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IS there any way to connect two additional displays to a MacBook Pro?

Asked by wilhel1812 (2872points) September 6th, 2008

I allready have a 17” Monitor and i’m considering buying a 17” MacBook pro. However my wise friend pointed out that buying a 15” MacBook Pro lets me buy a 20” Apple Cinema Display for the price of one 17” MBP. However, that would make the 17” monitor pretty useless. Is there any way i could connect the 17” monitor, the 20” Apple Cinema Display and my Macbook Pro 15” all together as one big screen?

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damien's avatar

I don’t think you’ll be able to connect two screens screens to a Macbook Pro (at least as an extend desktop). I think only Mac Pros can handle more than one extra screen.

dingus108's avatar

I don’t see why you couldn’t. There are adaptors for connecting multiple displays. Try googling it. “multiple displays with MacBook pro” or something along those lines..

wilhel1812's avatar

Well, i could allways connect them, but the question is if Mac OS X and the hardware know how to handle 3 displays. and i don’t want them to show the same thing af course, they have to be 3 independent displays with the ability to show for i.e. Design on the first, Code on the second and the result on the third.

dingus108's avatar

ah, I see. Well, did you google it? There has got to be a way to do it. A piece of software to install, at least.

blastfamy's avatar

I think that a hard cable splitter would do the trick. OS X should pick up the presence of the three monitors (Built in +2), and split the feed accordingly.

The one concern I have is, are the monitors too uber huge to be driven by the computer. IE, can your gfx card handle it?

rezzak's avatar

There are products connecting displays via USB port, like a Gefen branded one. If you are really in need of it, you should give a try.

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