Can I display two 24" monitors (1920x1200) on a MBP 17?

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  1. cmm macrumors 6502a

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    I have a GeForce 330M video card.

    Is it possible to use this computer to power two Dell 24 monitors (U2410) at its native 1920x1200 resolution?
     
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  3. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    It is possible but you need to use a USB adapter for one of them which will make one screen unsuitable for video playback or intensive graphics.
    Basically the USB connected monitor will only be any use for fairly static images, webpages etc.
    I forget the name of the manufacturer but it`s not a particularly cheap option either if memory serves me correctly.
     
  4. cmm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I looked into it and decided not to. The hardware would cost ~$230 and I rather just build a server for approximately double that, which will support 4 screens. (Running Linux)

    If anyone is interested, the device is located here: http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/default.aspx?edc=2274739
     
  5. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    That`s it!
    Don`t blame you at all, I knew it was pricey but damn!!!
     

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