Daisy chain non thunderbolt, can I? RMbp 2013

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by wakkaday, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. wakkaday macrumors member

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    I have a retina mbp 13inch
    I have a dell u2713h which is connected via display port and I want to get another monitor but I don't want to mirror the screen I would prefer extended desktop now Cam anyone tell me if it will work before I Invest because I have been reading different opinions that it will only extend on thunderbolt connection etc

    Is there a way of doing it?

    Thanks
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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  3. wakkaday thread starter macrumors member

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    ah is there no way around it? i already have a 27 inch dell (non tb) and i would like another monitor....

    do you reckon apple will fix this for the display port to daisy chain?
     
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    I don't undestand the question... As before...

    You can buy another monitor with thunderbolt and daisy chain to your current monitor if the thunderbolt monitor has 2 thunderbolt ports, i think, you'll have to google that. Apple doesn't reccomend this as far as I can tell

    Or you can just plug another monitor into your second thunderbolt port or your HDMI port....
     
  5. wakkaday thread starter macrumors member

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    if i plug another monitor into the hdmi port, would it allow me to do the extend mode will it? it will just mirror my screenn
     
  6. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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  7. wakkaday thread starter macrumors member

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    so it will extend the display (rahter then mirror) as shown in video above...


    at the moment the dell u2713h is hooked up by mini dp

    and i will probably use a hdmi for the other monitor


    thanks
     

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