Two 27" ACD Monitors to 2011 MBP

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Battlefield Fan, May 22, 2011.

  1. Battlefield Fan macrumors 65816

    Battlefield Fan

    Mar 9, 2008

    I have a new 2011 MBP on the way. I already have a 27" ACD monitor but I received a second one as a gift. I know thunderbolt can daisy chain multiple items but neither monitor has an out. Is there some hub or solution to allow me to run both at their native 2560x1440 resolution?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Battlefield Fan thread starter macrumors 65816

    Battlefield Fan

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bump. Does anyone know if a thunderbolt hub will be made?
  3. NutsNGum macrumors 68030


    Jul 30, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
  4. JasonR macrumors 6502a


    Nov 11, 2008
    I don't think so...but you never know what they might come up with. I have a feeling that one thunderbolt port only means one high res display (27" - 30" display).

    Since you got the other one as a gift...consider selling? :D
  5. ddeadserious macrumors 6502a


    Jul 28, 2008
    Plymouth, MI
    The newly released ACDs have 2 thunderbolt ports for daisy chaining. This will not work on the ACDs with the minidisplayport.
  6. Battlefield Fan thread starter macrumors 65816

    Battlefield Fan

    Mar 9, 2008
    True and not true.

    I will now be able to connect my MDP ACD to a new TB ACD to daisy chain.

    Before I couldn't do that with two MDP ACDs.
  7. tunerX Suspended


    Nov 5, 2009
    So you can connect a MDP to a Display and then thunderbolt to a display?

    You can also daisy chain two TB displays?

    But there still isn't a way to connect two MDP displays?
  8. fat jez macrumors 68000

    fat jez

    Jun 24, 2010
    Glasgow, UK
    The chain would be MBP to Thunderbolt enabled ACD, then connect the Displayport only ACD to the output on the Thunderbolt enabled ACD. A non-Thunderbolt device has to go on the end of the chain, but otherwise I believe it should work.

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