Apple and dual monitors

Wade Shearer wadeshearer.lists at me.com
Mon Feb 13 12:59:49 MST 2012


Not true. You can have dual, external displays with a MacBook Pro and Thunderbolt displays. 

http://www.apple.com/displays/



On Feb 13, 2012, at 12:00, Lonnie Olson <lists at kittypee.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 11:50 AM, David Smith <dave at thesmithfam.org> wrote:
>> On Feb 13, 2012, at 10:52 AM, Lonnie Olson wrote:
>>> Just get the appropriate adapter and you can use any normal DVI
>>> display in a Thunderbolt Mac.
>>> http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB570Z/A?fnode=MTY1NDA5OQ
>> 
>> Can you do this with two external displays?
> 
> No, the OP said dual-monitors, not triple. Triple monitors is also
> very difficult to find on PC laptops.
> So I assumed we were only talking about two screens.  Built-in and 1
> external = 2.
> 
> Triple screens (built-in + 2 external) is problematic on most laptops.
> Apple's Thunderbolt implementation doesn't support the third display
> chained off the attached external monitor.  Hence Wade's mention of
> using a USB based display.
> http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4885
> 
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