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Citizen549

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Sep 17, 2022
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Hello

Which resolution and size of external monitor would be suitable to use desktop with an Air, please?

27 inch..? Is it worth considering 4k ..?

Thoughts appreciated!

Thanks
 

bogdanw

macrumors 603
Mar 10, 2009
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2,773
MacBook Air with M1 chip & MacBook Air with M2 chip
"Display Support
Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at millions of colors and:
One external display with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz
Thunderbolt 3 digital video output
Native DisplayPort output over USB-C
VGA, HDMI, DVI, and Thunderbolt 2 output supported using adapters (sold separately)"
https://www.apple.com/macbook-air-m1/specs/
https://www.apple.com/macbook-air-m2/specs/
 

DJLC

macrumors 6502a
Jul 17, 2005
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North Carolina
If you asked me a few months ago, I'd say grab whatever fits your budget and size requirements. But now? Nah, definitely go 4K or higher. I didn't think it was that noticeable vs. lower resolution monitors, but now that I upgraded to 4K displays, I can't go back! Plus, a 4K or better display will look much nicer next to the Air screen if you plan to use it open with the display.
 

tstafford

macrumors 6502a
Sep 13, 2022
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Monitor feels like one of the most difficult choices to make around the Mac. They are all a series of compromises - mostly comes down to budget probably.
 
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