View Full Version : two external monitors on powerbook? can i?

May 7, 2008, 02:33 AM
i've plugged my lcd tv to my powerbook using the dvi port and a dvi-to-vga cable and have extended the desktop to the left of my mac's monitor so i can throw windows and stuff there when i'm working (web design).
because i would ideally love to have even more room to have my stuff laid out, it would be great if i could connect another monitor and extend the desktop to the right this time...
is that do-able? could i use the s-video port for that?

ps. spaces doesn't do it for me, plus it's got problems with the cs3 suite ;)

May 7, 2008, 02:59 AM
You can, but you'd need a piece of third-party hardware to do it. There's the Matrox DualHead2Go, which turns your single DVI port into two ports, and there are also a handful of USB to DVI/VGA adaptors around - some of which are Mac compatible. A quick search on Google should turn up a few options for you.

S-video won't do it as it will just mirror your primary screen.

May 7, 2008, 07:49 AM
cheers mate, dualhead2go does look pretty sweet ;)

the other stuff i found doesn't really look that promising, i'll give that one a go