Dual External Displays with new MacBook Pros

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by HerrBob86, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. HerrBob86 macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2008
    Is there hope of having dual external displays with the new Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter or for those that want it are we going to still need to use a hack adapter still?
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
  3. radx macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2008
    Yup, unfortunately it's 1 display =(
    I was kindda hoping for dual support too.
  4. jamestemroot macrumors member

    Nov 21, 2007
    im guessing it'll always be 1

    if you want more than 2 screens, I guess you might as well get a desktop
  5. phairphan macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2005
    Reject Beach
    I believe the Displayport specification permits for daisy chaining of displays, so you could (if the hardware and software support it) drive two external displays independently from one port on the computer. I'm not saying the MBP or MB support it, but perhaps in the near future now that the 'books have two graphics "cards" (one card for the built-in LCD and one for the two external displays). Given how anti-port Apple seems, this would allow them to create a system capable of multiple external displays without adding a port.

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