I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011). I want to hook two Dell monitors to it. They have VGA and DVI ports each.

I will be using the current DVI port on the MacBook Pro.

Will the Thunderbolt port work with a non-Thunderbolt monitor if I find a Thunderbolt to DVI-D adapter?

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I have the same MBP. It only has a single displayport/thunderbolt output, which can drive a single monitor. The only way for it to drive multiple external displays is to use a daisy chained Thunderbolt display, or an adapter that drives multiple displays from a single input (Matrox makes one) or possibly a usb driven adapter.

  • is there nothing like a Thunderbolt to DVI adapter? plain and simple.
    – John A
    Apr 30, 2013 at 18:52
  • Yes, you can drive a single external monitor using a DVI or VGA adapter. But not two.
    – Jason
    Apr 30, 2013 at 19:18

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