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Netbook to multiple external monitors

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May 12, 2012 7:42:44 AM

Hello,
I have a Toshiba NB500 netbook, intel Atom 1.50gHz, 1gB ram. It's fairly low end, I know, but it does the job for me.
The Graphics card (I think) is Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for Mobile.
It has 1 x 15 pin VGA output.

I am wondering if I can have a splitter "Y" cable to 2 external monitors, all 3 displays different - not mirroring. The reason I want 2 other monitors is because the built in screen is so small (10.1 in) and one of the programs I use needs them to be wide screen. Reeallly wide for it to work properly.
If I need any more information, please say so!

Thanks in advance for advice,
Fred
May 12, 2012 7:45:20 AM

Oh yeah, I forgot, I'm running Win7 Enterprise if it helps.
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May 12, 2012 8:08:44 AM

No, you cannot. All a splitter would do is split the signal, putting the same image on each screen.

There are USB video options for productivity however they depend on the CPU to drive them and I highly doubt an atom would do a good job.
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May 12, 2012 8:10:00 AM

Probably not.

My Samsung N150 just echoes the netbook screen.

I doubt if the little thing is powerful enough to run 3 independent screens.
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May 14, 2012 5:57:37 AM

jsc said:
Probably not.

My Samsung N150 just echoes the netbook screen.

I doubt if the little thing is powerful enough to run 3 independent screens.


Thanks
I am currently using an external monitor (only 1) and I can extend the desktop on that. It doesn't lag noticeably, but it's good to know that I can't use another one without extra software/hardware/at all.

Fred
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May 21, 2012 5:35:39 AM

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May 21, 2012 1:45:26 PM

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