Triple Screen with MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by deviance, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. deviance macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2008
    hey all,

    I used to have a triple head 2 go for work, but no longer have access to one.
    I'm tempted to get three external monitors given current prices - but wanted to know what the most cost effective solution would be to run three from a 2013 MBA?

    I've read some reviews on USB > DVI converters, but would a MBA run them three of them effectively from a splitter? I'm guessing not ...

    Just FYI - it's not for super high res gaming or anything ...
  2. mattferg macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2013
    If you're buying monitors, get thunderbolt ones you can daisy chain and run all off one thunderbolt port on the MBA. I think you can do that, anyways.
  3. w00tini macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2008
    I am also looking for confirmation that two TB displays can be daisy chained to the MBA. Anyone?
  4. iterva macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2013
    I was intrested in this setup myself, and after some searching my understanding is that to be able to run 3 displays with MBA you would need to use (due to limitations on the thunderbolt chipset used in MBA):
    2 displays with thunderbolt daisy chain
    1 display through a USB to HDMI/DVI adapter

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