Second Monitor for Macbook Air

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by simplegray, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. simplegray macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2006
    Hey guys, quick question...

    Got a Macbook Air (bought it 3 months ago). Love it.

    I have 2 options for external/secondary monitor...

    (1) a 42' LCD TV (Vizio) connects via HDMI

    (2) a 24' LED monitor (Auria) connects via VGA

    Which will give me a better quality picture? Size is less important.

    For watching movies and working.

  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    resolution is probably more important than size.

    the 42 will be a bit large for working on, depending on what you're doing, and how close you are. sitting close to it will probably be a bit overwhelming. and your neck will get tired from looking from one side of the screen to the other.
    for working, a 1080 might be ok, as long as you aren't dealing with a lot of text. 720 would be pretty much pointless.

    i have a 22" 1080 tv, that can be used as a second monitor pretty comfortably.

    for movies, either would be good, depending on how far away from the screen you are. in a large room, the 22 could be a bit small.

    as far as VGA vs HDMI, you probably won't notice that much of a difference.

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