can i use two 24" screen on my macbook pro ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by b348xyx, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. b348xyx macrumors member

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    hi

    i have a 15" macbook pro with the 9600mgt

    can i run 2x 24" displays from this ?

    Thanks

    Karl
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Not easily: there is only a single external graphics output. You could use something like a Matrox DualHead2Go product...
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    That, and... He'd need the Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter, and he can't run dual LED Cinema Displays.
     
  4. b348xyx thread starter macrumors member

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    hi,

    i have allready got a 24" display using the Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter, but seems like i will have to buy a maxtrox dualhead to go.. for 2 screens :(
     
  5. kayne macrumors newbie

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    My first post...

    Hey everyone, sorry to tag on to this thread, but i have a similar issue...

    I need to connect two external monitors to my macbook... it would be visually so helpful.

    I currently connect one 20" LCD monitor via a mini Displayport to VGA, i also have a second identical screen knocking around i would like to connect and was thinking about just buying a VGA splitter and seeing if this works? Am i way off and do i really need to follow the previous advice and use a Mini Displayport to DVI to connect these screens plus the Matrox?

    I would really appreciate any advice, thanks.

    Kayne
     
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    A VGA splitter will not help you at all: it does not magically enable a single output to drive two displays with two different images (unless it's the Matrox box which is not really a splitter).
     

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