Retina MacBook Pro can run three external monitors

Ashleigh Allsopp
24 June, 2012
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Apple’s new MacBook Pro with Retina display can run up to three external monitors through the use of its two Thunderbolt ports and its integrated HDMI port.

Other World Computing tested the new MacBook Pro with it’s Retina display set to “Best to Retina”, two iMacs as displays hooked up by Thunderbolt cable, and an LG monitor connected via HDMI.

OWC found that the laptop had no trouble running all four displays at their native resolution, and reported: “Moving images and media didn’t create any lag and we were able to play video on all four displays simultaneously.”

Apple Insider points out that all four displays add to an impressive 14.86 million pixels in total, more than Apple’s technical specifications, which state that the MacBook Pro can support two external displays at 2,560 x 1,600 pixels plus the laptop’s built-in Retina display.

Read our review of Apple’s new MacBook Pro with Retina display here. The high-density display isn’t the only new feature for the MacBook Pro, it also has a thinner form factor, an new MagSafe connector, extra ports including USB 3 and more.

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