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4legsmedia
Jul 18, 2006, 04:34 PM
Hi, I was wondering if it is possible to run 2 external monitors on a MacBook (Pro) just like a normal PC or PowerMac?



GimmeSlack12
Jul 18, 2006, 06:56 PM
Not that I know of. Running to external monitors would require two video outputs and the MBP only has one (as do most laptops).

Therefore, no the MBP cannot run two external monitors. A Mac G5 desktop (or any PC) can only run 2 monitors if there are 2 video out ports (VGA/DVI ports).

jaxstate
Jul 18, 2006, 07:10 PM
I was looking at this on apple's site

"View more than 4 million pixels on the 30-inch Apple Cinema HD display, powered by the ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 and the dual-link DVI built into MacBook Pro"

what's does "dual-link" do?

Chundles
Jul 18, 2006, 07:13 PM
I was looking at this on apple's site

"View more than 4 million pixels on the 30-inch Apple Cinema HD display, powered by the ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 and the dual-link DVI built into MacBook Pro"

what's does "dual-link" do?

It's basically just a double-strength DVI connection. Regular DVI can only handle up to 1920x1200 so you need the extra grunt to go up to 2560x1600 for the 30" displays.

Temujin
Jul 18, 2006, 07:42 PM
With this hardware you will be able to connect two monitors to a MBP (note they will not work as two independent monitors but as one HUUUUUGE one)
http://www.matrox.com/graphics/offhome/dh2go/home.cfm
Mighty expensive though

SheriffParker
Jul 18, 2006, 08:09 PM
Hi, I was wondering if it is possible to run 2 external monitors on a MacBook (Pro) just like a normal PC or PowerMac?

But you already have the built-in display. :eek:

You want three displays?