Three monitors on a Macbook Pro

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  1. Vlade macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone know if its possible to run three monitors off a macbook pro, do they make a DVI splitter cable or anything? I'm running both my 15" macbook pro monitor and a dell 24" and I would love to throw in my dell 19" monitor and just sell my PC I built that goes with it.
     
  2. Temujin macrumors 6502a

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    This should do it. http://www.matrox.com/mga/workstation/cre_pro/products/th2go/home.cfm

    Mighty expensive though. And notice that using the TripleHead2Go on two monitors will make em act as one and not two separate monitors.
     
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    Think your right. Couldn’t find anything about the thing supporting Mac. Sorry for misleading :(
     
  5. Vlade thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thats too bad, oh well leopards virtual desktops will help out instead
     
  6. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I know the PowerBooks can't do it. I tried it on my PowerBook last night. TV out on the S-Video port, an external monitor on the DVI port, and then of course the laptop display, and it didn't work.
     
  7. Chone macrumors 65816

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    There is a PCMCIA addon for Powerbooks though, its still not available (and nothing points that it will) for macbooks.
     
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    Yeah but magma has released a pci express adapter, to allow people to use regular pci cards with the macbook pro pci express slot.

    http://www.mobl.com/expansion/
     
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    For that kind of pricing I rather just shell out an extra 1k and get a Mac Pro, no offense.
     
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    No offense taken.

    I agree, if I need to run that many monitors I would just go with a desktop system. But hey, a solution is a solution for whoever is willing to pony up the dough.
     
  11. thebeephaha macrumors 6502

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    DANG I'D LOOOOOOVE THAT... Especially for in Windows, the possibilities would be ENDLESS...
     
  12. Vlade thread starter macrumors 6502a

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