External monitor performance?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ohkuipo, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. ohkuipo macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2009
    Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone with a 2011 model who uses it with an external display could chime in with their experience. I'm considering picking an 11" up that I'd love to hook up to my 23" 1920x1200 ACD, but I was curious about performance. Is there any noticeable slowdown extending the desktop to such a resolution (compared to not using an external monitor at all)? What about playing a 1080P film on the larger screen? Obviously playing games would take a considerable hit, I wouldn't consider it. (But if anyone could chime in with the likes of, say, Warcraft 3, I certainly wouldn't mind!) Thanks!
  2. yongren macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2011
    I use a 22" HD monitor with my 11" Air and it works perfectly.
  3. Cozmosis macrumors member


    Mar 2, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    There's considerable input lag when I use mine with my TV on HDMI, but don't know if that would apply. It works fine otherwise.
  4. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000


    Jan 8, 2008
    Tampa, Florida
    Seeing as how my 2009 Air works just fine with huge monitors, I'd imagine that yours will be more than adequate.

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