Is it possible to have a BT monitor?

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  1. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    I sit here with my Mac mini (late 2012) using a Magic Mouse and Magic Keyboard, both of which are connected via Bluetooth. Is it possible to have a monitor that connects using that same technology? Is Bluetooth able to handle the amount of data needed for a monitor to accomplish its task?

    This may be a silly question, but I know next to nothing about Bluetooth.
     
  2. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    Not currently. Much more data bandwidth would be required than BT can currently send. But one day for sure.
     
  3. ardchoille50 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I kind of had the feeling that would be the answer. Thank you very much.
     
  4. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    For some idea of what it would be like, try screen sharing(or VNC) over a WiFi connection some time. 802.11g is 54mbit/s, which is about the same as that of Bluetooth 5(50) and twice that of Bluetooth 4(25).

    Even over an N connection, you will likely find that VNC is laggy and can give you screen artifacts. At least for me, I use VNC for things like controlling headless servers or just avoiding walking upstairs to turn off a computer :) . I don't do them for any GPU-intensive tasks, and it would be miserable to use it that way.
     
  5. kiwipeso1 Suspended

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    You'd be able to do it over Wifi AC, but would have issues if other devices take up traffic at key times.
     

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