Dual External Displays MBA 13 2012

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Dropped, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. Dropped macrumors newbie

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    Hi Guys,

    Searched but didn't come across what im trying to do.

    I have a 2012 Macbook air 13 inch
    I would like to know if it is possible to run an external display from the display port and also run another screen via USB to HDMI converter.

    I know both work individually just not at the same time.

    The second USB screen will not be used for video.

    any info would be great.
     
  2. Acorn macrumors 68020

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    there is no reason why this wouldnt work. however the resolutions are stricter on those external usb monitor adapters. usually they dont go as high as say a apple cinema display or thunderbolt. if the usb monitor adapter is connected to a standard resolution monitor it should be fine.
     
  3. SBA macrumors member

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    The USB adapter works fine. I tried a Buffalo one from Amazon a couple months ago.

    Keep in mind that there will be some lag though through the USB-connected display. This is why I no longer have this setup - it drove me nuts.
     

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