Macbook Air 2014 reduction

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Zabijaaak, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. Zabijaaak macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I have an early 2014 Macbook Air and just bought a new monitor (Dell se2416h) and plan to use it on 1080p resolution.

    What is the best reduction/connector to do this?

    I have searched a bit and it seems that my only option is mini displayport to VGA? Will VGA work for 1080p resolution or do I need HDMI? But then again I haven't found any reduction that would allow me to have the monitor connected with my Mac via HDMI...

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

    keysofanxiety

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    Definitely would avoid VGA in every scenario. The quality is terrible.

    Best to get a MiniDisplay>HDMI converter to run it through HDMI. However I can't say with any certainty if there would be any hiccups with this setup. DELL monitors can sometimes be a little stubborn with OS X.
     
  3. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

    Boyd01

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    I have an old Dell monitor that I sometimes use with my MBA. It doesn't have an HDMI port, but it works fine with a DVI adapter. I also have an HDMI adapter that works fine with a couple other monitors. Purchase the adapter from a store that has a liberal return/exchnage policy if possible. That way you can take it back if it doesn't work.
     
  4. Zabijaaak thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys. Ended up trying the DVI -> VGA connector and it's working perfectly.
     

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