Can Macbook 2016 run two 27" screens?

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  1. randomnorwegian, Jun 11, 2016
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    randomnorwegian macrumors newbie

    randomnorwegian

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    Hi. I got a new Macbook at work, and I have a terrible 21" screen I use in the office. I want to get the office-setup as efficient as possible and thus wonder what a new macbook can run.

    I only use it for mail, office, SuperOffice etc. so no heavy lifting, just loads of multitasking.

    There was remarkably little info on this topic when i did a regular search. The usb3 connector seems somewhat unchartered when it comes to splitting into two external screens...

    So:
    1) Can a Macbook run 2 screens? If yes, what gadget is needed to split the usb3 signal?
    2) Does the new Macbook have a hard or soft resolution limit?

    Thanks for the help :)
     
  2. Idarzoid macrumors 6502

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    It depends, what are the resolution of these screens?

    It's the resolution that matters, not the size. Also you'll need to find a hub/dock with 2+ display out, there aren't many out there but there are few with both HDMI and VGA output.
     
  3. randomnorwegian thread starter macrumors newbie

    randomnorwegian

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    I was thinking two 2560*1440 screens, but if that is too much I guess I could decrease to 1920*1080 or something like that. I basically want as much space as possible :)

    As for these hubs, do you have any suggestions? I have access to the standard adapters for both HDMI and VGA at work, but I don't know what splitters could work out of those.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  4. Idarzoid macrumors 6502

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    Hm, 2x 1920*1080 should work, no idea about 2560*1440, but I don't see why not.

    There's CalDigit USB-C dock with DP and HDMI, and CalDigit USB-C mini dock with HDMI and VGA.

    They should be available soon if they aren't already.
     
  5. randomnorwegian thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Interesting! I take it one would use one hdmi and one display port to add two screens through those docks.

    Now I just need the dock to get available :)

    Thanks!
     

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