Thunderbolt + older monitor??

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Rob.G, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Rob.G macrumors 6502


    Jan 17, 2010
    NW Oregon
    With the Mini Displayport port gone, is it going to be possible to still use a "regular" monitor??? I have a Dell 22" (1920x1080) monitor I use as my secondary, and I would hate to not be able to use it anymore.

    I sold my original MBA a couple weeks ago to get one of the new ones, but if I'm stuck waiting on a Thunderbolt-compatible display, I will probably just pick up a used original MBA or one of the refurbs.

  2. thatisme macrumors 6502


    Mar 23, 2010
    United States
    Tbolt port is still a DP port. You should be able to plug in either a DP monitor or use a DP adapter to convert to DVI or VGA signals (sold as options on the order page of the new airs)
  3. libskate macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2009
    Yes, it will work.

    Also, if i pick up the new 11 inch air you and i will the same setup:
    17" mbp and air.
  4. Samsumac macrumors regular

    May 18, 2011
  5. Vader macrumors 65816


    Oct 11, 2004
    Saint Charles, MO
    Or go with monoprice.

    They should have what you need there. I wonder if an adapter that will let you daisy-chain the thunderbolt will come out.

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