dual display: Thunderbolt and typical 23" DVI 1080p

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by gowanis, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. gowanis macrumors 6502

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    I am still confused :eek:

    I am about to purchase a macbook w/retina and a 27" thunderbolt. I currently have a typical Windows setup with two Samsung monitors (DVI) each running at 1920x1080.

    Questions:

    1) Can I run the Macbook with the Thunderbolt and one of my existing monitors?

    2) If so, how would the connection work?

    3) If so, what would my resolution setting be? Can I run 2560 x 1440 on the Thunderbolt and 1920x1080 on the Samsung? Or must I reduce the resolution on the Thunderbolt to accommodate?
     
  2. uhslax24 macrumors 6502

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    1) Yes

    2) You would run the Thunderbolt display with one of your two Thunderbolt ports, and the other monitor using a) the included HDMI port, or B) a display port to VGA/DVI adapter.

    3) You should be able to run all three displays (including your laptop's built-in display) without having to reduce the resolution on any of the screens. Unfortunately, I don't have the setup you mentioned to confirm. However, I can run a 22 inch monitor (VGA) and HDTV (HDMI) simultaneously pretty well!
     
  3. gowanis thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the reply. Sounds like it would be a really sweet setup with the Thunderbolt, my existing monitor and the laptop open. Now I just have to fork over the $4,000 to get my stuff.
     

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