8 Replies Latest reply: Mar 30, 2011 5:20 PM by dokworms
pitchfork Level 1 (0 points)
Im using a Macbook Pro 4GB unibody with the Mini-Display Port adaptor to a 19" Dell monitor which works well via DVI

Is there anyway to use 2 ext monitors with a Macbook Pro?

So buy an identical 19" monitor side by side and tuck the Macbook away

As mentioned I have the Apple Mini-Display Port adaptor to DVI, but not sure if you can do 2 x ext monitors in this way?

Macbook Pro 4GB (Unibody) * iPhone 4, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • eww Level 9 (52,980 points)
    You will need a Matrox DualHead2Go DP Edition or TripleHead2Go DP Edition, depending on the native resolution of your monitors. More info here:

  • ozuujay Level 1 (0 points)
    I can't believe a matrox solution is the only way to go here. The stuff costs and arm and a leg. C'mon Apple, is this it?
    Anyone have any other joy with a dual external display off a macbookpro 2011? (i.e. only one mini display port

    Thanks in advance
  • rkaufmann87 Level 9 (55,268 points)
    There are other solutions available, you can use Google to research them and find one that meets your approval.

  • eww Level 9 (52,980 points)
    You're certainly free to run external displays off USB video adapters if you can live with their slowness, but as far as I know, Matrox offers the only way to run two or three displays off a mini-Displayport at full speed.
  • malsum Level 1 (0 points)
    I just purchased the Matrox Dual Head 2go DP edition, and I was just informed that the product is still undergoing testing for the Thunderbolt port. I do not recommend purchasing the product until testing is verified.
  • MicMartin Level 1 (0 points)
    I called Matrox Friday 3/21 and they said they are still testing. I purchased the Triton SEE2 extreme uv200... and their software will not work either.
  • bradhs Level 1 (0 points)
    Curious have anyone has figured a way to run two external monitors yet?
  • dokworms Level 1 (0 points)
    You can use any of the USB solutions such as the Diamond BVU195, which is available for $75 and is fine for anything other than gaming or video playback.
    It works very well for spreadsheets, word processing and productivity, you can control exactly what is on each monitor and you can hook up two and go to 4 screens!

    I'm hoping thuderbolt versions will appear that will be faster and allow us to have multiple monitors at full speed!