Dual Monitor on 13" MBP

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  1. LindsayC macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,

    I have done many searches and read about my options for my MBP for dual monitors. My boss told me I need a dual external monitors, and to get him the cost and options.

    The specs of my MBP,

    13" / 4GB RAM / P7550 @ 2.26 (Core 2 Duo) / GeForce 9400m / Windows 7 Pro

    My three options;

    Matrox DualHead2Go DP
    ViDock2 Express Card w/Graphics card (I would buy)
    Magma (Too expensive for me to justify)

    What would you recommend? I am always doing multiple remote desktop sessions, and I like to play the odd game. The monitors being used, are Samsung 24" @ 1920x1200.

    Would the 9400m be able to support dual 24's over the Matrox? Can the ViDock support a MBP running Windows 7? Does it support full length GPUs?

    I like the idea of the Matrox, seems simple and good to go. But I like the idea of the expandability of the Vidock. My MBP only has DP, so I need to make sure it would work with Vidock in Windows 7.

    Thanks for the help!
     
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  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    The ViDock is using an ExpressCard slot and is not supported on Unibody MBPs, of which only the 2008 15" MBP has an ExpressCard slot and the 17" MBP.
    http://www.villagetronic.com/vidock/compatibility.html

    There are also a variety of USB adapters, but gaming is not an option with those.

    Have you used MRoogle yet to find similar threads?
     
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  6. LindsayC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the input guys.

    I have used MRoogle, couldn't find a clear cut answer on whether or not the 9400m could really handle two 1920x1200 displays.

    Well, that narrows it down to 1 option at this point, the DualHead2Go. Will the 9400m have issues handling the two displays via the DualHead2Go?

    The Minideck looks good, but won't support gaming, which isn't a huge deal, as I can always disconnect it, as I wouldn't be playing on both monitors at the same time, but I would like to be able to keep the other monitor up while I was playing.
     

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