MBP dual screen anywhere on the horizon?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by asolipsist, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. asolipsist macrumors newbie

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    I'd like to upgrade to an MBP sometime, but as yet there is seems to be no option that I can use to drive 2 x 21' screens (3200x1200).

    Does anyone know of any future express card video cards or a matrox dual-head like product that can actually do DVI and 1600x1200?

    I was thinking when pccard-expressbus adapters eventually come out I could do a vtbook->pcmcia->expresscard, but that would be ugly, slow, and expensive. Any other ideas?
     
  2. generik macrumors 601

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    Think that'd be a long wait before such functionality makes it into a laptop chip? :confused:
     
  3. technicolor macrumors 68000

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    I contacted that company that made the adpater for powerbooks, and they actually said they had no plans to make a mbp version.

    eta: the link to the company
    http://www.villagetronic.com/

    Not sure how this works, possibly only mirrors?
    http://www.gefen.com/kvm/product.jsp?prod_id=1403

    This article says there will be a solution this fall

    http://www.macworld.com/weblogs/mac911/2006/07/multimonbook/index.php

    This could also be a near future solution..you can use this to run the villagetronic card

    http://www.mobl.com/expansion/products/expresscard_expansion/index.html


    this guy used the triplehead2go
    http://eskatonia.net/qcblog/2006/07/02/triplehead2go-running-on-macbook-pro/
     
  4. asolipsist thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for trying to help and taking time to post the links. None of these solutions currently will do 3200x1200 though, however ExpressCard to PCI Expansion by magma does look promising, and they say they'll have an /34 version out soon, so here's hoping. If such a thing does come out, which graphics card do you think would work with it?


    Heh, er nevermind 1 Slot ExpressCard/54-to-PCI expansion For Full-Length PCI Cards $999. I think my threshold is somewhere around $150 for such a device.
     
  5. JackSYi macrumors 6502a

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