Dual monitors

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  1. Gaprofitt macrumors regular

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    Can you run dual monitors with the new macbook or is it not supported?
     
  2. driftless macrumors demi-god

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    I can't imagine that Apple designed this MB to drive dual monitors.
     
  3. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    It can drive a 4K external display in addition to its own, so I guess two lower resolution displays in clamshell mode should be possible - if you can find the right adaptors.
     
  4. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    It can only drive one external display. It's not like the MBA.
     
  5. vanimal macrumors 6502a

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    I would say no without even looking. Than you are getting away from really what the computer is meant for. I almost waited for one, well at least the first gen.

    I can see if someone wanted to use one as a extended or mirrored display once and a while. But if you want to drive two displays i would think that would be MBPR territory or even MBA. Just what i think at least.
     
  6. nunes013 macrumors 65816

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    I don't think it can because of the port, not because of the power. It only has one port; either HDMI or VGA with the adaptor. As far as I know, you need two display out ports to run two different desktops unless you're mirroring.

    On my rMBP I need to use both thunderbolt ports to run my dual DVI monitors
     
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  8. Mcdevidr macrumors 6502a

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    Couldn't you AirPlay to an Apple TV for one display and hook another into the port?
     
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  10. Mattymoocow macrumors member

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    what about people who have a Cinema or Thunderbolt display, how we connect those Apple displays to the new rMB?
     
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