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Dentifrice

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Hi,

So at my job, they are now offering Macs instead of PCs. I will have a MBP M2 16 inches. I currently have 2 x 4k external displays with my current computer.

I read there is a limitation of one external display. My question is, if the lid is closed, does the limitation is still one external display or you can have 2?

BTW all my displays are USB-C.

thanks

edit : not an M2! I meant M1 Pro.
 
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newton4000

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There is no limitation to 1 display on the M1 MBP 16.

Nobody knows what the M2 MBP 16" will like, but it will unlikely to be a regression from the M1. Your future computer will likely only be released in December at the very earliest. If not sometimes next year.

I wonder if you have all your models confused.
 

Dentifrice

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There is no limitation to 1 display on the M1 MBP 16.

Nobody knows what the M2 MBP 16" will like, but it will unlikely to be a regression from the M1. Your future computer will likely only be released in December at the very earliest. If not sometimes next year.

I wonder if you have all your models confused.
you are totally right. I just read the specs and it's the current M1 Pro. My mistake
 

mystery hill

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There isn’t a 16-inch M2 MacBook Pro, yet.

The 16-inch MacBooks with M1 Pro chip support 2 external displays, and with the M1 Max chip supports 4 external displays.
 
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Dentifrice

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There isn’t a 16-inch M2 MacBook Pro, yet.

The 16-inch MacBooks with M1 Pro chip support 2 external displays, and with the M1 Max chip supports 4 external displays.
thanks, I just edited my original post. I meant M1 Pro
 

pshufd

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I have an M1 Pro MacBook Pro 16 and it supports 2x4k just fine. Just make sure that you get good cables.

I have a DisplayLink hub that claims to support 2x4k @ 60 hz arriving tomorrow and will put that to the test. I kind of don't believe that it will do that but I only really need it for 1x4k @ 60 hz. Ask for a 32 GB model if they'll do it. It's nice to have the extra RAM and it will be good for a long time.
 
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xraydoc

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I have an M1 Pro MacBook Pro 16 and it supports 2x4k just fine. Just make sure that you get good cables.

I have a DisplayLink hub that claims to support 2x4k @ 60 hz arriving tomorrow and will put that to the test. I kind of don't believe that it will do that but I only really need it for 1x4k @ 60 hz. Ask for a 32 GB model if they'll do it. It's nice to have the extra RAM and it will be good for a long time.
Why would you want to run your display(s) through DisplayLink? Seems like a huge downgrade unless you mean to add a 3rd display.
 
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