rMB 15/16 and Dual monitor setup ?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by c0ppo, May 29, 2016.

  1. c0ppo macrumors 65816


    Feb 11, 2013

    Time has finally come for me to purchase this little wonderful machine.
    Now I'm wondering about dual monitor setup. I would use rMB for traveling and work (software engineer). But most of the places where I travel I ask in advance that they prepare two monitors for me to work on. Then I would simply connect my rMBP 15 and that would be it.

    But is this possible at all with rMB? I know I could use apple adapter and then hook one monitor via hdmi, and other via usb adapter. But monitor connected via usb3 is slow. Too slow for my needs.

    Is there any viable solution for connecting two monitors 'normally' to rMB? Any working dock that can do this?
  2. tomislavf macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2011
    According to the specs only one external display is supported.
  3. SAdProZ macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2005
    • One monitor support only (I believe) and only 4k@30Hz
    • If you wait two weeks until WWDC this June 13, Apple is rumored to announce either a 13" or 14" MacBook (possibly a Pro) that would most likely better support a 2-monitor setup.
  4. c0ppo thread starter macrumors 65816


    Feb 11, 2013
    Yes, I'm aware of WWDC. But wanted to purchase rMB regardless. I would own two devices, rMBP15, and rMB, so the refresh doesn't interest me at all. Especially 1st gen of redesigned Apple products. Planing on buying new rMBP 15 or (I hope at least) rMBP 16 next year, would keep my current rMBP until then.

    It's a shame rMB doesn't support dual display setup without using usb port :(

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