Connecting 2 external monitors to the Mbp 13 2012 model

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Tombs, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. Tombs macrumors regular

    Tombs

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    Can it be done? If so how and what will I need? Thanks for any advice in advance.
     
  2. Rizzm macrumors 6502a

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    I have no concrete evidence but I'd still say a resounding, "definitely NOT."

    I run a 2011 13" MBP with a 21.5" Dell monitor and it seems to lag slightly just with that. I'd assume the new integrated HD 4000 graphics would help with single external montor lag, but not power a whole second one.
     
  3. Tombs thread starter macrumors regular

    Tombs

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    I'm surprised by the problems you're having with a 21" as these machines are supposed to run a 27 tb display no problem.
     
  4. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    You can drive the second monitor via usb and some additional equipment. Do a google search.

    I think the new rMBP can run 2 monitors directly as there are 2 display ports/thunderbolt connections.
     
  5. Rizzm macrumors 6502a

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    I don't want to exaggerate my problem. It's barely even a lag, but still noticeable.
     
  6. flatfoot macrumors 65816

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    The new rMBP hast two TB ports and one HDMI port. I'm pretty sure you can use all three of them simultaneously. That's three external displays.
     
  7. Liquinn Suspended

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    So two thunderbolt displays and a HDTV? Nice :p
     
  8. flatfoot macrumors 65816

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    The HDMi port also takes computer displays. You can use adaptors, too.
     

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