Non-Retina Macbook Pro - Driving 2 External Monitors Possible?

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  1. A4orce84 macrumors 6502

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    Hello Everyone,

    I know it is possible to drive way more than 2 monitors with newer MBPs, but I have a 2009 MBP and was wondering if it's possible to drive 2 external monitors? I've seen varying reports on if this is possible with the older 2009 MBPs.

    I did find a few videos around this, this for example:


    However, I saw some comments that it does not work for MacOS High Sierra. So wanted to ask in the forums and see if anyone is using this (or a similar product) to drive 2 external monitors? Looking for a USB adapter solution, since I'm running a non-1080P monitor.

    Thanks in advance!

    --Asif
     
  2. robvas macrumors 68030

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  3. A4orce84 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That adapter is a bit on the pricey side. This is for a secondary machine, so the 'lag' is not a huge issue for me, if it comes down to that. Won't be doing a lot of photo editing / highly-intensive tasks on the 2nd monitor. Thus, I think a USB adapter like the one in the video, is a more cost-friendly option for me.

    Thanks for bringing this to my attention though!
     
  4. robvas macrumors 68030

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    You can probably get one second-hand very cheap
     

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