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Cheapest way to push 2 monitors?

Last response: in Systems
March 7, 2012 8:40:23 PM

My parent recently purchased this desktop:

I needed to know what is the cheapest way to push 2 monitors. They will probably be two 1600 x 900 monitors, and will just be used for web browsing and netflix. If you look at the link, it seems there are two monitor outputs; one DisplayPort (I think), and one D-Sub. The monitors don't have a display port plug, but I wondered if there was a cheap adapter I could use.

Would this work?

Run one monitor through D-Sub, and the other through DVI (both on the card)

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a b C Monitor
March 7, 2012 9:58:27 PM

The newegg listing indicates only one output, which is vga.
It is unclear to me if the unidentified port is a displayport or what it is.
A call to Lenovo might clarify it. Or, you might be able to find a lenovo tech document.
Does the package include a cd with all the technical details on it?

If, in fact it is a displayport, then you could use a dp to dvi adapter like this:

If you want to install a discrete graphics card, the one you linked should do it.
But again, the newegg list talks about a half length pcie-X16 card. I think it means one that will physically fit.
a b C Monitor
March 7, 2012 11:30:40 PM

The card you linked would work. If that system actually requires half-height graphic cards, you'd need to use the low-profile brackets included with that graphics card.

The system does (according to the user's guide) come with an on-board DisplayPort output. Whether you can use it in conjunction with the D-Sub port is something you'll need to research on your own.

-Wolf sends
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