Can I Use 2 External Monitors With My Mac?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nicksilverstein, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. nicksilverstein macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2015
    I have three Macs. I have two MacBook Pros, a Early 2008 2.4 GHz and a Mid 2009 2.53 GHz, and I have a MacBook (White) 2010 2.4 GHz. Can any of those run 2 external monitors? I basically want the screen of the Mac to work plus 2 external monitors run different things. I can't afford another Mac.
  2. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    None of those are able to drive more than a single external display.
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    You can, the real question is: do you truly want to?

    None of those Macs can natively run more than a single external screen. The maximum resolution they can drive on that one screen apart from the internal one is 2550x1600 (or something similar). Which is still quite a bit of real estate.

    If you truly want to drive 2 external screens, it is doable, but it won't be pretty, and could end up costing a lot.

    There are USB options if you only need to display static stuff (forget about video). Anything else would be choppy as heck.

    There are also products such as Matrox's DualHead2Go.

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