My mom has a MacBook Air (2013 model I believe, I can list full specs if necessary) and she is looking for a monitor where she can use the Air as a docking station of sorts. But the 27" Apple monitor for $1k is way more than anything she would need (would rather buy her an entry level PC desktop for half the price or less), but best option would still be to get a monitor and just hook up the a Air to it.
Anybody have an idea what my best option would be other than the Apple thunderbolt monitor?
I bought a 23" Lenovo monitor at Best Buy
Connected it to my MacBook Air with a Thunderbolt/HDMI Adapter cable.
No cradle necessary.
Using the monitor with the MacBook Air lid closed.
Cost me about $300 total.
edit: Make that about $220 total
Last edited by TurboTiger; 06-01-2015 at 08:42 PM.
I bought 2 Dell IPS monitors at BestBuy, bought a Pluggable USB 3 docking kit, and keyboard/mouse. Works great with my MacBook Pro, as well as my Wintel devices. I use that dock with the monitors, keyboard and mouse for all of my computers and it works great. Less than $500 on everything (except the laptops)