Mac Setups: MacBook Pro with Triple Apple Cinema Displays
How’d you like to drive three external displays from a single MacBook Pro? That’s exactly what this weeks Mac setup is doing with the help of an external video card. Coming to us from journalist and blogger Pierra D, here is the hardware pictured:
- MacBook Pro 17″ (2009) – 8GB RAM and dual 256 GB SSD
- Apple Cinema Display 27″ (center)
- Apple Cinema Display 22″ (left)
- Apple Cinema Display 20″ (right)
- Additional external displays driven by ViDock External GPU with a GeForce GT 120
- iPhone 4
- iPod shuffle
- Magic Mouse
- Bluetooth Keyboard
- Wacom Intuos 4M
Anyone can install dual hard drives on a MacBook Pro by removing the built-in Super Drive and using a replacement bay to hold a hard disk or SSD instead. These are offered through a variety of companies and are a good solution for individuals who don’t use the DVD drive on a portable Mac, some replacement bays even include a caddy for the SuperDrive to turn it into an external device instead.
I hope external video cards become more common and more powerful, other than allowing for fully powered external displays like shown here, they offer some serious promise for dramatically enhanced gaming even from Macs with weaker video cards like the MacBook Air.
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