Apple and dual monitors

Jessie Adan Morris jessie at
Mon Feb 13 13:36:34 MST 2012

On Monday, February 13, 2012 12:56:56 Lonnie Olson wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 12:21 PM, James Noble <noblejames at> wrote:
> > The end goal here is to have 2 external displays that are the same size.
> > When you have one display that is a 15inch and the other is a 27 inch
> > display it is a hassle dragging windows from one monitor to the next.  Even
> > the original example I gave with the USB to DVI adapter may not work
> > because of screen resolution.
> Ok, that situation would require Thunderbolt displays.  Though it's not really
> a limitation on the Mac, it's a benefit that you can chain Thunderbolt
> displays.  PC laptops don't have that option. AFAIK.
> In order to run two external displays on a laptop you don't have a lot
> of options.

I have a Lenovo W510  that I could run 2 monitors off via the DisplayPort.
Now, for Macs, the dual DVI may or may not work. I don't know. I used a dual link DVI
to run a 30" Dell with my MacBook Pro without Thunderbolt at my previous job.
Jessie Adan Morris
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