MacBook + iPad as Second Monitor

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by sockdoggy, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. sockdoggy macrumors regular

    Jan 21, 2002
    Has anyone used an iPad alongside their MacBook (2015/2016/2017) as a 2nd monitor using Duet or Air Display? I'm curious to know the responsiveness / performance! Thanks
  2. borgusio macrumors regular


    Jul 22, 2011
    I use it from time to time. Relatively slow on a MacBook 2015
  3. Mw0103 macrumors regular

    Feb 22, 2014
    I use it quite frequently. No lag here. Works great (base model 2015 MacBook).
  4. mk313, Aug 18, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2017

    mk313 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 6, 2012
    I use it here as well. There's a bit of lag when I use it over wifi (air display) and much less when connected via cord. Not as good as an actual external monitor but it does work very well for my needs and it doesn't clutter up the desk like an external monitor. FWIW, I like air display better than duet as you can sync them over wifi, which is convenient sometimes.
  5. ahostmadsen macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2009
    Yes, I use it often. The main issue, in my experience, is that when Duet display is set to a good quality, it just sucks up the MacBooks battery. You won't get many hours of use that way. So, it works best when the MB is powered.

    I originally used AirDisplay, but it gave me so many issues I replaced it with Duet.

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