dual external displays

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kid rock, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. kid rock macrumors regular

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    i have done some searching and cant find anything specific on this so here goes:


    is it possible to run 2 external displays from a MBP, i have seen some things like the kensington usb adaptor that gives you a second screen and the matrox devices, but nothing that quite fits the bill.


    anybody got any ideas or actually done this?

    thanks in advance guys/gals

    Simon
     
  2. neilhart macrumors 6502

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    Yes I have run two Dell 1600 x 1200 20" LCDs with the prior to UNIBODY MBPs using a MATROX Digital A2D adapter giving me a 3200 x 1200 desktop along with the MBP's screen (this with both 15" and 17" systems).

    The Unibody 15" MBP won't do this. I have the mini-Display to VGA and to DVI. The best that I have been able to achieve is 1920 x 1200 using the DVI adapter.



    Neil
     
  3. kid rock thread starter macrumors regular

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    i have the old shape MBP so it would work,

    would a cable like this not work?

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/77024

    want to do this on as cheap a budget as possible

    thanks

    Simon
     
  4. Migsy macrumors newbie

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    Nope, that cable is a HP specific cable. I've used it on their desktops before - from memory the HP-Specific side of the cable is totally different from DVI.
     
  5. kid rock thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok thanks, matrox it is then :D
     

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