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    Sep 11, 2011
    iPad as external monitor using cable
    Hey, I want to hook up 1 or more iPads to my computer and use them as external monitors.

    Wireless can be unreliable and slow, so I was wondering if there's a way to do this using cables. Because that would be rad. As.

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    Deckyon's Avatar
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    Apr 06, 2011
    Louisville, KY - USA
    At this point, even when jailbroken, I do not think this is possible. I know it is not possible with the non-jailbroken machines.

    I use Air Display with no issues. I wont be gaming with the iPad as the screen, but for a screen to hold some extra stuff while I am working in other apps it is great.
    MBP 17" 2011, 2.3GHz Intel Quad-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1GB RAM
    MacMini 2011, 2.7GHz Intel Dual-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6630M 256MB RAM
    iPhone 5S 64GB, iPad Air 2 128 GB LTE, iPod Nano Gen6 8GB, Apple TV 3 & 2

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    Jan 29, 2009
    South Carolina
    +1 on AirDisplay. If you do go this route make sure to check compatibility before buying. With Lion there are some machines and video chipsets that don't work with AirDisplay. Hopefully there will be a fix, but until then check to be sure. Machines running Snow Leopard have no issues that I am aware of.
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