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Dual external displays with MBP?
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mr breaker
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Nov 9, 2010, 02:58 PM
 
Hi all,

I have a unibody Macbook Pro, and I would like to use two 24" displays with it. (With the lid closed, not using the built in display).

What are my options? I have found these two USB -> DVI adapters, but I haven't been able to find any real reviews on them, so I'm not sure how well they would work:

NewerTech USB to HD Display Adapter (reso... (NWTVIDU2DVIA) at OWC

Gefen, LLC - USB to DVI HD


Thanks!
     
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Nov 9, 2010, 04:49 PM
 
It seems that the NewerTech adapter doesn't support display resolutions greater than 1920x1280 (some 24" monitors are 1920x1200). The Gefen adapter does. Just something to keep in mind.
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mr breaker  (op)
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Nov 17, 2010, 03:20 PM
 
FYI, I got the NewerTech USB -> DVI adapter, and it works great in Windows 7 on my MBP. (Haven't tried it in OS X yet).
     
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Nov 17, 2010, 05:16 PM
 
There is also an ExpressCard option for those with suitably expandable MacBook Pros, just for the record (and the forum search):

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Nov 17, 2010, 08:29 PM
 

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