Wednesday, June 20, 2012

New MacBook Air 11" supports two external displays

Earlier today, my new MacBook Air's Software Update icon started bouncing and announced that “Mac OS X Lion Update (Mid-2012 MacBook Air)” was available with "external display support improvements." I've been longing for dual external display support for a while, and just for fun, attached two Thunderbolt displays to the Air.

Lo and behold, it worked! Here's my MacBook Air 11" running its internal display and two external Thunderbolt displays at full resolution.

I sent the picture to popular Mac blog 9to5mac and they decided to write a story about this. (It's interesting to see your name on a Mac rumors site.)

This is a developer's dream come true. If you want two large displays - one for code, another for documentation - you no longer have to lug around a 15" MacBook Pro.


Drew said...

This is great news and also a huge selling point for them. Glad they finally got it together.

jason said...

can i find the wallpaper used on the cinema display on the right hand side anywhere? those mountains look really cool!