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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by AppleIntelRock, Oct 8, 2006.
Does anyone know if it is possible for a macbook pro (17") to run two displays?
Yes. Since the Duallink DVI connection supports 3840x2400 pixels out, you should with a DVI splitter (lost the link) be able to run up to two external displays at up to 1920x1200 (23" ACD).
It can run the internal and an additional external screen.
wait, so if I got a splitter, I could run two 20" acds AS well as my macbook pro's display?
Is three displays supported in OSX, I mean, will it give me two mirrored displays, or will I be able to use all three at once?
You can set it so it will let you use each individually. You could run 2 20" ACDs as well as the macbook pro's display, yes.
Thanks for the help and quick responses everyone!
How exactly do you do this??
Previous threads regarding this have always referenced a 3rd party peice of equipment (like PCMCIA card) to do this, at some expense.
I was under the impression that without additional hardware, you could run one external display only.
Has anyone actually tried this and can confirm that it works?
I was referring to if he got a splitter he could do this.
I thought splitters just send the same image to more than one display (i.e. mirroring, not extended desktop).
as did i. can someone help
I can't find the old threads on this, but I am almost positive that a "dual-link" DVI means you can run a 30", but does NOT mean that you can "split" the output to use 2 monitors. You can use the MBP display and another external up to 30", but that is it.
"Splitter" is just taking one DVI signal and sending it to two monitors (mirrored) - looks like they run around $300.
A link that looks similar to what I remember from other threads on this topic is here:
- looks like only available for the powerbook. Pricey too...
I'm wrong, nevermind