Setting up retina Macbook with Dual Monitors

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dpnguye2, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. dpnguye2 macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2012
    Hi internet,

    I apologize ahead of time if this is a stupid question ... but what would be the best way to go about hooking the new retina macbook to dual monitors.

    I have two HP monitors with a VGA, DVI, and HDMI input (HP2311x). Would this be the best way to hook them up? -> Use an HDMI cable for one monitor, and then a thunderbolt to DVI adapter along with a DVI cable for the other monitor?

    Or is there a way to "daisy chain" the monitors so I only have to plug in one cable to my macbook when I hook it up?

    Any help or insight would be really appreciated!

  2. dusk007 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    Only Thunderbolt only displays can daisy chain or you can daisy chain DP 1.2.
    Afaik Apple still is at DP 1.1 with TB and the latter wouldn't work.

    HDMI and DVI don't support any daisy chaining unless one of your monitors has a DP input & output you can only do it the way you do.

    As long as you stay digital it really doesn't matter how you do it. HDMI cables are less clutter than DVI but if you already have the DVI adapter & cable go with that.
  3. dpnguye2 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2012

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