it does "flicker" often and sometimes has a 1-2 second "black-out." It's not the monitor because the MBA experiences this with 2 different monitors at that resolution, one Apple LED Cinema Display and a Dell VGA monitor.

    The flickers and blackouts are annoying, but not disruptive. This is my biggest complain about my MBA.
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Yes it works, but since the only available dual-link adapter is a POS [and expensive], you'll occasionally experience blackouts and distorted video which can be fixed by reconnecting the cable. Oh did I mention the adapter requires your only USB port? It does make one available on the adapter (so I guess it acts an extender), but I don't know how well the SuperDrive and other powered devices respond to the "extension" since the adapter also uses the power from the USB port on your computer. Just don't expect a spectacular experience… I mean you may luck out, and get a spanking good adapter that never gives you issues, but I've gotten my exchanged half dozen times and it just looks like they're all bad.
     
  4. PAC88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks for your replies.. that's kinda disappointing, I think I'm going to hold off for a while
     
  5. sanPietro98 macrumors 6502a

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    The other thing I notice about the MBA, is that when I connect it to the Apple 24" LED Cinema Display the MBA's fans kick in.
     

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