Can I use two external displays with the Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by cmm, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. cmm macrumors 6502a

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    I saw a page on arstechnica (or anandtech) where they had a dual monitor setup connected to the air. Is this possible?

    I have a 27 Apple Cinema Display (2560x1440) and a Dell U3011 (2560x1600). Can I somehow use both of these external displays connected to the 13 inch Air?

    Finally, can I keep my Air open and have three screens?

    If not, I'm gonna have to go for the 13 rMBP...
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    The Air has just one Thunderbolt port. So - you could connect two Thunderbolt displays. You can use each of the displays that you mentioned, but not at the same time. A new rMBP will have two thunderbolt ports, and should let you use your existing displays together.
     
  3. cmm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, thanks, I guess I'll be going with the Pro then.
     
  4. phositadc macrumors 6502

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    Search the forum broseph. There are 2 pretty good threads on this exact topic for the last 2 or 3 days.
     
  5. kearmith macrumors newbie

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    Doc!

    Hello there,

    Il'l bring that tread alive because this forum help me so much. I'm IT coordonator and Apple start raining into the research center 2 years ago.

    So: I just finished to install dual monitor on MBC trought USB 3. I know here it's about MBA, but the solution work fine for all Apple laptop.

    The solution for DUAL external monitor in over HD resolution is TARGUS USB 3 universal dock station model ACP70USZ (140$ us). Compatible with PC and APPLE.

    On the fisrt installation, it was not working weel with 2 ASUS 27" monitor .

    TARGUS release on october 14 the 2.3 version of display link software and all set up was working well as expected.

    I also deploy a an Ergotron Dual arm with that setup and it's look prety nice
     

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