Thunderbolt could allow the new Macbook Pros to drive 2-3 external monitors

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jjahshik32, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    It just hit me, an adapter to the mdp/thunderbolt could easily be released where it splits 1 mdp and a dvi to allow 2 external monitors to be hooked up to the new macbook pros!
  2. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
    the current minidisplayport supports 4 displays at 1920x1080 at 120hz
    too bad there are no displays to support daisy chaining yet.
  3. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    Not yet but with a newly created adapter its possible. I can see monoprice selling one for $49.99. LOL. IMHO that's one of the main reasons for lightpeak, to drive monitors without any real effort! I think it will happen eventually.

    Also its not really a daisy chain when one end of the adapter plugs into the mdp/thunderbolt and the other end will have two split (1 mdp) and (1 dvi) ports to drive 2 monitors.
  4. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    Personally, this is one of my main reasons I sold my 17" i7 mbp for a Mac Pro desktop so that I can hook up more than 2 monitors and my hdtv to it.

    If the new lightpeak allows to hook up 2-3 monitors, I'd probably go back to the macbook pro.
  5. gregoryalee macrumors regular

    Feb 5, 2011
    I would love to run multiple monitors off of a laptop!

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