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Monitor with 2 minidisplay ports

AppleDApp

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Jun 21, 2011
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Does anyone now of a monitor with 2 mini display ports? I am looking for something 24-27" wide with a resolution of about 2560 x 1440 and a few USB ports to connect a macbook air and a thinkpad.

Also if I get a monitor with usb could I connect my keyboard to the display to use with both computers without having to use a KVM switch.

Thanks in advance.
 

mjohnson1212

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Nov 15, 2007
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I use the 27" NEC PA272W. The PA series has two display port inputs (one normal, one mini) and usb inputs for mouse & keyboard that allow you to use the monitor with both machines and switch between them without having a KVM switch.

I have a Mac Pro and a Mac mini hooked up and switch between them and works great.

I use the provided display port mini to display port cable to attached the mac pro to the monitor and use a mini to mini dp cable to connect the mac mini.
 

AppleDApp

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Jun 21, 2011
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I use the 27" NEC PA272W. The PA series has two display port inputs (one normal, one mini) and usb inputs for mouse & keyboard that allow you to use the monitor with both machines and switch between them without having a KVM switch.

I have a Mac Pro and a Mac mini hooked up and switch between them and works great.

I use the provided display port mini to display port cable to attached the mac pro to the monitor and use a mini to mini dp cable to connect the mac mini.
Excellent. I imagine you you have a display port to mini display adaptor for your mac pro?
 
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