Apple’s new M2 MacBook Air and MacBook Professional nonetheless solely assist one exterior monitor

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Apple’s new M2 MacBook Air and MacBook Professional nonetheless solely assist one exterior monitor
Apple’s new M2 MacBook Air and MacBook Professional nonetheless solely assist one exterior monitor

Yesterday at its WWDC 2022 keynote, Apple did one thing that it actually solely does each few years. It launched new {hardware} at its greatest software program present. The Cupertino agency introduced its second-generation Mac silicon, the M2, together with two new PCs that it’s baked into: the MacBook Air and the 13-inch MacBook Professional.

Sadly, the M2 nonetheless has a significant limitation that the M1 had. It solely helps one exterior monitor. In accordance with Apple’s spec pages for the MacBook Air and the 13-inch MacBook Professional, they will assist one exterior show with as much as 6K decision at 60Hz.

To be clear, this isn’t a problem of energy. If it was, then you can simply simply use a number of 1080p shows as an alternative of 1 6K show, however that gained’t work.

There are solely a handful of Apple Silicon Macs that assist multiple exterior monitor. Something with an M1 Professional helps two, and the M1 Max and M1 Extremely assist 4. An HDMI port provides assist for a further show, so the M1 Mac Mini really helps two, and the Mac Studio helps 5.

However the brand new MacBook Air and the 13-inch MacBook Professional assist the identical quantity of exterior shows as their predecessors: one. Certainly, these are each meant to be considerably entry-level PCs. Even the 13-inch MacBook Professional isn’t speculated to be the Professional model of the lineup; if you need the actual energy, you go for the M1 Professional or M1 Max within the 14- or 16-inch fashions.

There are workarounds for this. You will get a DisplayLink adapter that may assist you to use further screens, however should you’re going to begin shelling out cash for workarounds, you may wish to take into consideration simply getting a MacBook that may assist a number of shows. If you need that in a MacBook Air, you may wish to anticipate the M3.

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