Okay, so I am a total newbie in this area, but I'm looking into connecting one or two extra monitors to my laptop (undecided how many at this point), simply so I can extend my screen space for when I work with recording software.
I've done a bit of reading, and I've found that additional monitors can be connected via VGA or HDMI, if I am correct. What I would like to know is, would this be possible to do with my laptop?
Okay, new word for me, but by "overkill" I assume you mean it will work fine?
no, i mean the Monitor will overkill your GPU... which also mean you cant do much(If you play games or 3D) than your GPU Wont handle it... Wonder why so many GPU or these 540m can barely handle 1920x1080(at games)... If you play games you wont be playing it at 1920x1080 with that GPU but probably browse and watch probably 720p video on 1920x1080 or at 1360x768...
I'm looking into connecting one or two extra monitors to my laptop (undecided how many at this point), simply so I can extend my screen space for when I work with recording software.
She never said anything about games..
I assume you mean audio recording not video?
The 5470 graphics card is not that powerful to begin with so it might struggle with 3 monitors doing anything more than normal web browsing/word processing/playing a video on one of the screens.
Also because of your video card I think the additional 2 monitors would be you limit.
Also about the adapter, I can't really say because it depends on how the ports are wired internally. You could always just try it without the adapter first then buy it later if it doesn't work. The adapter also uses your CPU so your laptop will be slower overall with the additional 2 monitors+adapter.
Also if you haven't brought the monitors yet try one 22-23 inch 1920x1080 monitor with HDMI port it is a lot bigger than your laptop monitor.