Connect 2 or 3 monitors

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by GMaister22, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. GMaister22 macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2011
    Hey guys,

    i have a MacBook Pro 17" 2010 model with the i7 CPU and I'm building up a home studio for music production, I was wondering how i could hook up 2 or 3 DVI or HDMI monitors on my MacBook Pro :)

    any ideas?
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    You can connect one through the mini DisplayPort, but the others will have to be through usb adapters, which generally provide poor performance.
  3. GMaister22 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2011
    Oh duhh :(

    there should be a way to achieve this :S
  4. jaymul macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2011
    Liverpool, England
    It is possible using apple thunderbolt displays and daisy chaining them together however this is an expensive method
  5. stordoff macrumors regular

    Aug 24, 2009
    And would require a Thunderbolt port. IIRC, the 2010 MacBook Pros don't have one.
  6. DeadPixel217 macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2011
    I use 2 external monitors with my MacBook Pro. I use my thunderbolt to connect my main large monitor (Minidisplay to DVI) and use a Diamond USB to DVI adapter to power a slightly smaller 21" display at 1980x1080. My USB powered monitor is great for emails, spotify, itunes, twitter anything that doesn't require constant pixel change. Anything that uses more than.. 30% of the pixels and you'll notice a definite drop in frame rate. Worsening the more pixels you use.

    A good example of this is YouTube. If its not maximised it runs fine but make it bigger and you will notice the frame rate drop. Aside from this its great. Perfect for an FTP client and your static apps :)

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