Dual Monitor Setup?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by bbaham, May 13, 2011.

  1. bbaham macrumors newbie

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    I have a new style MBA 13". Will the graphics card allow dual monitor use? If not, is it possible in any way?
     
  2. MacBookPr0 macrumors regular

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    Yes it supports it just buy an adapter to VGA or dvi and you're set
     
  3. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    Assuming that by dual monitors you mean the internal and an external, then yes, you're fine.
     
  4. charlieroberts macrumors 6502a

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    If you want dual external there are adapters by matrox called dualhead.

    Look into those.
     
  5. philxor macrumors regular

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    If you want dual external I use the Diamond BVU195 USB to DVI adapter and it works very well, just have to download the DisplayLink drivers for it.
     
  6. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    A USB adapter does not use the internal GPU though. It's essentially a GPU on the USB bus. Quite ******.

    The Matrox Dualhead/Triplehead is a better solution. It "emulates" a single monitor from all your external monitors. Of course, if Apple would bless us with DisplayPort 1.2, we could just daisy chain monitors.
     
  7. Ridley macrumors regular

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    Yes, i've been using a triplehead2go array with a macbook pro since 2006. Three screens are far better than 2 because most things by default appear in the center of your screen... with 2 monitors things are always split across the bezel. I have triple 17 inch monitors and each has a resolution of 1280x1024 for a combined 3840 x 1024. I can also use the macbook pro monitor if I need more space. I'll see if i can post a picture of my setup when i get home.

    Another sidenote, 3820 x 1024 is actually a real resolution so they have cool wallpapers for it, and many games support the resolution as well.
     
  8. Xgm541 macrumors 6502a

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    good luck playing a game on the air with that resolution :p
     

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