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Postby KevinM » Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:07 am

i thinking about purchasing 2 monitors to attach to my macbook pro for home use (mainly photo editing and writing papers as well my xbox 360)

can i actually dot that attach 2 monitors to my laptop

Hardware Overview:
Processor Name: Intel Core i7
Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache (per core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Video Card
Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Type: GPU
Bus: PCIe
PCIe Lane Width: x16
VRAM (Total): 512 MB

if u need any other info from e just ask thank you for your time
Also monitor suggestion would be cool although i will be read other posts for that ty again.

Postby Victor Hoffmann » Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:03 am

This might be it...

Matrox DualHead2Go Digital Edition ... _e_title_1

And a mini display port to DVI/VGA adapter. 8)

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Postby keystrokesuk » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:41 am

This is from the Apple website
Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors

So it depends what you are trying to achieve. You could have the laptop display showing one image and a single external display showing another (dual display) or you can mirror the laptop display on an external monitor.

If you connect more than one external display it will only be able to show the same as all other external displays as this is all the graphics card can drive.

For multiple monitor support you would need a Mac Pro (tower) with the following video options
ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB of GDDR5 memory, PCI Express 2.0, two Mini DisplayPort outputs, and one dual-link DVI port
ATI Radeon HD 5870 with 1GB of GDDR5 memory, PCI Express 2.0, two Mini DisplayPort outputs, and one dual-link DVI port

Option to install two ATI Radeon HD 5770 cards
Support for up to six displays
Support for digital resolutions up to 2560 by 1600 pixels
Support for analog resolutions up to 2048 by 1536 pixels
Nikon D90
Nikkor AF-S DX; 18-105 f/3.5-5.6G VR, 55-300 f/4.5-5.6G VR, 35mm f/1.8G
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