Currently Being ModeratedSep 17, 2011 12:06 PM (in response to lahrensbrown)
One monitor to the Thumderbolt port.
One monitor to a USB to video port (extra hardware).
USB display will be too slow for games or video.
Good enough for office applications such as word, spreadsheet etc...
For three monitors, a iMac 27" is recommended.
Apple is not big on multiple monitors.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2011 8:26 AM (in response to MultiplePerspectives)
Advice on the USB to video extra hardware? I work in print/corporate web design, no video/gaming, and use one monitor at the office strictly to watch email and proof web work on our corporate standard displays.
I do have to be able to connect two different size displays and run them at separate resolutions.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2011 8:46 AM (in response to lahrensbrown)
Connect one display via the miniDisplayPort or Thunderbolt port on your MBP (depending on which port your MBP has)
Connect the second display with a device like this one from OWC:
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2011 12:58 PM (in response to lahrensbrown)
Warch this video.
Pick the one you want.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2012 1:27 PM (in response to lahrensbrown)
I found this post when I was looking to connect to a _fourth_ monitor and figured I'd share my scenario. I have a Macbook Pro screen, a separate monitor using my miniDisplayPort, and I use my iPad's "Air Display" app as a third monitor. I was looking to see what it would take to setup a fourth. Thanks for the insight on using the Thunderbolt and/or USB port. I will try that, perhaps both since I'm a nerd, and let the thread know which I found to be the best.
Note on using the "Air Display" app: the refresh isn't lightning fast so you'll probably see a slower refresh than you would even on the Thunderbolt or USB port. That being said, I keep my email and other static office apps on my iPad screen using "Air Display". It's a great way to add extra desktop space if you already have an iPad. In fact, I highly recommend "Air Display". I don't usually push apps on other people but I figured many in this thread (and perhaps others who come here later) would benefit from knowing about it. Here's their main website followed by the iTunes page for it. For $10 you really can't beat it. The setup is easy.
Have a good day everyone!