The New Macbook and Multiple Monitors

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by tyreal, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. tyreal macrumors member

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    Just curious if anyone knows of a solution which allows connecting to more than one external monitor? I have a 22" and 19" Dell. The 22" is connected to my new Macbook via the mini display port.

    It's my understanding the mini display to dual link cable can only work for a 30" monitor, not two separate monitors.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. keewee macrumors newbie

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    You can use a dualhead2go or triplehead2go to use 2/or 3 monitors as a big one...
     
  4. subq macrumors member

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    There is a question of resolution as well.

    I would love to use my macbook to drive my two 24" dell monitors but they run at 1920x1200.

    I don't believe the dualhead2go will do that.
     
  5. foodle macrumors 6502

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    A TripleHead2Go Digital will do that (dirve two 1920x1200 displays). I have done it in the past with a Macbook Pro, but since the Mini DisplayPort to dual-link DVI adapter isn't out yet (grrr), I can't do it with my Macbook yet.

    See these threads:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=595437
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=596370
     
  6. Consultant macrumors G5

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    There are DisplayLink USB adapters that allows additional displays. Not for 3d gaming of course.
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I was going to make mention the lack of 3D acceleration with the current DisplayLink driver for OS X. Can you even get Quartz Extreme or Core Image over it?
     
  8. foodle macrumors 6502

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    The ones I saw were also limited to 16b color when driving 1920x1200 ... argh.
     
  9. subq macrumors member

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    my macbook is for mobile computing, don't really need it to drive a bunch of monitors, I wish the lcd was better quality though

    need the mac pro for some dual 24-30" beauty
     

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