Looking for some help: I just started a new job that requires me to use the Macbook Pro M1 that they gave me. This is set up in my home office. I have always been a Windows user before now.
I currently have my Windows PC connected to both my 4k Spectrum and an older Samsung monitor using HDMI cables. The PC is also connected to the USB-B port.
I currently have the Macbook Pro plugged into the 4k Spectrum using USB-C bottom port.
I have my keyboard and mouse plugged into the USB ports on the side of the monitor. I can currently swap between the Mac and PC connections to the Spectrum so that I have access to keyboard, mouse, and viewing.
I would like to daisychain (if possible) the 2nd Samsung monitor to the Spectrum so that I can have access to both monitors from both machines when swapping the monitor settings. I originally planned to plug the Macbook directly into both monitors and just swap input on both monitors. Unfortunately, the M1 only supports 1 monitor unless I use a displaylink hub which creates an entire new series of headaches.
So, to get to my question: Can I connect the Samsung monitor to the Spectrum so that I will have access to both monitors when swapping between machines? Currently the Display port and 1 hdmi input are available on the Spectrum. I did put $ down on a 240hz Spectrum and was hoping to replace the Samsung once that comes (hopefully in January 2022). However, it looks like the other Spectrum monitors won’t have the same port features?
Please pretend that you are speaking to a 1st grader. Are there any solutions to what I am trying to accomplish? If not, will this be possible with the 240hz Spectrum?
We have been told we will all get new Macbooks once they are released, maybe that will change options too. Thanks if you read this far and for any help.