MacBook connection to monitor

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by BoojumBoy, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. BoojumBoy macrumors newbie

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    I have a mid-2012 MacBookAir 11" and want to connect to a 24" monitor. Several reviews cite the Dell UltraSharp U2412M monitor as one of the better fits for this purpose.

    Question: What do I have to do to properly connect my MacBook with that (or one similar) monitor? And, Can I expect any problems with this connection?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. cincygolfgrrl macrumors 6502

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    I used a Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter from Apple that I plugged into the Thunderbolt port. Whatever you decide, I think Thunderbolt is the way to go.
     
  3. cerberusss macrumors 6502a

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  4. macbiker macrumors newbie

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    I would like to do something similar. My macbook air is from 2014. Will I be able to use my macbook air in a closed position? And use an the apple bluetooth and trackpad? Was looking into the thunderbolt display but those are a bit pricey.
     
  5. cerberusss macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it can work like that. It worked with my MBA from 2013, so yours will be fine. Perhaps you need to enable the appropriate setting so it wakes up from Bluetooth keyboards and mice, but I think by default this is the case.
     

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