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Laptop dual monitors

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 20, 2010 12:59:51 PM

I am thinking of buying a new laptop with an ATI mobility Radeon 5470 graphics card. The spec sheet says this card can be used for dual monitors. I have 2 X Samsung Syncmaster monitors (21.5") which are currently run on a desktop with 2 ouptputs. I mainly do spreadsheet and word applications. I do not do any gaming.
Being a newbie, my questions are:
1) Because the mobility card only has 1 output, I assume some sort of splitter is required, what is recommended so I can run separate applications at the same time
2) Is this graphics card overkill for what seems to be simple application use and no gaming

Thanks in advance.

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December 20, 2010 2:21:54 PM

It means that you can use the in built screen and another screen in either extended desktop or duplicate mode, there may be a way you can use a splitter I am not sure but I wouldn't advice it.