Multiple Displays on MBP

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  1. ryanflucas macrumors regular

    ryanflucas

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    I'm coming from a mid 2011 iMac 21.5" and I'm considering replacing it with one of the new MBP's coming soon, whichever model has Iris Pro graphics. I'd likely not use the laptop as a laptop though, but closed with external display, magic trackpad, mechanical keyboard. Basically a replacement for my iMac, but with the option to take it with me if needed. I'm still planning, but I'm thinking a 24" Dell IPS panel, possibly two matching panels if I'm able.

    Anyone here using multiple displays on their current MBP?
     
  2. wegster macrumors 6502

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    I run either a 2560x144- 27" QHD (TB1->DP) and a second 27" 1080p monitor (USB -> HDMI) + the 1680x1050 display on my 2011 MBP at work, or a 34" 3440x1440 + laptop display at home w/out issues, so I wouldn't be too concerned.

    The display size doesn't matter - the resolution does, but a single panel of any res should work with the newer models w/out issue.
     
  3. jerryk macrumors 68030

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    I have 2 Dell 24 inch displays at home and 2- Asus 24 inch displays at work. They work fine with the rMBP (15").
     
  4. ryanflucas thread starter macrumors regular

    ryanflucas

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    The port situation on the new model will be interesting. I'll see if I need to buy a dock or just a few dongles.
     
  5. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - Except 5K. That will still be a dGPU exclusive.
     
  6. jerryk macrumors 68030

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    It is supposed to have 4 USB-C ports. So the decisions to use a doc or dongles is up to you. Perhaps Apple will introduce a dock with the new MacBook Pro. That would be nice, but the price might be frightening!
     
  7. wegster macrumors 6502

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    I actually thought about editing/adding that one after posting, but absolutely - I know some are focused on > 4K but I rarely think about it for my own use.
     
  8. Spink10 Suspended

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    I currently use two thunderbolt displays at home and two cheap 27" monitors at work. Love it.
     
  9. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - So it seems I was wrong about one thing...
     

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