Need your advice on my setup!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mademan118, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. mademan118 macrumors regular

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    So here's the deal. I trade in the market on a daily basis and have TWO 27" monitors attached to my brand new 13" rMBP w/ 2.4ghz/8gb/256gb. The monitors are simple 1920:1080 dell professional series monitor (P27xxx).

    I want to add a 3rd 2x" monitor to the setup. The problem is, I would need a box by Matrox called the triple head to run all 3 monitors from my macbook. This device is $300.

    My other option is to return my rMBP and buy a 27" iMac. I have an iPad that can do much of what I need on the road, however I will probably end up with a macbook air at sometime. This way the iMac will give me the real-estate I need on my screen and can adequately power both monitors.

    I am at a loss at what I should do. I feel like I am asking my rMBP to do to much. please with it 2 1/2 feet away and lifted on the twelve south hi rise stand, the screen isn't the easiest to see.

    What do you guys suggest?
     
  2. kittencounter macrumors member

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    What do you want to do with your setup may I ask. You want to drive 3 big external monitors with 13inch rMBP ..it's kinda weird.

    An 27 inch iMac with 2 x 27 inch monitors on the side seem to be a nice setup for whatever you want to do with them :D.
     
  3. accountforit macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like you answered your own question. You don't need a MacBook Pro, yet you bought one. Return it and buy an iMac.
     
  4. mademan118 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not sure if you are familiar with stock market and trading. But Basically I have 2 27" monitors on either side of my 13" rMBP standing vertically.
    -The monitor on my left has 3 charts/quotes
    -The rMBP screen is shifting between safari windows, mail, iMessage, trade screen
    -The monitor on my right has a heat map of the entire market, along with a fundamental analysis gadget (balance sheet, income statement, etc) window.

    I want to get another monitor to run above my 13" rMBP screen that I can use to stream CNBC, and a few other windows that I would like to have visible at all times. the gadget to do that is this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815106029

    So at $340 (monitor) + $300 (box) = $640. This could get me a 27" iMac with 1tb fusion, i7, and 2gb vram as a refurbished model if I return my 13" rMBP.

    Plus it is a huge pain in the ass every time to unplug everything from my rMBP (2 monitors, power cable, ethernet cable, usb hard drive) when I have to go somewhere.

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    Haha I am realizing this. After I checked the refurbished prices, its a done deal.
     

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