I’m debating setting up my M1 MacBook Air for multiple external displays with something like this
Reason: My iMac is performing badly. I have a MacBook Air which performs way way better. I’d like to use the MacBook Air as my primary computer until I replace my iMac, which might not happen for as long as a year depending on what I decide to replace it with. I’m used to having multiple monitors and want that setup. However, the MacBook Air only supports 1 external display natively. You can use DisplayLink adapters to support extra displays. I have 3 external monitors I’d like to use with MacBook Air. So I’d need a DisplayLink adapter that supports 2 adapters + use my MacBook Air’s native 1 monitor out support in order to support 3 monitors.
Multimonitor DisplayLink Adapters are a bit spendy though. And also, this is a somewhat short term purchase - basically it’s enabling me to have a usable multimonitor setup for 6-12 months until I get whatever my next computer is. So I thought I should subject the decision to more scrutiny.
I picked the adapter that I linked because I figured if I was gonna get a 2 DisplayLink adapter to help turn my MacBook Air into a desktop, I might as well go for a full dock that I can plug all my crap into while I’m at it.
I’ve tried using a single external monitor for my MacBook (in clamshell mode) and I don’t like it much. 2 external monitors might work okay, but I have three, so I figured maybe I should try to use all of them.