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Q: Connect 2 external monitors + laptop display

What is the better solution to connect to external monitors HD 1920x1080 plus the laptop monitor (3 displays total)?

By hardware i can only connect 2 (laptop + external monitor).

The better solution is a dockstation ? Wich one?

An adapter ?
Thank you

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I have lenovo thinkpad x1 yoga.I have one connect +VGA and RJ45 adapter. i am trying to connect the 2 external display  apart from laptop screen here is my input:one external display is connected to onelink via VGA and another display connect via HDMI.but this dosen't work whenever i plug either onelink or hdmi one of the external monitor will be switched off. isn't it possible to use onelink and HDMI together.??I am stuck here. 

A:Lenovo Thinkpad X1 yoga 1st gen connect 2 external monitors apart from laptop display via onelink VG

Hi,
 
The way I read the X1YG1 base specs it supports two independent monitors.  Apologies, but I can't quite parse your post.  Does "apart from laptop screen" mean that you want 3 monitors total, or two and the laptops's display is off?
 
supports external digital monitor via HDMI or Mini DisplayPort;supports dual independent displays;
 
Z.

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Hello,

I'm new here, so I hope I put this thread in the correct location. I've been having an issue with my computer when I try to connect 2 external monitors to it; one via HDMI, and one via VGA. The ports are right next to each other on my laptop, so I ended up cutting the blue plastic protection layer so I could fit in it. Anyway, I can connect both monitors fine, but I can't seem to get the laptop monitor to stay on and working when I extend the displays. In other words, I have the laptop monitor and 2 external monitors which I'm trying to connect, and the laptop monitor doesn't connect when I connect the other two. When I push the windows key+p, I click on the extend option, but the laptop monitor doesn't extend, it only extends on the two externals. Now, I'm wondering if my graphics card only supports two monitors being on at a time, or if it's some random Windows 8 problem. I haven't thoroughly gone through some of

Here are some specs of my computer and monitors so you can get the picture.

HP ENVY dv6
CPU: Intel Core i5-3210, 2.50 GHz
RAM: 8 GB
OS: Windows 8, 64-bit
Graphics card: Intel HD Graphics 4000

Monitors:
ViewSonic VX2253 Series, 32 inch monitor
Westinghouse L2220HW, 32 inch monitor

I appreciate any help given in advance.

A:Connect 2 external monitors to a laptop

Originally Posted by Ymerejliaf


Now, I'm wondering if my graphics card only supports two monitors being on at a time, o



You answered your own question. Common Mobile graphic cards only support 2 displays any given time, be it internal+external or external+external.

Common low to mid-high NV or AMD cards do the same.

Only the new Haswell will support 3 monitors in the case of Intel.

EDIT: You could also try a USB to VGA adapter for the 3rd monitor.

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I just received my P50 and workstation dock to replace my W530 + dock.  With my W530, I was able to use my 2 identical extenal displays (DVI-DVI) along side my laptop display for 3 screens total.  All running 1080P.  In the Nvidia control panel it displayed all three screens under the "Set up multiple displays" and I was able to set screen, 1,2,3, etc.  It listed the two external displays and the internal laptop display. With the P50, it only lists my two external monitors and NOT the laptop display under Nvidia Control Panel.  The two external monitors are connected differently due to different port config on the new workstation dock.  Currently they are DVI-DVI and HDMI-HDMI.  Device Manager in Windows 10 lists my two external monitors and one "Wide viewing angle & High density FlexView Display 1920x1080" which is the laptop display.  Under Windows 10 display settings it shows displays 1,2,3 (only two screens shown though) with two screens either being mirrrored or extended. Net, net, I am unable to use all three screen independently as I was on my W530+dock.  Nvidia, only sees the external displays; Windows 10 recognizes 3 displays, but forces 2 to either be extended or mirrored. Anyone esle run across this, and if so how were you able to resolve?  I must have use of all 3 screens.  This is a deal breaker for me if I cannot use all three screens simultaneously and indpendent of one another.  Any... Read more

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I have an XPS 15 9550 and trying to use the laptop display plus 3 external monitors (total of 4 displays).  There are ports to do this (using HDMI, Display port to HDMI, and VGA) but I can't seem to extend the desktop to all 4 displays.  Is this possible, or am I limited to 3 displays total?  Running Windows 10 64-bit and standard NVidia graphics software.

A:XPS 15 9550 - Possible to use 3 external monitors plus laptop display?

Bear in mind the Intel GPU is the one connected to the displays - the nVidia GPU is just a co-processor.  I don't think any of the Intel GPUs support more than three simultaneous displays - if you need that support, you'll need an external video adapter of some type.

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My laptop hardware don't permit to connect 2 external monitors + laptop display.
What is the best solution ? dockstation?

Thanks

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My company has issue me a Lenovo T470s and an Ultra Dock to replace my existing equipment. I have two external monitors connected to the docking station with display port cables. The problem that I am experiencing is that if the laptop is docked and the cover is open, I get video on the laptop display and one external monitor. The other external monitor gets no signal and goes to sleep. If I close the laptop cover, I get video on both external monitors. A co-worker told me that this was working as designed and that the solution for getting video on all three monitors was to connect one external monitor to one of the display ports and the other to the DVI port. (He hadn't tested this configuration and is using two display ports with the laptop cover closed.) I tried my coworker's suggestion and got the same result but prior to switching to DVI, I downloaded and installed the latest(?) driver for the HD Graphics 620 adapter from this website (lenovo.com) and that seemed to solve the problem (when using two display ports) but after shutting the laptop down, I had the same issue the next day. What I want, is to have the laptop cover open and still be able to use two external monitors and get optimal resolution on all three monitors. What's the best configuration for achieving this? (Don't guess, like my co-worker. Give me something you've tested and that you can confirm that it works.)

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I have a Thinkpad P50 which is relatively new.  I did have it connected through the Lenovo port replicator to two monitors using display port cables.  The Video suddenly went black, and no amount of undocking, docking, and rebooting would get the montors to reconnect.  I tried to connect directly from the laptop to an external monitor tha had previously worked using a hdmi to VGA adapter, but still no external video.  It will not detect any external monitor connected to it and using FN F7 does not allow me to duplicate or extend or connect to an external device.  Any thoughts?  Could some driver or setting be disabled?

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Hi, I'm trying to connect my laptop to two external monitors and extend across the three of them. What would be the best way to achieve this. (my laptop has 1 x hdmi port and the screens have 1 x dvi, 1 x vga, 1 x display port) Many thanks, rtselby

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Hello guys, I'm so tired of searching this. I want to connect two more screens to my 4540s laptop. (3 screens with laptop monitor). |MONITOR| LAPTOP-SCREEN | MONITOR|I WANNA EXTEND THESE THREE SCREENS NOT TO DUPLICATE My laptop has VGA and HDMI both ports but, I think VGA and HDMI port can't use in same time. Any external adapter or something for do this? What can I do solve this?Any suggestions are greatly appreciated and I'm available to give more information.

A:How to connect two more external monitors?

Hi, I tested and posted my results few years back: port replicators and/or dock which is DisplayLink certified can do this. Your machine dows not have docking port therefore you have to use USB port replicator (many vendors also call them as docking stations). HP has few products such as:     http://www.displaylink.com/newsroom/press-releases/displaylink-powers-latest-hp-3005pr-usb-30-port-r... Regards.

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Hi all, would really appreciate some help from you all!  I want to connect P50 to two external monitors and have all three displays (p50, monitor 1 and monitor 2) on.  Is that possible without a dock?Monitor 1 is a 21.5 inch Asus monitor with HDMI, VGA and DVI portsMonitor 2 is slight ancient 22 inch HP monitor with only VGA and DVI ports My P50 laptop has HDMI, Thunderbolt, and a Mini displayport connector. Can I connect the P50 to the two monitors and have the displays on all of them (including the laptop) be on?   If yes, what do you recommend is the best way to connect them?

A:P50 display ON plus two external monitors without a dock possible?

First, you haven't mentioned if you have a "discrete graphics" nVidia GPU in your P50. I will assume you do, and I will recommend that you set your BIOS to have Config -> Display -> graphics device set to "discrete graphics".  This will effectively disappear the built-in Intel HD Graphics hardware (from the CPU) which would normally control the laptop screen.  It will instead assign the nVidia GPU to control the laptop screen as well as all externally connected monitors.  You should then download and install the normal latest retail nVidia graphic driver for your Quadro GPU from the nVidia driver download site.
 
Next, you should use both the miniDisplayPort and HDMI connectors on your P50, to connect to the external monitors. You can connect the HDMI port on the laptop to the monitor which has an HDMI source connector, using a regular HDMI-HDMI cable.
 
The second external monitor can be connected to the miniDP connector on the P50, but you will need a proper modestly priced miniDP->DVI cable like this one.
 
That's it. You can use the nVidia Control Panel (installed as part of the normal nVidia driver) to activate all three screens and also to set the desired resolutions on all three screens.

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I have several users who are on T480s laptops with intel graphics connected to Ultradocks. They would like to have 2 external monitors in addition to the laptop screen and use all 3 as extended desktops. When I try and set that up, one of the external monitors mirrors the built in screen. I cannot seem to get all three to work independantly. The graphics display properties won't let me say all three should be extentions. What am I doing wrong?

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I'm thinking of buying Tecra Z50, but one of the features I need is the option to connect two external monitors.

Is it possible to have one monitor connected to HDMI and one to VGA (with notebook lid closed)?

*Hi-speed port replicator III is not an option since it is not available in my country (Croatia).

A:Tecra Z50 - need to connect two external monitors

Hi

I don?t think that you will be able to connect two external monitors to this notebook using the HDMI and RGB port simultaneously due to different kind of signal.

The RGB/VGA port supports analogue signal.

The HDMI port provides the digital video output and when the external monitor is connected to the HDMI port the display out device is set to HDMI.

> *Hi-speed port replicator III is not an option since it is not available in my country (Croatia).
How about the Dynadock? Its an external device connected to the notebook?s USB port.
It supports own graphic unit and you could connect another 2nd external monitor to such Dynadock.

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For the last 3 years my W530 has connected to my two 32" Dell 2560x1600 displays without issue, and shows the desktop extend across the two.  They are connected via displayport to the minidoc III.  A couple of months ago, a windows update came, and since then, I can only ever connect to one of them. If I do WINDOWS-P and select varios options this i what happens: "Second screen only" = only the right screen works."Duplicate" = only laptop screen works (neither external work)"Extend" = Left and Right both work, but are mirrored, not extended, and the laptop display works.Its driving me crazy - I spent £2300 on monitors, and I can only use one of them. I have tried all the usual stuff - rebooting, disconnecting/reconnecting screens etc. Any ideas?

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I am wondering is it possible to have two external monitors connect to my W540 without a dock? Thanks,

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I have a P51s with a i5-7300 cpu.  What is the best way to connect two external monitors?  I currently am using one Asus VA32aq external via the HDMI port and want to add a second Asus. Cheers,Dave 

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Hi all, Does anyone know how many external monitors can X1 Carbon connect to without dock? I am looking to buy an X1 with the following specs:     CPU Operating System Chipset Memory Storage Display Graphics Optical Drive Communication Ports / MediaIntel® Core? i5-7200U (3M Cache, up to 3.1GHz)Windows® 10 Home 64-bit Intel SoC (System on Chip) platform1 x 8GB LPDDR3 1866MHz onboard (Max 16GB) / 0 Free Slot256GB PCIe SSD (NVMe)14.0" Anti-Glare, FHD (1920 x 1080)Intel HD Graphics 620 2x2 802.11ac / Bluetooth 4.11 x USB 3.1 / 1x USB 3.0 / 2 x Thunderbolt 3 (support data, video, and power delivery) / 1 x HDMI / 1 x Ethernet extension connector / HD Audio / Conexant? CX11871 codec / stereo speakers 2W x 2 / dual array microphone / combo audio /microphone jack / MicroSD card reader, supports UHS-II microSD card My apologies if this was answered somewhere. Many thanks   Kenny

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I have a user's laptop that is experiencing a problem I have never seen before involving Word Art in MS Word 2010. When she received it the document opened properly and she could see it properly. However, a second user--who also received the document--asked how to remove the "DRAFT" on the document. The user I'm trying to help was confused because she could not see it on her screen, which are two external monitors. When I went to her to start troubleshooting, we discovered if we changed the background color to anything but white we could see it, but as soon as we change it back to white we can no longer see it. I had her change the color of "DRAFT"--which is inserted Word Art and NOT a watermark, we discovered--but that effected no change. I then had her move to a new workstation with a different docking station/external monitors/etc but received the same problem. However, we soon discovered that we COULD see the "DRAFT" art on her laptop's display. Additionally, I discovered if I attached a video cable (I used an HDMI-to-HDMI) directly from the laptop to an external monitor that I could see "DRAFT" on the external monitor. Has anyone else ever seen this happen before? Updating all drivers has not solved the problem, either. I'm thinking there is a problem with the docking station connector on the laptop; beyond that I'm really scratching my head on this one.

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Hi, I tried connecting 2 monitors (mini DisplayPort and HDMI), they were recognised and showed up in the screen settings in Win 10, but only one would show an actual image.When I disconnected one, the other worked, but not both at the same time. Is that normal behaviour?So is it not possible to use 2 external monitors to work with?Do I need an extra device like a (OneLink) docking station?If yes, are they all compatible with my X1 (2nd Gen)? Thanks

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Hi,I'm stuck trying to connect 2 external monitors to my Lenovo ideapad 320-14ISK (S/N: PF0TTV33). I've got 1 monitor connected through hdmi, that 1 is working. But my laptop isn't detecting the second one which I have connected with a Satechi adapter to my usb-c poort.I've read that it isn't possible to connect a monitor on this Lenovo laptop through an usb-c poort and even that it isn't possible to connect 2 monitors to this laptop at all!Can someone help me or tell me if this is true?Thanks for your help in advance

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Hi,I received my new P72 (P2000 Graphics) and I have a major issue with the connection of external monitors. My former laptop (MSI GP2) had HDMI and miniDP as outputs. I ran my former laptop withinbuilt 1080p (native)external projector (HDMI 1080p - cloned from inbuilt)external Monitor (miniDP 4K - extended view)Everthing was setup and configured by Intel software, therefore everthing was done by integrated graphic chip. Once I started to run a game, the discrete graphic cards took over to render the game. On my new P72, I used same connection as above with the only difference, that I have a inbuilt 4K screen. Somehow, the entire system is extremly laggy with asynchronous audio. The two external devices are not ran by the integrated graphics but with the discrete. The 4K picture from my inbuilt is somehow scaled to 1080p for my projector ( I didnt even know, that this was possible and I thought, that this might cause the problem. After changing to 1080p on my inbuilt, I still had same issue).How do I ran the external devices on the integrated Graphics?Do I need to use Thunderbolt?Why is the connection of external monitors through discrete graphics so laggy?

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I have recently received an upgrade laptop at work. On my previous laptop (ThinkPad, unsure of model), I was able to connect one external display monitor directly to the VGA port on the laptop and an additional external diplay monitor to the ThinkPad Pro Dock station VGA port. I prefered to use these two screens with my laptop closed on the docking station, but could also open the laptop on the dock and have a third screen available. ISSUE: With my new ThinkPad (T440) there is no VGA port on the laptop. I have purchased a simple HDMI to VGA Converter Adapter - see link:https://www.amazon.ca/VicTsing-Gold-plated-Converter-Ultrabook-Devices-Black/dp/B016LVT51G/ref=sr_1_...   I am using the same ThinkPad Pro Dock station as with my previous laptop. With my new T440 I am able to work with my laptop open or closed on the docking station with one external display plugged into the docking station. I am also able to work with one external display plugged directly into my laptop using the VGA to HDMI converter adapter.  ISSUE 2: The laptop will not recognize when both screens are plugged in at the same time, but they each work when I have only one plugged in either to the dock or directly to the laptop. PLEASE HELP!! TIA

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Hello all, As the Yoga 720 15'' has only one Thunderbolt port, with no other ports for connecting more displays, I'm looking for a solution for connecting two monitors through this single port. The problem is that the Thunderbolt 3 to dual DisplayPort adapters do not seem to be working on this laptop for some reason according to threads on this forum. (although it has the appropriate hardware I suppose?)I saw a solution using the Lenovo Thunderbolt Dock, but it's quite expensive... I thought to myself: suppose I have two monitors that supported DisplayPort daisy chaining, could I use this ability and connect them to the laptop? Connecting one monitor directly to the laptop, and then connecting the other monitor to the first one using daisy chaining. Like so:Yoga -> Thunderbolt to DispalyPort adapter -> Monitor 1 -> DisplayPort -> Monitor 2.  I couldn't find any info about this method (only that it is possible on the XPS 15 which also has Thunderbot with two lanes only...)  Have someone already tried this method? Or could try it? (pretty please... )Or could at least tell me if it is possible? I'm really looking forward to buying this laptop and this is the main reason that stops me...  Note: I am aware about the bandwith limitations. I plan to use only two 2K displays. Thank you!

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Having trouble here would be super grateful for your help. I connected one external monitor to this alptop but failed in connecting a second monitor to it. My Ideapad 720s is a 4k laptop and so are both my external monitors. When I connected the HDMI cable into the USB port on my laptop the monitor was VERY blurry! So I was forced to use this adapter to plug the HDMI into it and the adpater pligged into the USB-C on my laptop. This is the adapter I used: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/j5creat...?skuId=5930600 So that adapter worked to connect one external monitor but I wasn't able to get a 2nd monitor to work sucessfully. I don't know what I'm doing wrong? Thanks for any input!

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I have a Dell XPS 13 laptop running Windows 10. I have just purchased a Dell U2515H monitor which I am waiting for delivery for as we speak. I believe the monitor has quiet a few inputs however I am not 100% sure which lead to get to connect them both and which port I use on the Dell Laptop. Looking on the left hand side of my laptop there is a port with a lightning sign next to it, is that called Thunderbolt? and is that my monitor/display port? and what lead do I need? it looks like some sort of micro socket!

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Hello, everyone.
I am using a Latitude 3540 laptop with switchable graphics (Intel HD Graphics, AMD Radeon HD 8850M). As soon as I got the laptop, I upgraded to 8.1 (probably a mistake!).
All of my drivers are up to date according to Device Manager, and I've updated the chipset and BIOS and everything according to the Dell website. But for as long as I've had this laptop, the VGA port will not work! I'm using a VGA cord that has worked with other laptops before without issue. The laptop will not output to projector, external monitor, or a TV. Pressing the win-P combination brings up the ability to extend and duplicate my screen. When I change those settings, my screen resolution will change, but the external monitor/projector doesn't display anything. When I try to detect displays in my graphics properties, it just doesn't detect anything that's connected.
Is my VGA port faulty? Or does anyone have any suggestions on what else to try at this point? My laptop is still under warranty, so I suppose I could always send it in to be fixed.
Thanks for the help!

A:Latitude 3540, Win 8.1: VGA port faulty? Will not display to external monitors or projectors

did you get response on your question?

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I would like to connect my ThinkPad X1 Yoga 1st Gen, running Windows 10 to 2 external AOC E2752VH monitors to extend my desktop over the 2 monitors.  Is it possible to use a 1 HDMI to 2 HDMI splitter to connect them?  Or is it better/possible to use a 1 mini DisplayPort to 2 HDMI splitter?

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I have a Samsung series 5 laptop (specs below) with an nVidia 630m card and I was wondering if it is possible to run two monitors in addition to the built in one simultaneously? I have one monitor hooked into the VGA port, and one into the HDMI port. Both are detected, but only one (plus built-in monitor) will work at a one time. Is this a limitation of the laptop/video card?

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A:Possible to use two external monitors with this laptop?

Most likely not. Most video chipsets don't support 3 monitors.
 

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I want to get a new laptop that I can have 2 external monitors

Can you get laptops with 2 monitor outputs?

Failing that... What laptops are good for USB3 monitor adapters?

I have a hp laptop. 8gb ram. 2.8ghz speed. Really good and hasn't failed.

Problem: I've tried MANY adapters. I started with cheap but well reviewed ones. Failed. Then I went for really expensive ones. For both... Started off ok. But quickly just stopped working

If I get a new laptop... How will I know ahead of time if its good for USB3 monitor adapters? (Assuming laptops with 2 monitor outputs don't exist or are scarce)

Thanks
 

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Can I connect 2 external monitors and use laptop built-in display at the same time? (total 3 monitors). My HP G3 450 laptop has VGA and HDMI connectors . CPU is Skylake i5 6200U. Graphics: Intel HD 520 Graphics Integrated VGA.

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Hello,

At the moment my laptop monitor is broken so I'm using an external LCD monitor. I want to add a 2nd external monitor for convenience.. nothing like extreme gaming or anything.. but there is only 1 vga port, no dvi port or anything fancy.

I am assuming I need the Y-Shaped cable like this??: http://www.meritline.com/vga-to-dua...onitor-cable---p-33499.aspx?source=nextaghdac If so does it matter by brand? Or is it pretty standard?

And I've been reading around that I need to know if my video card can handle 2 monitors... how do I find out?
The laptop I'm using is a Toshiba Satellite P105-S6147 with 3 megs ram, I'm thinking my video card is the Intel GMA 950 video, Windows Vista Home Premium.

Thanks for your help!
 

A:Trying to Add 2 External Monitors to a Laptop

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I currently have a laptop running with an external monitor attached and extended desktop. It works wonders. I've been itching to add my tv to the collection as a monitor for when I use the laptop for gaming. Considering, I already have a wireless keyboard/mouse, all I would need to do is add the tv as a monitor and I'll be set.
I've been looking at some usb to vga cables/adapters but not sure how they work. I really only need this monitor to be used half the time, so extending to it full time is kind of worthless.
Can you have a mix of extended desktop displays and duplicated displays across various monitors? Or, is it even worth it?

A:Laptop and external monitors

I am not sure that your laptop would have the processing power to run 3 screens (including it's own). You could manually swap the output between your second screen and your tv when you needed it without much trouble.

I would not recommend a USB to VGA adapter for gaming purposes.

Regards,
Reventon

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Hi,

is it possible to project my laptop screen to two external monitors, each with different displays? I know it's possible to output to ONE external monitor (ie, the 2nd screen), but is 2 possible? (Without buying an additional VGA card.)

Thanks.

A:Two external monitors from laptop?

Based on my previous readings, it was possible with the help of an extra hardware. The Matrox DualHead2Go splitter can take one video input and split it to two monitors. you could look for similar devices or try to buy one. Its not another VGA card but it works like a router, connect your laptop to the DualHead2Go then connect the two monitors.

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For a total of three including the laptop screen. My laptop is a Dell E5420 with a VGA out on one side, and a HDMI on the other. I can also put it in a docking station and have a DVI connection there. I believe I have the hardware, but do not know what to do.
Pleaase help.
Bill

A:How do i put two external monitors on my laptop?

You may have the connections, but I think you are limited to what the onboard video chip can process & output simultaneously.

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Hi I'm having some troubles connecting 2 external monitors to my v570 laptop. When I connect the first one through a hdmi to dvi cable it works good to exten the screen between both the laptop screen and the external. When I try to connect the second monitor through vga to vga it automatically disables the first monitor and enables the second monitor. It won't give me an option to enable both monitors plus the laptop screen. Can anyone give me some insight on what might be causing this issue.

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What options are there to use two exterior monitors and how to do each?  laptop has HDMI and three USB ports only.  External video card?  One HDMI and one USB-DVI  cable?

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Not sure if I'm posting this in the right place

I have a HP 4730s probook (pretty highly spec'd)
along with 2 x external monitors, one is connected via the single HDMI port which works in EXTEND DISPLAY mode

The other I have tried to connect via the VGA connection but I can't get both to come up at the same time

I believe it is a Win 7 issue

What I would like to do is have the HP laptop with its screen closed (in sleep mode, maybe that is part of my problem ??) with the VGA connected external monitor on my LHS in DUPLICATE mode so it mirrors the laptop display even when the laptop screen is closed and the second HDMI monitor on my RHS in EXTEND DISPLAY mode so I can drag and drop various displays (which is pretty nifty anyway)

I believe I need a VGA to USB adaptor to connect the LHS VGA monitor to a USB port
but do I need a USB 3.0 port or will 2.0 be OK of which I have 4

Or should I upgrade to Win 8.1 ???

Any advice on the above scenario much appreciated

A:Multiple external monitors via an HP laptop

What's an LHS and RHS? I've not run across any specific name that goes with those letters. Or in other words, give the full name before using an acronym for that name.





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What I would like to do is have the HP laptop with its screen closed (in sleep mode, maybe that is part of my problem ??)


When the lid is closed and/or Sleep is active there is not any computing action going on so Yes, that is a problem. Some Notebooks have a BIOS setting to disable the lid close part or maybe there's a setting in Win7. The Sleep can be turned off as well as Hibernation. You may also have to adjust Power Options to make it more like a Desktop, nothing shuts down. If there's a setting choice of Never, use it. And you'll have to keep the AC power adapter plugged in. Also expect more heat when running continuously.

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Hello, I have an HP 840 G1 i5 intel. I have this on a ultra slim docking station and have 2 external monitors connected via hdmi and 1 external monitor is connected with a Siig 2.0 vga to usb adapter. I can get 3 screens to work at the same time but I cannot get the 4th monitor to connect. When I go into the properties and extend the desktop one of the screens disconnects. I have searched the fourms but no resolve to this issue. I am a highly expierenced tech so please assume all the basics were done and I am just not mentioning them. All Drivers are current and up to date. Same with bios and laptop drivers. I have the driver for the monitor as well.  Any help would be much appreiated.

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Got my Dell Precision 5510 and this dock(below) . The dock is connected via a USB(from dock) to a thunderbolt on the laptop side. I have three external monitors hooked up( 1 HDMI, 1 DP and 1 mini DP). I would love to be able to open the laptop and have it work while the other 3 stay on but the laptop turns on and only two of the monitors stay on when I open the lid. Seems I can only run (3). I've tried all different configuration with no luck. Though maybe if I disconnect the HDMI from the dock and plug in directly to the laptop that would work but no. Any ideas? Thanks.http://accessories.dell.com/sna/pro...7&acd=12309152537461010&ven1=syrmr2NJ3&ven2=e

A:Trying to get the laptop to work with the (3) external monitors

Hi MSTRLUCKY74,
The Precision 5510 supports a maximum of 3 displays.

The TB16 dock also supports a maximum of 3 displays connected. Kindly review the article here http://dell.to/2czKdEM- See #8 under the 1st Troubleshooting Common Issues listed.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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So i have a HP HDX16t with a 512MB Geforce 9600M GT video card running Win7 64bit Home Premium. The laptop has a VGA and an HDMI output. I currently have an external monitor (19" ViewSonic VX900) hooked up to the VGA output. Does anyone know if i can hook my second external monitor (also ViewSonic VX900) up as well through the HDMI port? The VX900 has VGA and DVI-D inputs, so i would definitely need an HDMI to DVI adapter (which i don't have currently). I have searched around on this, but havn't been able to find anything conclusive. Nvidia's 9600m GT page is sorely lacking in details.

I know i could set this up by buying a Matrox DualHead2Go adapter as well, but i was hoping to avoid spending an extra $200 that i would rather put into upgrading my aging monitors. Also the apparent downside to the DualHead2Go adapter is that i would need to place both monitors on one side of my laptop vs one on either side (as i had hoped to do).
 

A:Dual External Monitors on Laptop?

Anyone try this before?
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700HQ CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8075 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 381196 MB, Free - 316371 MB; D: Total - 550702 MB, Free - 550541 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., N550JV
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

I am trying to add 2 external HDMI monitors to my Asus N550JV laptop computer. I connected one monitor to the HDMI port. It works fine. The other monitor is connected to the Mini Display Port using a small by mini port cable with an HDMI connector on the other end to connect to the 2nd monitor. Monitor 2 works in the HDMI port by does not work with the mini port. When I connect both monitors at the same time, both go black. Is there a manual set up to make these work. I am a stock trader and want to have 3 separate monitors, including my laptop monitor, with each showing a different page to work from. Is it possible with my existing equipment?
 

A:2 External Monitors connected to my Laptop

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I have looked and tried a number of solutions but have not found one yet. I want to attach two external monitors. They vary in resolution, my laptop has 1 HDMI connection and two USB III and 1 USB II connection. I have two DVI connected monitors. My HTMI connected monitor works fine. but I want two monitors running. The laptop has a NVIDIA GeForce 920M graphics card. I'd like to try to do this without buying a fancy external device which says it can drive multiple monitors. I think this card will drive two monitors. 

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I have a hp notebook 15 f387wm and I am trying to find out how to connect 2 additional monitors and extend screens and I'm needing to know what cables, adapters, etc. I would need in order to do so. Thank you
 

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No matter how flashy and improved windows gets, it always contains the same amount of Microsoft stupidity that I know will never disappear from the windows platform.

I have an HP laptop with the standard built in Intel graphics card. I always connect my laptop to one of my LCD monitors or lately my plasma TV. Its great. but these two problems really kill my mood:

1- when I connect them it often times forgets what my previous settings were (Second monitor set as primary, not mirrored) so i have to always go into settings and change that. For weeks it might remember those settings then out of the blue it reverses them so that the laptop monitor is actually hte primary while the TV is the secondary, or isnt checked as "Attached". What is this? In 2008 Microsoft still can't get something like this right. On one of the monitors it forgets the resolution i set it to so I have to keep resetting it.

2- When I unplug the external monitor from the laptop sometimes, like right now, the task bar becomes invisible (except for the start menu button) so the only way for me to figure out where the icons in the tray are is by mouseovering them. totally retarded. I have to restart to fix this.
What pisses me off the most is concern #1. it should remember what the settings are without contantly reversing them or worse, me having to go into settings and actually tell it that there i another monitor connected.

Anybody have this problem? Are there any fixes? I have already downloa... Read more

A:Connecting external monitors/TVs to laptop w/Vista

I've just noticed something that nobody else has, Microsoft isn't stupid, infact its the latter, No.1 Rule when connecting hardware... Turn off the computer before connecting any new hardware, I worked this out with Windows XP and if it's been happening since this version then the problem isnt Microsoft's operating system , it's the user being oblivious of how to use the operating system without fault.

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Is there a HP laptop/docking station combo that allows 3 external monitors to be connected to the laptop and using the monitors in extended mode? Thanks

A:Multiple External Monitors Connected to Laptop

Hello vgat, Yes there are some dockings that have many differents ports. HDMI, DVI, Display port, VGA, it dependes on how you want it. Regards,




I am an HP employee

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