Dual External Displays with MBP

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by benboy12, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. benboy12 macrumors regular

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    Hello all,

    I have a 13in Macbook Pro. I am looking at the possibility of purchasing some sort of docking station, so that I can use an external display (2 possibly), an external keyboard, and external mouse. Does anybody have any recommendations? I was looking at a docking station made by Henge Docks.

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/henge-d...tion/8240135.p?id=1219320180434&skuId=8240135

    My macbook pro has two mini display ports and the dock I am looking at does, too. Would this mean that I would just be able to have two monitors hooked up to the dock via mini display port cables (I know I would probably need a mini display to HDMI or DVI adapter for most monitors) and just be able to dock my macbook in there and be good to go? Would I need anything additional?
     
  2. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    Unless you have the displays already, why not one or two Apple displays? There are both pre-and-post Thunderbolt varieties. They integrate a USB hub, mag-safe charger, speakers, and webcam into the display and make it very convenient to dock/undock.
     
  3. benboy12 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well a new apple display is $999. I was thinking of picking up a couple of 23 inch monitors for around $150 each.
     
  4. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    Yeah. Apples price is ridiculous these days.
     
  5. arbrx macrumors newbie

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    I came from two 30" Dell Monitors on a Mac Pro to a Macbook Pro and one LG 34 Wide Monitor:

    http://www.lg.com/uk/monitors/lg-34UM95

    It can daisy chain via Thunderbolt with a USB hub as well - works VERY well. I don't miss the two monitors, even two 30's. I'd consider the LG Wide monitors - good quality, outstanding picture, connectivity, affordable (vs 4K, two monitors) and has the space of two monitors within one.
     
  6. JasonR macrumors 6502a

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    This is the way to go.

    I'm actually selling my 27" Thunderbolt Display and just bought two Dell u2414h - I've had a lot of setups including Dual Apple 30s, and two 24s are my favorite, plus I'm sticking $150 in my pocket by selling the TBD and getting two 24s.

    Win/win.
     

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