2 external monitors on a 27" that does not have thunderbolt?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by macmee, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. macmee Suspended

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    I searched for this. Everyone says it's possible but all have thunderbolt supporting iMacs. I bought my 27" before they came with thunderbolt but I'd stil like to have 2 external displays. Is it possible? I already have one and I'd like to add another?
     
  2. gbarlow macrumors newbie

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    Without a thunderbolt port there is no easy / good way of doing it. You can use some kind of splitter or usb video connection but it will not look great.
     
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  4. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    I used to use one of those on a MacBook with a damaged miniDVi connection. It works, but USB bandwidth cannot handle fluid video, so even fast window dragging would lag and skip. Video was impossible. Works for web browsing or like a projector for PowerPoint though.
     

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