Can I connect my MacBook Pro to 2 external monitors?

I want to use the 2 monitors only, not the MBP's monitor.
I want to run 2 separate programs on 2 separate screens.

  • Asked by Joseph W from Billingham
  • 27-Oct-2011
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3 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    A note regarding the 13" MacBook Pro: You CAN use two Thunderbolt displays with the 13", same as the 15" and 17". The difference is that if you connect a second Thunderbolt display to the 13" then the internal display is automagically deactivated. The 15" and 17" will drive all three displays with no trouble.

    • Answered by Matthew S from Trumbull
    • 22-Jun-2012
  • I hate to go against someone else's answer, but I have a 13" MacBook Pro (early 2011), and it does have Thunderbolt. All 2011 and later MacBook Pro's have Thunderbolt and all 2011 and later MacBook Air's have thunderbolt. If you have Thunderbolt, you can daisy chain you monitors together, like mentioned in the other answer. The Apple Thunderbolt Display is good for this, although a bit pricy ($999).

    • Answered by Teagan G from Pender Island
    • 24-Nov-2011
  • If you have a 13 inch model, no. If you have a 15 or 17 inch model from 2011 which has Thunderbolt then you can connect to two thunderbolt monitors by daisy chaining them together.

    • Answered by Brett M from Austin
    • 03-Nov-2011