MBP Unibody and external display

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mr D, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. Mr D macrumors 6502

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    Is it possible to run a set up where I have the MBP unibody running through a 24" Samsung (or whatever brand display) with both screens displaying simultaneously? I am not sure the exact term for it, but it's basically where both the laptop screen and the external display are running and I can work with both screens as they are "one." If someone can provide me with this term it'd be helpful too.

    I saw this set up at the Apple Store with the 24" Cinema display and it was great. I could use the MBP keyboard and trackpad or I could use the connected keyboard and mouse... very efficient.

    I'm planning to get the MBP 17" with an external display and this would be crucial...

    Thanks in advance! :apple:
     
  2. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    Yes, it is standard. You need to pay $29 for a mini display port to DVI cable though.
     
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  4. Mr D thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I've read on that. I'd rather have to do that and be able to get a monitor that I can use for many things....

    What's the difference between the DVI and the Dual DVI?
     
  5. Cantunis macrumors member

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    Dual DVI is for monitors that require an extreme amount of bandwith , like Apple's 30 inch Cinema Displays .

    With a 24 inch you will be fine with normal DVI
     

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