HDMI port on new Macbbok Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by DIB1952, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. DIB1952 macrumors newbie

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    Why no mini HDMI port on the new Macbook Airs, or have I just simply missed something? And if not why not?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Why would the low-end apple notebook get HDMI before the high-end?
     
  3. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    Aside from space in the unit to place the port, Apple would probably prefer that you use Thunderbolt (and possibly an adaptor for HDMI).
     
  4. Sirolway macrumors 6502

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    Yes - you're supposed to use an adapter on the Thunderbolt port
    The Thunderbolt port is more versatile than an HDMI...
     
  5. DIB1952 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry I meant mini display port ;)
     
  6. DIB1952 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Does this mean I can connect the new Macbook Air to a tv via a Thunderbolt port and a HDMI cable?
     
  7. bp1000 macrumors 65816

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    yes just buy the mdp adapter to connect to a HDMI source

    Easy and better than cluttering the body with ports and increasing bulk.
     
  8. DIB1952 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the tips folks :)
     

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