Macbook Air External Monitors

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Chumzee, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Chumzee macrumors newbie

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    Are there cheaper alternatives to the 27 inch Apple display that are compatible with the 2011 Macbook Air?
     
  2. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    Any other monitor out there really ? They'll just require the use of an adapter.
     
  3. meaty macrumors member

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    know a good place that has thunderbolt adapters?
     
  4. PAC88 macrumors 6502

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    My MBA arrives tomorrow and I plan to use my 24" LG 1920x1200 monitor and also my 40 Sony HDTV for presentations. Both connected through HDMI

    I'm also reading about how the ipad through wifi for external display works. Because if the new ipad has a higher resolution then it would be pretty cool and work well depending on your intended use. all I really plan to use it for is all the tool palettes while I'm working in certain programs..
     
  5. GrendelsBane macrumors newbie

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    The Dell Ultra Sharp range has Display Port. I've just taken delivery of the new 24" (1920 x 1200) model: U2412M. Very, very nice IPS monitor for $399AU. Just waiting for a mini DP to DP cable, then I can hook up my Air simultaneously with my Win 27 desktop and switch between the two.
     
  6. theConvinced macrumors member

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    As the 2nd replied works with most monitors as long as you have the mini display port adapter for your connection ie Mini DP to VGA is what I use and it connects straight into the thunderbolt port. Works ok
     
  7. TheEmpty macrumors member

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    I'm using a Gateway 23in off my MBA as I type this... It's a $30 adapter from Apple to take the thunderbolt data and transform it to work with other common video cables.
     
  8. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    To think you could have had one for 6$ :

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10428

    The VGA/DVI adapter from Apple is seriously overpriced. ;)
     
  9. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    I totally agree that's why I paid $10 for it on craigslist
     

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