This video shows off a 15" MacBook Pro connected to two 27" Thunderbolt Displays daisy chained to each other.

Apple has just started shipping Thunderbolt displays to customers and released a document indicating how they could be used with the present Thunderbolt enabled Macs.

The MacBook Pros can drive two Thunderbolt displays, though the 13" model can't drive it's own built-in screen when driving two others.

Thanks @TN9Design

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djrod Avatar
167 months ago
He needs to explain how he is suing Mail in full screen while using another display.

Because he is a lawyer

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tn9design Avatar
167 months ago


Wont keeping the power connected all the time kill the mbp's batteries quickly?

It Might, but that's what apple care is for. I am kind of hoping that these displays were made for this type of situation and apple has found a way to keep the batteries from overcharging. I do try to run the battery down to 0 at least once a month... Besides, I will probably upgrade in another year anyway.


Wait, did he say "Mail in Fullscreen mode" ?
Does that mean it is now possible to have the fullscreen mode in Lion with multiple screens?

alq.

I just did it the old fashioned way, by pressing the + in the top right corner. There are nothing but disadvantages with running Mail in Lions "full screen" mode in my opinion.


Evidently you don't have a new MBP. They run extremely hot when connected to an external display. With the lid closed the fans are on at a high speed a majority of the time.

I haven't noticed the fans kicking off more often than when I was just running a single display. Having the macbook in the book arc (stand) and off the hot desk seems to help keep cool air surrounding it.



Is the power button the only way to turn on the MBP? Having to open that lid every time you turn on the MBP is a hassle.

I shut it down manually every night but I have it set to Auto Wake every morning for me at 7am when I get up but yes... if you have to turn it on when it's in the dock/stand it's a pain having to pick up and open the laptop.


Next item on his shopping list should be a new couch, that blue one he has is kind of ugly ;)

Aww, I like my beat up old couch. Sure it's seen better days but it's comfy and has indentions in all the right places.
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DESNOS Avatar
167 months ago
Wait, did he say "Mail in Fullscreen mode" ?
Does that mean it is now possible to have the fullscreen mode in Lion with multiple screens?

alq.
It's not true fullscreen. The contextual menu bar doesn't appear on a secondary screen, so you can maximize fully and use the entire display.

EDIT: If you'll notice, the titlebar is still barely visible in that blurry shot. That bar vanishes in true Lion fullscreen mode.
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Demosthenes X Avatar
167 months ago
Go run a Mac Mini, iMac or Mac Pro. Then this set up makes complete sense. Who in their right mind runs the Laptop off their battery, AT HOME, when it's stationary?

It's not running off battery. It's being charged by the display.

Then the complaint about the y cable with the power adapter split off. You can wait until Apple provides a pure Thunderbolt to Thunderbolt 1-1 cable or wait for a third party.

Apple does sell a thunderbolt-to-thunderbolt cable for $50. But since the thunderbolt lead from the monitor is built in, it's useless in this case.

The ultimate in annoying was him being concerned about how messy his cabling is when the guy is sporting that white chair. Seriously, if you're going to spend all that coinage at least get an Aeron chair.

Now you're just being pretentious. Different folks, different strokes...
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accessoriesguy Avatar
167 months ago
DAMMN! so cool, if this guy buys the latest and greatest, can i have his old stuff? :p
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Mr_Brightside_@ Avatar
167 months ago
Wait, a Time Capsule with Thunderbolt? Wouldn't that kind of defeat the purpose of the TC?
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