External Displays

How many individual (not mirrored) external displays can the Macbook Pro support? I need at least 4 for a project that's coming up. Thanks,
-Ian B.

Can support as many as a splitter box resolution can handle.

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    How do I use an external display with a macbook pro?

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      Slot:          Slot-1
      PCIe Lane Width:          x16
      VRAM (Total):          512 MB
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      Revision ID:          0x0000
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  • How do I get my Macbook Pro to detect an external display?

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    The only thing that I can suggest is trying a different adapter - such as this one from Monoprice.
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