Apple and dual monitors

Wade Shearer wadeshearer.lists at
Sun Feb 12 13:46:09 MST 2012

That's the only other way to connect duals to an apple laptop. It works but your satisfaction depends on how picky you are. The second display will not be crisp and graphics will be jerky as you drag windows around the screen. Forget watching video. It can work as a secondary display that you use for infrequent things though. I haven't done this myself but have a friend that has used the setup for several years. It's not acceptable to me. 

For dual displays, I'd get Power Macs or Macbook Pros with Thunderbolt Displays. 

On Feb 12, 2012, at 13:33, James Noble <noblejames at> wrote:

> I have seen that some people on this list use Macs for development. So
> hopefully someone will have done this.  I have some developers that would
> like to use them as well but I don't want to pay for the dual monitors from
> Apple with the Thunderbolt port. As far as I can see the only way to
> connect dual monitors without Thunderbolt is to use the mini to dvi cable
> and then connect another monitor through a usb port. Has anyone either done
> this and been happy with the setup or has anyone come up with a better
> solution?
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