2 MacBook Pro's sharing 1 monitor?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jbirdie6, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. jbirdie6 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    My employer is providing me with a 34" Samsung widescreen for my work MBP (2017 model). I currently have a 27" iMac on my desk for personal use and the MBP for work. I won't have room for both the iMac and the new 34" monitor.

    I was thinking about selling my iMac and getting a 2017 15.4 MBP.

    Question is, can I connect both my work and personal MBP to a single monitor and easily switch between either computer for display? Or would I have to manually plug/unplug each time I want to switch?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. jerryk macrumors 601

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    It depends on the monitor. All of my monitors support multiple inputs. For example, HDMI and Display Port. So I just hook up computer A to HDMI and computer B to DP. Then just press the monitor's input source button to switch between the two.
     
  3. jbirdie6 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok that's good advice. The monitor in question is this one - https://www.samsung.com/us/business...0-series/890-series-34-curved-lc34h890wjnxza/.

    Looks like I've got USB-C, USB, and Display Port. Hopefully there's an input source switch on this model and I'll be all set.
     

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