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I have a mid 2012 MacBook Air with one Thunderbolt output. I've read that you CAN connect two external displays, but how?
    
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I have a mid 2012 MacBook Air with one Thunderbolt output. I've read that you CAN connect two external displays, but how?

Thunderbolt (Light Peak) would require daisy chaining the displays together. It CAN do it, but you'll need a display with a Thunderbolt in and a Thunderbolt OUT port as well as a second monitor with a Thunderbolt in.
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Thunderbolt (Light Peak) would require daisy chaining the displays together. It CAN do it, but you'll need a display with a Thunderbolt in and a Thunderbolt OUT port as well as a second monitor with a Thunderbolt in.
Oh so that's what that means. Well I don't have a thunderbolt display so I guess I'm out of luck.
    
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Actually, according to Wikipedia:

MacBook Air (Mid 2011): 1× Display: Thunderbolt display.[6][7]
Macbook Pro 2011+: 2× Displays: Can daisy chain two Apple Thunderbolt Displays together to get two displays, but the laptop's LCD may turn off.[7]
Macbook Pro 2012+: 3× Displays: Can daisy chain three Apple Thunderbolt Displays together to get three displays
Any Mac with Thunderbolt (except the mid-2011 MacBook Air) + Apple Thunderbolt Display 27 + arbitrary dual-port Thunderbolt device + DP v1.1a-native display or adapter (DVI/HDMI/VGA/etc…) should work.
Video example of Dual displays [8]

The MacBook Air can only handle a single extra display
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