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    Default Hook your Macbook Air up to a 20 inch monitor and you have a Mac Pro.

    This is what I've been doing recently. With having this huge screen real estate, I feel that it gives basically the same effect. I feel like I have either an iMac or a Mac Pro or Macbook Pro.

    Has anyone else been doing this and enjoying the results?
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    Default Re: Hook your Macbook Air up to a 20 inch monitor and you have a Mac Pro.

    I haven't as of yet, but thank you for the heads up and sharing.
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    Default Re: Hook your Macbook Air up to a 20 inch monitor and you have a Mac Pro.

    I had toyed with the idea of buying a Macbook Air and doing this. My issue is that my current laptop is 11.6'' and while I'm fine with that size on a cheap portable laptop, I feel like if I bought an Apple computer, I'd want something larger since I'd already be in a grand anyway. I think I'll end up settling on a Mac Mini and using my chromebook to remote into my Mac.

    At any rate, I do dock my current laptop (11.6'' Samsung Chromebook) into a 24'' 1080p LED Samsung monitor and the results are pretty fantastic. The laptop's built-in display kind of sucks (bad viewing angles, bad colors) but it is adequate for mobile work. The external monitor as amazing for when I'm at home and need a better display because I'm watching movies or messing with photos or w/e
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    Default Re: Hook your Macbook Air up to a 20 inch monitor and you have a Mac Pro.

    You got really great points. I have it connected to a 20 inch I believe. And it's like they 1920 display.

    Just to have all that screen space is great. But I'm wondering if the iMacs and Mac Pros displays are retina?

    And will it give you almost the same effect? As far as scale goes, everything from my pictures to everything else plays in very HD.

    All on my teeny little MacBook Air, which makes it feel even more powerful. Think about that concept.
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    Default Re: Hook your Macbook Air up to a 20 inch monitor and you have a Mac Pro.

    The iMac and Mac Pro don't come with displays.


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    Default Re: Hook your Macbook Air up to a 20 inch monitor and you have a Mac Pro.

    Quote Originally Posted by eastbayrae View Post
    The iMac and Mac Pro don't come with displays.


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    Realy? Hmmm. Not too sure you know what your talking about.
    Pretty sure the iMac 21.5 comes with a 21.5" display and the 27" one comes with a... Wait for it 27" display.
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    Default Re: Hook your Macbook Air up to a 20 inch monitor and you have a Mac Pro.

    That is why I bought an 11 inch MBA. I have a 21 inch 1080p monitor with keyboard and mouse on my desk where I usually use my !machine. When I have to move around a lot nothing beats my. Ultra portable MBA.

    I Dont know about it being a Pro though. LOL

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    Default Re: Hook your Macbook Air up to a 20 inch monitor and you have a Mac Pro.

    i just bought my first macbook air today! how does one connect their macbook pro onto their TV?
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    Default Re: Hook your Macbook Air up to a 20 inch monitor and you have a Mac Pro.

    The easiest way is if you have an Apple TV with air play.
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    Default Re: Hook your Macbook Air up to a 20 inch monitor and you have a Mac Pro.

    Does the Air have an hdmi port? Then use that. If not get a display port to hdmi adapter and output it that way.
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    Default Re: Hook your Macbook Air up to a 20 inch monitor and you have a Mac Pro.

    Quote Originally Posted by Karenkcoulter View Post
    Does the Air have an hdmi port? Then use that. If not get a display port to hdmi adapter and output it that way.
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