Can I add a "normal" 27" Monitor to my Thunderbolt Display?

Azzin

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Jun 23, 2010
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Hi folks,

As per title really, I'm looking to potentially add a 2nd (non Apple) 27" monitor to my current setup (13" 2012 MBP running Mountain Lion into my Thunderbolt display).

It's looking like this is possible now (forgive my Mac n00bness!), but I'd just like to get a clear understanding.

Cheers. :)
 
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Lunfai

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Nov 21, 2010
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Hi folks,

As per title really, I'm looking to potentially add a 2nd (non Apple) 27" monitor to my current setup (13" 2012 MBP running Mountain Lion into my Thunderbolt display).

It's looking like this is possible now (forgive my Mac n00bness!), but I'd just like to get a clear understanding.

Cheers. :)
Yeah just chain it with a thunderbolt to hdmi / mini display port to hdmi/dvi cable ^^.
 

Julien

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Jun 30, 2007
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Hi folks,

As per title really, I'm looking to potentially add a 2nd (non Apple) 27" monitor to my current setup (13" 2012 MBP running Mountain Lion into my Thunderbolt display).

It's looking like this is possible now (forgive my Mac n00bness!), but I'd just like to get a clear understanding.

Don't use HDMI. You will only get 1920x1080. If your monitor has a DisplayPort input make a direct connection. If it's DVI you need to use a DisplayPort to DVI (dual link) adaptor like the Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI to get QHD (2560x1440).
 

ibilisi

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Aug 3, 2010
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Don't use HDMI. You will only get 1920x1080.
Has this been verified in 10.9 Mavericks?

I would be interested in knowing what the status of the HDMI resolution is in Mavericks as it is artificially limited currently.
 

gwang73

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Jun 14, 2009
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Do you have a 13" rMBP or MBP? You cannot daisy chain a non-Thunderbolt display from a Thunderbolt display. You can only daisy chain Thunderbolt displays off of each other.

The rMBP has 2 Thunderbolt ports so you can connect 2 monitors to it individually.