Just realized something about the ports...

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  1. nidserz macrumors 6502a

    nidserz

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    So I've been thinking about how i am going to be using my new MBA as my main machine for a couple of months and i currently use an external monitor with it.

    The MBA is advertised to run an external, such as an ACD.

    I jut looked at the ports and i find it really strange that the MagSafe connector is on the left, but the mini display port is on the right... Now you will have cables on both sides? How does this work with the set of MagSafe + display port + USB in an ACD? I don't think they are long enough to go around? Or would you have to plus in the other MagSafe and just use the right side for display port and USB. That is silly though.

    Edit: noob mistake, didn't search properly on my iPad and noticed a thread existed. Can't wit to get rid of this iPad and get a MBA.
     
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  3. nidserz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting. Lol love the way Apple wants us to fork out extra for an ACD. I guess I'll just deal with the cables and keep my HP monitor for now.

    Thanks. Sorry if it was a silly post, just an observation/something I thought about.
     
  4. Chilla Frilla macrumors member

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    Very interesting point to bring up!

    Take a look at the below picture:

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    In their MacBook Air video, they have the MagSafe on the left and Mini DisplayPort/USB on the right.
     
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