Just ordered 20" monitor for MacBook Air 11"

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by JerTheGeek, May 20, 2014.

  1. JerTheGeek macrumors 68000

    JerTheGeek

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    Hello all,
    I just bought a 20" monitor for my MBA 11. I use my Air mainly at home and I heard so many people use it with an external display so I figured I'd get one. It is an Asus with a 1600x900 resolution; good for the Air do you guys think?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    I have an external monitor for my rMBP and I think its a great choice. While I love the display and size of my rMBP, having an external monitor just extends the power and flexibility of my machine :D

    Congrats and enjoy
     
  3. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    I use an external monitor, keyboard and mouse when using the MBA at home.
     
  4. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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  5. phositadc macrumors 6502

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    I'd say 1080p is about the lowest resolution you should go for these days, personally.
     
  6. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    Why would you ask whether it is a good choice _after_ you purchased it? You should have asked _before_.

    If you use the MBA a lot at your desk then buying an external monitor is a good idea. There is a huge range of sizes, prices, and qualities available. The MBA can handle anything up to 2560 x 1600 pixels. What you should buy depends on the amount of space on your desk, the money you are willing to spend, how much screen space you want, your eyesight, and also what you are using it for.
     
  7. kelon111 macrumors 6502

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    A 21.5" IPS panel monitor with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 would have been better.
     

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