2 external displays on unibody mac?

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  1. Holmez macrumors member

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    Hi,
    i have a MBP uniboddy and a 24" LED cinema display. Is there a way for me to connect my old 17" display so i have 2 eksternal displays? (the 17" dispaly has DVI connection)
     
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  3. Holmez thread starter macrumors member

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    and me!! (always wanted one but this brought up some deep feelings)
     
  6. obey908 macrumors 6502a

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    i use the evga uvplus uv16 with my macbookpro, works great and was only $70 on newegg
     
  7. gotzero macrumors 68040

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    I have the matrox unit and it only has settings for two like-sized displays.

    The USB units do work, but they do not have the best video performance. If all you need are extra pixels for something that does not move much, they are great.
     
  8. sammich macrumors 601

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    Apparently OpenGL and other 'heavy' graphics stuff won't work on the USB display (for obvious reasons). It mentions it at the bottom left of the page I liked above.
     
  9. peepboon macrumors 6502

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    um... so can u just buy any one of these USB to VGA/DVI adapters? As I am worried that if I buy a cheaper one from eBay or something, it wont be compatible with Mac. Did u guys need drivers for it to work?

    Also, know of any cheaper alternatives?
     

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