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ericbe
Oct 10, 2010, 08:18 PM
Hello,

I want to triple monitor my MacBook Pro that I purchased in July of 2010. Specs for my notebook are below. I currently have an external monitor hooked up through the miniDV port, but I wanted to see if it was possible to add a second external monitor.

Does anyone know of any products that utilize USB, Firewire, or anything like that? I am not a computer guy, but I'm pretty sure MacBook Pro video cards don't support more than one external monitor. Has anyone used any products that can accomplish it?

Specs:
MacBook Pro 15"
Purchased July 2010
OS X Version 10.6.4
2.66 GHz Intel Core i7
8GB Memory, 1067 MHz DDR3

Thanks,

E



Reelknead1
Oct 10, 2010, 08:27 PM
external DVI-D through a USB adaptor would be your best bet.

AdamRock
Oct 10, 2010, 09:15 PM
even if its possible the video card would die out fast.

alust2013
Oct 10, 2010, 09:19 PM
You can use a USB -> DVI adapter. It won't run nearly as smoothly as the display from your miniDP, but it's good for things that aren't video or fast moving.

mulo
Oct 11, 2010, 03:54 AM
I'm pretty sure MacBook Pro video cards don't support more than one external monitor.

Incorrect, they support four 1920x1200 displays, or fewer but higher resolution displays through one MDP.
there are just no displays yet to support MDP daisy chaining.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/18/displayport-1-2-receives-final-vesa-blessing-grows-into-a-real/

Stvwndr219
Oct 11, 2010, 02:41 PM
Going into a matrox 2 go?

Narse77
Oct 11, 2010, 03:32 PM
Incorrect, they support four 1920x1200 displays, or fewer but higher resolution displays through one MDP.
there are just no displays yet to support MDP daisy chaining.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/18/displayport-1-2-receives-final-vesa-blessing-grows-into-a-real/

I wish they would make a break out box etc.