Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

marked as duplicate by Chealion, harrymc, random Jul 18 '10 at 1:27

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

3 Answers 3

up vote 0 down vote accepted

DisplayPort v1.2 is digital, and supports daisy-chaining as well as packet switching. With the new specification, you will be able to daisy-chain up to 4 1920x1200 monitors with one DisplayPort output. Whether your MacBook Pro (or the mini-DisplayPort to DisplayPort adaptor) will support the v1.2 spec is a different question.

share|improve this answer
    
I like this idea... I will look into it –  NullVoxPopuli Jul 16 '10 at 15:58

Matrox makes an adapter that allows for two external monitors (note: it comes in DisplayPort, digital, and analog flavors).

http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/gxm/dh2go/

share|improve this answer
    
wow... that looks like it would work... but the device is more expensive than the 24" monitor i Just bought (150$)... is there nothing cheaper? The matrox device is $190+ –  NullVoxPopuli Jul 16 '10 at 15:23
1  
Well, there might be other adapters out there, but I would imagine they're not gonna be much cheaper anywhere else. The problem is that you need an adapter; the MacBooks don't have the capabilities (as far as I know) to natively support two external monitors. –  jrc03c Jul 16 '10 at 15:28

Here's another approach, although you won't get quite the same image quality: the Kensington Universal Multi-Display Adapter. It's currently going for $66 on Amazon. It allows you to run a 3rd display via USB versus splitting your video output.

There are other companies that have similar products, so you might be able to find a cheaper model by shopping around.

share|improve this answer
    
Here's one of the similar/cheaper products I referred to at MonoPrice. –  Dori Jul 17 '10 at 4:17
    
And here's the Amazon link. –  Dori Jul 17 '10 at 4:19

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.