Does a MBP work closed?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by patseguin, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. patseguin macrumors 68000


    Aug 28, 2003
    I have a 2011 MBP and have been considering using my external Dell U2711 monitor with it. I was going to use mode switching but then I remembered that I have a touch screen monitor for the PC that I haven't been using because it's only 1080p and 2560 X 1440 is so much better. However, I could live with it if I could use the 27" with my MBP and be able to keep it closed without damaging anything. Heck, if there was a way, I'd consider using the 24" touch screen with the MBP. I don't think my MBP has DisplayPort, but I don't know what it looks like. I do know that is has Thunderbolt though.
  2. MagicBoy macrumors 68040


    May 28, 2006
    Manchester, UK
    Yes. It's called clamshell mode.

    Details here :

    Thunderbolt port is also a Mini Displayport. One thing to bear in mind - clamshell mode on the 2011 will permanently run with the dGPU.

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