Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2012 2:12 AM (in response to paularosi)
You only have a single video port on that machine, right? If the macbook uses mini-displayport you can only connect a single external monitor.
If this macbook uses thunderbolt then theoretically you could daisy chain two apple 27" external TB displays. See the following for limitations and allowable configurations.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2012 7:29 AM (in response to paularosi)
I have a 2011 Macbook Pro and I use two external monitors~
You will need:
1. a mini displayport to HDMI adapter
2. USB to HDMI adapter
3. Two HDMI cables
4. Two monitors with HDMI port
Basically I am using the mini displayport output as the first monitor and the USB to HDMI output as the second monitor. Go to the "display"--"Arrangement" to change the settings.
It works great especially when you want the two external monitors to show different things~
BTW, The "USB to HDMI" adapter I used is from Cable Matters.
Here is a link for your reference: http://www.cablematters.com/pc-291-73-usb-20-to-hdmi-audio-video-1080p-adapter-f or-windows-and-macbook.aspx
Hope this helps
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2012 1:58 PM (in response to henryhenryhen)
...and the USB to HDMI output as the second monitor. Go to the "display" -- "Arrangement" to change the settings.
This actually works?? The Displays prefs actually recognizes a monitor attached to a USB port? That's one permutation I wasn't ever aware of.
Immediate questions come to mind are (1) what kind of video perfomance can you get through a USB2 port (even if it does say 1080p) and (2) how much power does it suck out of the USB buss?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2012 2:13 PM (in response to X423424X)
Tell me about it. This is really a nice adapter.
I can use it on my old thinkpad too(my thinkpad only has the VGA port...)
I tried to use this USB to HDMI adapter to connect my Macbook to HDTV and play a 1080p video.
It works the same as my mini displayport to hdmi adapter. So I assure it does tranfer 1080P videos.
I am not sure how much power it ***** from the USB since I hooked it up to my Macbook directly without USB hub. From the product page, it says "Maximum power consumption via USB (1.65W)"
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