Dual External (non Appple) on new MBP

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  1. linescanner macrumors newbie

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    Guys,

    I have just taken delivery of a new MBP. It is my fist ever Mac and have to admit to being hooked. Wish I had moved over years ago.

    I am looking at running 2 x 22" External Monitors from it (not wanting the laptop TFT in use.)

    What do I need to get this to work.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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  3. linescanner thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Had to save up all my change to get this thing :)
     
  4. Inconsequential macrumors 68000

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    Display port to DVI adapter then one of those matrox two head things...

    BUT it strikes to me as abit pointless, because you bought it to be portable, but when you swap between screens all the window sizes will change and you will be forever messing around with it.

    Im messing around with it and im running with the MBP display in use!!! Its so annoying I want a Mac Pro so I can use the main 24" separately!!

    But fair play anyway.
     
  5. linescanner thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cool. Is it the dual one or just the normal one ? DVI adapter that is
     
  6. Inconsequential macrumors 68000

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    There is a one to three and a one to two, the dual one would suit your needs i'd imagine!
     
  7. linescanner thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry I meant the Apple DVI cable, there is a dual port one they do also.
     
  8. prosinader macrumors newbie

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    I'm using the late 2008 MBP, running a Matrox Digital Triplehead2Go. I've found that I think I need the Display Port to Dual Link DVI as it doesn't display across all three screens with the regular DVI adapter.

    My guess is that, depending on the resolution you want to active, you may have similar issues with the Digital Dualhead2Go. I started on a Dualhead but upgraded and gave the old one away.

    That aside, the TripleHead and Dualhead worked flawlessly when plugged into my 2006 MBP
     
  9. sparkie7 macrumors 68000

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    any chance of a pic of your setup?
     
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  12. baietas macrumors newbie

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    Are we talking about the new Unibody Macbook Pro? Has anybody actually tried this (Unibody Macbook Pro + 2 LCDs at 1920x1200 each?)
     

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