switch b/t 2 computers & dual monitors

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ambientexposure, May 21, 2014.

  1. ambientexposure macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2011
    i have been trying to research a not too terribly expensive way to use my dual 23" monitors connected to my mac pro with my new 2014 macbook pro. these are samsung monitors, only dvi & vga. i do not want to use vga due to photo editing & would like to be able to possibly switch between systems since both will be at my studio .

    i would not like to have to buy new monitors just to get a dual setup for the macbook.

    any suggestions appreciated. i was not sure about splitter cables, but i know about matrox & a few other devices, but again, not sure what would be the better solution.

    thanks all :)
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
  3. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    You want a dual DVI KVM switch. It will let you plug both monitors and switch between computers. This only requires a single keyboard and mouse.

    Note: For this configuration I recommend a wired keyboard. Bluetooth keyboards must pair and unpair with each Mac and it is a shabby process of disconnect/reconnect!

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