Best Macbook Pro for Dual UltraWide Monitors?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by hadi27, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. hadi27, Apr 10, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2016

    hadi27 macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2010
    Hi all,

    So I recently bought two LG 25UM56 UltraWide monitors for my new table setup. I bought these two in a hurry and I didn't fully research how I was going to use them. Apparently, my late 2008 white unibody Macbook (running El Capitan) can't handle extending the display to two monitors (2560x1080 resolution each).

    Currently I can only connect one with a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter at 1920x1080 resolution, which also leaves empty spaces on both sides.

    My question is - What is the best performing and most affordable Macbook Pro I can purchase that can easily connect both monitors at full resolution? I want a laptop that won't lag from displaying so much real estate. I've read into the subject and have gathered macbook pro retinas have 2 thunderbolt outputs and an HDMI output. My monitors ONLY have two HDMI input ports each.

    Im looking for something under $1200 preferably. I would like something with 8gb(16gb better), i7 if possible, and SSD is nice too. Basically this laptop has to be sufficient for photoshop, light graphic design, and watching/streaming movies (without lagging on the monitors) for the next 3 years.

    There's so many variations of the macbook pro and so many little differences in hardware between 2013/2014/2014 that I get lost in what is the best bang for the buck.

    Thank You,

    Is there any quad core macbooks available in this price? or 15 inch?

    What are some better options than these two laptops? How old is the oldest model I should go and still be able to enjoy the macbook 3 years down the road

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  2. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    You may get better information posting your question in the Macbook Pro subforum rather than here in the Macbook subforum.
  3. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    Out of the two you've posted, stay away from the top one. Waste of money.

    Any Retina MacBook Pro in either 13" or 15" will handle those two monitors easily. Any other machine will need contraptions to make it work or won't work at all.

    Other people (in the MacBook Pro forum) will be better with the specific buying advice.
  4. IowaLynn macrumors 65816


    Feb 22, 2015
    Don't rule out Apple Special Certified Refurbished models
  5. hadi27 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2010
    Thanks for the feedback. I will post in Macbook Pro.

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