Can I Use 2 External Monitors With My Mac?

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

  1. nicksilverstein macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2015
    #1
    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 604

    T5BRICK

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2006
    Location:
    Oregon
    #2
    None of those are able to drive more than a single external display.
     
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2008
    #3
    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.

    http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/gxm/dh2go/digital_se/
     

Share This Page