2014 13" rMBP Performance With Two External Displays

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Abarsotti, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. Abarsotti macrumors newbie

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    I know that the specs say that the 13" rMBP supports two external displays but has anyone used two displays with it and noticed a hit in performance? I'm looking to buy either a high end 13" or low end 15" for web development and I want to use it with two 22" 1920x1080 Dell Ultrasharp, one which will have a browser and the other will have Photoshop CC. I highly doubt I'd notice a significant hit but I just wanted to see if anyone has used a similar setup and if they have had any issues with it.
     
  2. Orr macrumors 6502

    Orr

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    Had a late 2013 13" mid-level Iris model for over half a year running dual 23" Dell IPS externals (S2340M). Slight lag depending on the applications but totally fine for everyday use and never bothered me. Now w/ the mid 2014 base 15" Iris Pro, everything runs amazing. Don't do any web development or photoshop though.
     
  3. pshifrin macrumors 6502

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    Just setup an employee who had two fairly new Samsung displays with his old PC. His new computer is the 13 2.8/8/512 model. One screen is connected to the built-in HDMI port and the other via the HDMI port on a cal digit thunderbolt dock.

    With the laptop open, and therefore 3 screens active, all is working perfectly... for typical office tasks: Chrome, Word, Excel, etc.
     

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