Dual Monitor Setup?

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

  1. bbaham macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2008
    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

    Feb 5, 2011
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    Yes it supports it just buy an adapter to VGA or dvi and you're set
  3. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000


    Jan 8, 2008
    Tampa, Florida
    Assuming that by dual monitors you mean the internal and an external, then yes, you're fine.
  4. charlieroberts macrumors 6502a


    Feb 5, 2007
    If you want dual external there are adapters by matrox called dualhead.

    Look into those.
  5. philxor macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2010
    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


    Jan 28, 2009
    Quebec, Canada
    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

    Mar 28, 2011
    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 65816

    May 3, 2011
    good luck playing a game on the air with that resolution :p

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