Extra screen next to current Thunderbolt Display

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ptk, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. ptk macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2016
    My current MacBook Pro is coupled with a Thunderbolt Display 27" which I use daily. I am in thoughts of expanding my screen output with yet another 27" screen and use it next to the Thunderbolt Display, and I am not interested in buying another TD. What screens would be compatible with my current MacBook Pro and the current Thunderbolt Display? What settings should I look for? The MacBook has two display ports - and I have just assumed it would be capable of using both simultaneously- but is it really?

    Thank you for all input and ideas.

    (Current MB is: MacBook Pro Retina, 13-inch, beginning of 2015 with 3.1 GHz Intel Core i7 and 16GB RAM and 1TB SSID)
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    I would choose display port over HDMI, but you shouldn't have a problem adding a second screen with that MBP.
  3. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    That is a quite powerful machine. You'll have no issues. You can even add a 4K monitor in addition to the TD.
    Just note that nothing else than Thunderbolt-equipped monitors will daisy-chain off the Apple Thunderbolt Display.

    Any screen at all will work (bar 5K ones). Dell UltraSharp U2715H is a good option if you're not looking for 4K.

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