Duet Display vs Air Display 3

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by MUWarrior10, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. MUWarrior10 macrumors member

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    I am considering purchasing one of these apps to turn my iPad air 2 into a secondary screen for my macbook pro. Which app would you all recommend? Should I reconsider purchasing either one?
     
  2. csixty4 macrumors regular

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    I haven't tried Air Display since the first version came out, but I use Duet every day. It's not perfect but it's definitely handy. I keep email, HipChat, and Twitter on my iPad Mini's screen while I work on the main screen.
     
  3. crazyxzer0 macrumors 6502

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    I originally had Air Display 2 and they said to me there was an issue with running HiDPi mode on retina iPads. I wonder if this was fixed in Air Display 3. I am current using Duet with no issues and very happy with it.

    The email they sent me when I emailed their support about the problem:

     
  4. kylera macrumors 65816

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    If you're only going to keep the iPad connected to the Mac via Lightning and nothing more, Duet all the way. If you want to do the second display game with Windows machines, or wirelessly, you'll have to consider Air Display. However, wireless mode has much more lagging and Windows drivers may be a bit bonky.
     
  5. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

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    At work I have a PC but wanted to purchase Duet "in case they go out of business etc".

    Several years ago I have tried to use two wifi display apps and it was... not production ready. Too many inconsistencies and bugs.

    Duet:
    Not smooth perfect BUT much much better. Better than expected.
    If I were given a Mac laptop for work I'd go with duet no doubt.
     
  6. MUWarrior10 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the input everyone! I went with Duet and so far I am very happy with the purchase!
     

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