Running 2 external monitors on MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by 4legsmedia, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I was wondering if it is possible to run 2 external monitors on a MacBook (Pro) just like a normal PC or PowerMac?
     
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    GimmeSlack12

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    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).
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    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?
     
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    Chundles

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    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.
     
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    Temujin

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    SheriffParker

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

    You want three displays?
     

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