Thunderbolt + older monitor??

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

  1. Rob.G macrumors 6502

    Rob.G

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    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.

    Rob
     
  2. thatisme macrumors 6502

    thatisme

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    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

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    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

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  5. Vader macrumors 65816

    Vader

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    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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