Early 2011 MBP to dual 1200 and 1440 monitors

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Egosphere, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. Egosphere macrumors member

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    I tried searching; I really did. And I can't figure it out. I have an early 2011 MBP with one thunderbolt port. Can I connect two non-Apple non-Thunderbolty displays to it at once and run both at full resolution (laptop screen not necessary)? One is Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24" at resolution 1920x1200 with DVI-D and DisplayPort. The other is AURIA EQ276W 27" IPS LED at resolution 2560x1440 with DVI-D and DisplayPort. Is it possible? What do I need to make it work? If this is not possible, is it possible instead to run two of the Dells at resolution 1920x1200 at the same time? Thanks for the help. I'm really sorry. I'm sure something like this has been asked a million times but I couldn't figure it out from all the various posts about plugging in displays. Thank you so much for answering this once again. Cheers.
     
  2. Egosphere thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh and I forgot to say the screen size. It's an early 2011 MBP 15". Thanks again.
     
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

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  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    True. Forgot to mention that.
     
  6. skiborsy macrumors newbie

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    I got a USB 3.0 adapter from J5 Create that's working for me even with 1080p videos. It's the only USB 3.0 adapter I was able to find for Macs-others use Displaylink drivers but J5 must make their own.
     
  7. willcapellaro, Dec 29, 2012
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    willcapellaro macrumors 6502

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    http://www.j5create.com/our-products/external-video-adapters-usb3/jua350.html

    The spec page says it only supports up to 2048x1152. That's 8 pixels short of an ACD...

    What are you using, and tell us about the latency/lag?
    EDIT: Looks like 1920x1200 is supported, so ACDs are cool. Still curious about any lag issues.

    Last comment here seems to make it sound like a good investment.
    http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t-1482320.html
     

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