2010 MBP: Multiple Monitors?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by vorbb, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. vorbb macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2010
    Hey guys,

    I searched with MRoogle and all information seems to be about older models.

    I have an entry level (256 MB graphics) 2010 15-inch MBP with Mini-DisplayPort.

    I also have two monitors, each with 2x HDMI and 1x DVI (I think... It's the blue, pentagon-ish shaped one). They are 24-inch monitords, and display 1920x1080.

    Is there any way to connect both of these to my MBP, either through adaptors or otherwise?

    Also, is is easier/better to connect to two Mini-DiplayPort monitors? I'm thinking of picking up a couple 27-inch Cinema Displays for work.

    Thanks guys!
  2. Blu101 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 10, 2010
    Community feedback from the apple store:

    "1) A Matrox Dualhead2go is a device that "tricks" your laptop into thinking that the two displays are a single display. Due to this trick, it has some limitations, but provides good graphics performance. The device costs between $100-200.

    2) A USB graphics card, such as the EVGA UV Plus+, which run about $60. These devices give you another display without tricking your computer, but do not offer the same level of graphics performance that the Matrox does. These are great for looking at big spreadsheets/documents, but not great for movies or games."

    Good luck.

    ps: do your monitors have a video output? If so, you may be able to daisy chain one off the other, with the MBP is driving one of them from the mini display port.

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