Dual-Monitor split using macbook pro

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  1. elb0w macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I have purchased a mac book pro, I want to split it to my monitors. I have DVI / VGA ports on my monitors. What is the best product to use for this?

    I want to go from macbook pro -> two monitors.

    Thanks
     
  2. MacForScience macrumors 6502

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    This makes me cringe. I have to ask why (out of morbid curiosity)?

    Now I will encourage this:
    http://www.iogear.com/product/GUC2015V/
    This would be what you are looking for or something like this.

    The setup:
    Connect 1 monitor with an adapter to your mini-display port
    Connect 1 to the USB video card

    I will never understand why people do this but there it is.

    Cheers
     
  3. enklined macrumors 6502

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    You can't understand why someone would want dual side-by-side identical monitors?

    I found this thread searching for an answer to this exact question. I have a 1 yr old PC hooked up to dual monitors, but my new MBP out performs it. So, in the morning, I'd like to come into work, and hook up to my dual 20" Dell screens.

    The Laptop Screen + 1 external screen is ugly, distracting, and frankly not nearly as useful/efficient as two identical larger screens.
     
  4. MacForScience macrumors 6502

    MacForScience

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    USB Graphics doesn't scare you?

    Running something that normally takes around 1.4GB/sec over a 60MB/sec connection. There is a reason why things have moved to PCIe 2.0 over PCI or AGP or PCIx.

    I don't really understand the point on aesthetics or how that has anything to do with anything?

    Cheers
     
  5. Dark Dragoon macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe another option would be something like a Matrox dual head 2 Go DP Edition.

    That should allow you to connect up two screens using just the display port output on the computer.
     

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