Macbook with Two External Displays

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  1. kikobarbada macrumors regular

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    Hello.

    Currently I have a white Macbook connected to a 22in monitor. And they are both turned on. I have another 22in monitor but there are not two mini-dvi ports on the Macbook. How can I connect two external displays and close the macbook display? (1680x1050 each display, instead of 1680x1050 and 1280x800 like now).

    Thanks, Kiko.
     
  2. iToaster macrumors 68000

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  3. kikobarbada thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know there is some kind of device to connect two displays.
     
  4. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    There are options op purchasing a USB->VGA adapter like this one http://www.usbgear.com/USB-Video-Card.html

    whether there is any mac support, I really don't know.

    I wouldn't recomend it fro gaming or such.
     
  5. vicious7 macrumors 6502a

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    I think Matrox has a unit called DualHead2Go that should help with what you are trying to do.
     
  6. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    As for the USB option:

    And the Matrox suggestion:

    Neither one of those will support the kind of resolution needed for 2 22" screens. I don't think there's any feasible way to do what the OP is asking.
     
  7. MaddieBrad macrumors regular

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    This is the best thing to se for multiple monitors. This card allows up to 4 externals I think. USB doesn't have eough bandwidth and performance will suffer. This card uses your express card slot and is high bandwidth.

    Click here for VTLink

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  8. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    people keep suggesting the VT card, but its PC Card, NOT express Card, so unless they have an express card version that i havent seen...it woulnt work.
     
  9. MaddieBrad macrumors regular

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    Hmmm... Thats my bad. I could have sworn it was express card. Sorry. I think I may have confused it with this one that i found before.

    Belkin Express Card Expansion Dock

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  10. jonutarr macrumors regular

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    thats sweet !
     
  11. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    While these suggestions may be helpful for some people, the OP has a MacBook and therefore no ExpressCard slot.
     
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  13. dglenn9000 macrumors member

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    Monitor mirroring with 2 different size monitors

    I'm in the same boat and would like to hear suggestions for mirror with 2 different size monitors.

    Thanks
     
  14. compuguy1088 macrumors 6502a

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    I would go with this, I've heard of it, and it would have the most bandwidth, though there may be a problem with max bandwidth, because the Macbook can only power such a certain size of a display. The DualHead2Go probably would work best with the MBP.
     

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