If you know anything about me, you know that I’m a web application developer and I’m still fresh into this game. So when I’m developing I often need lots of screen real-estate to effectively display all of my windows. So I recently decided to add a third external monitor, not realizing that Macbook Pro's only allow for 1, maybe 2 external monitors (and they call these things pro's?). So before I returned the monitor I decided to search for a work-around. And luckily I found one.
How this works is that this little connector (about 50 dollars from Amazon) and software (which needs to be downloaded from the Cable Matters website (free)), acts as a mini graphics card, so your mac thinks it has a GPU.... I don’t know much more than that, but it works. It causes a little lag at first, but my mac adjusted after about an hour.
My current 4 monitor setup:
- 1 late 2014 Macbook Pro with Retina (Iris graphics)
- 2 Thunderbolt to VGA connectors (like 8 bucks)
- 1 Cable Matters Connector (I use the HDMI)
And that’s that! Let me know when you get it working.