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Macbook Pro Dual Monitor Setup?


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I am looking to connect two separate monitors to my macbook pro (mid-2012). I want the monitors to not display the same thing (mirror) so I can have different applications on different displays at the same time. What is an affordable way to achieve this?Can i use both a dvi via thunderbolt and a usb 3.0 to dvi like this:
Kensington Universal USB 3.0 Multi-Display Adapter (K33974AM) at the same time?
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I had a LeNovo notebook run a monitor through a USB port. Performance ranged from barely passable to terrible. Granted it was USB 2, but I wouldn't run a display over USB.
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Depending on your definition of 'affordable' you could use a Matrox DualHead2Go.
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Depending on your definition of 'affordable' you could use a Matrox DualHead2Go.

i've got several DualHeads (and a Triple).. They range from "expensive" to "outrageous" (although considering i've been willing to pay the fiscal rape prices of a new Mac, I shouldn't complain)...

I also currently have a system that's capable of THunderbolt.. If your system will do THunderbolt, you can get multiple displaysthru that, and it's a good thing!!
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I tried using my thunderbolt with a vga adapter and splitter to connect two vga monitors, but it wouldn't recognize that there were two displays, just one. There is also dvi ports on both monitors but I heard that the same process with the dvi connections would have the same result.
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I tried using my thunderbolt with a vga adapter and splitter to connect two vga monitors, but it wouldn't recognize that there were two displays, just one. There is also dvi ports on both monitors but I heard that the same process with the dvi connections would have the same result.
dualhead sees them as ONE display--and it stretches across..

i JUST saw a thundrebolt adaptor yesterday that has an HDMI AND 2 thunderbolt AND 3 USB3.0 ports... now THERE'S a way you can do it (a thunderbolt-to-DVI or VGA, AND an hdmi-VGA), so you can get 3 or more displays on it!!
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i JUST saw a thundrebolt adaptor yesterday that has an HDMI AND 2 thunderbolt AND 3 USB3.0 ports... now THERE'S a way you can do it (a thunderbolt-to-DVI or VGA, AND an hdmi-VGA), so you can get 3 or more displays on it!![/QUOTE]

That sounds perfect thanks!
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Thunderbolt Laptop Docking Station | StarTech.com

this has USB3 AND 2-Thunderbolt ports..
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