rMPB Workstation

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  1. vomhorizon macrumors 6502a

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    I need help to set up a workstation. I have 2 Dell monitors that I want to connect to the rMBP so need some help with what all I need to get started (splitters and what not).. I have a 2013 rMBP.
     
  2. TheBeverage macrumors newbie

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    It depends entirely on what sorts of inputs the monitors have.
     
  3. vomhorizon, Oct 11, 2014
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    Thanks for the help..They have hdmi input. Would I need a splitter or can i purchase two HDMI to Thunderbolt cables and use the two thunderbolt terminals on my rMBP?
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You can just use an HDMI cable then, but resolution will be limited to 1080 vertical. If the monitor is higher than 1080 vatical res. you will need to use either DVI or MDP.
     
  5. vomhorizon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So I would need an HDMI splitter for two monitors? Would the resultant input display the same thing on the two screens or would i have a proper setup where i can smoothly transition from one display to the other..
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I'm sorry, I overlooked the two monitors. You will need to outputs from the Mac. So you can use HDMI out to the HDMI on the monitor for one, then a TB to HDMI adaptor to HDMI in on the second monitor.

    A splitter would just give you the same thing on both monitors.
     
  7. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    Assuming you have two thunderbolt ports, I suggest you use two HDMI adapters and connect the two monitors to the two ports.
     
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  10. vomhorizon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks..My Lenovo had to go back so needed to develop a multi display setup for MS office work...
     
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