09-21-2006, 03:30 AM #1scottysoGuestMany Questions about Extra Monitors
Ok, first off I wanna say I spent a solid few minutes with the search funtion, and I still have a lot of questions, so please bear with me. Any help is appreciated. Here's my situation.
Around xmas I am going to invest in a new macbook pro. I will be using it for the following.
- poker (I am a serious player so this is very important)
- video editing, other media stuff with programs like photoshop, reason 3.0, etc etc.
- the other basics, internet, word processing etc, poker and media are the demaning projects I will be using it for
So ideally, I would be able to have 3 screens total (the 15'' or 17'' laptop screen + 2 extra monitors, probably 23" each) I want the screens to act as more space, not to mirror each other.
Is this set-up possible? If not, will it be by xmas time? I am willing to do a decent amount of work (i.e. buy necessary adapters and etc.) to make this happen. again, any help is appreciated.
also, if anybody can reccommend some good extra monitors (cheap but high screen resolution is all I really care about) that would also be great.
Thanks a lot.
09-21-2006, 03:40 AM #2Originally Posted by scottyso
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09-21-2006, 07:26 AM #3
There is a company offering multiple monitor support via an add-on component, Digital Tigers, the unit is here:
It works with up to 4 monitors for Windows, and 2 for Mac. I have not tried it myself, but it's worth a look. Hope this is helpful!
But with Leopard offering Spaces soon--I would just be patient and wait for that feature. That link may be what you are looking for though.New MacBookPro | 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo |2 GB RAMMac OS X Leopard Version 10.5.5 | iPod Touch 8 GB | iPod Classic 80 GB
09-21-2006, 07:27 AM #4scottysoGuestOriginally Posted by D3v1L80Y
But I am open to suggestions. Also, if I get one of these, how will it connect to my current PowerBook G4??? Do I need some sort of adapter or special cord?
Thanks for your help.
09-21-2006, 07:30 AM #5
You should have received a DVI to Analog converter that came with your PowerBook. This will allow you to connect the monitor via analog if it does not connect via DVI.New MacBookPro | 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo |2 GB RAMMac OS X Leopard Version 10.5.5 | iPod Touch 8 GB | iPod Classic 80 GB
09-21-2006, 07:36 AM #6scottysoGuestOriginally Posted by youthpastor
09-21-2006, 07:38 AM #7
I have no idea whether or not the new laptops will eventually support 3 monitors or not. Check out this look to obtain a better understanding of Spaces: http://www.apple.com/macosx/leopard/spaces.htmlNew MacBookPro | 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo |2 GB RAMMac OS X Leopard Version 10.5.5 | iPod Touch 8 GB | iPod Classic 80 GB
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