Recommendation for using a dual monitor (DVI) setup

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  1. WorldIRC, Aug 23, 2014
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    WorldIRC macrumors 6502

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    Hey Guys,

    Contemplating getting an rMBP 15" (Integrated GPU).

    Right now I have a Lenovo workstation with dock. I get home, pop the laptop on the dock, and all my peripherals are connected.

    All the Mac docs I've seen have been "Coming Soon" for ages now.

    What setups are out there; specifically, what is available to easily connect both my external monitors which use DVI (rMBP lid would be closed).

    Thanks
     
  2. WorldIRC thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    Get mini-displayport to dvi adapters, and you're fine. Alternatively, you can plug one of them into HDMI if you get a dvi to hdmi wire.

    Docks aren't really necessary...at most you have to plug in 4-5 wires every time you want to use your desktop setup, which takes 5 seconds.
     
  4. WorldIRC thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is there a 2-in-1 MDP to DVIx2 adapter? Or do I need to to use both ports for both monitors?
     
  5. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    they exist, but I would highly recommend using 2 ports for best results.
     

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