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Laptop runs 3 monitors

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seeking suggestions on how to accomplish 2 monitors through laptop total of 3, including laptop screen.
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  1. If you connect an external monitor to a laptop, the laptop screen will turn off automatically, i.e. not enough graphics power to deal with a laptop monitor and 2 others. If you want three, you'll have to get a splitter with three separate ports on it that will run off of your vga or hmdi port.
  2. Most laptops can run their own screen as well as one other, so a splitter with two outputs should work.
  3. What if your laptop only has the one video port. Is it possible to use a USB 2.0 to Video adapter on a Dell Inspiron E1505?
  4. 3 external and it's own lcd

    dell e6420 with dock station that has 1-vga and 2-DVIs
    tested and works on 1200x1600 20" monitors

  5. someguy606 said:
    3 external and it's own lcd

    dell e6420 with dock station that has 1-vga and 2-DVIs
    tested and works on 1200x1600 20" monitors

    http://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=a603eee0cd&view=att&th=1336af3f2ac23bdc&attid=0.1&disp=inline&realattid=f_guk5trjt0&zw


    Can you post your BIOS Revision and Video Driver version? Any BIOS settings you had to make?

    I have an e6420 w/ a docking station w/ 2 HDMI/DVI ports and a VGA port, and I cannot get teh 2nd external monitor to light up no matter what I do. One external is cabled with VGA, the other is HDMI. Both are Dell 22" capable of 1920x1080 . . . do I need to use HDMI or DVI cables for both?

    Thanks

    Doug
  6. someguy606 said:
    3 external and it's own lcd

    dell e6420 with dock station that has 1-vga and 2-DVIs
    tested and works on 1200x1600 20" monitors

    http://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=a603eee0cd&view=att&th=1336af3f2ac23bdc&attid=0.1&disp=inline&realattid=f_guk5trjt0&zw


    Can you post your BIOS Revision and Video Driver version? Any BIOS settings you had to make?

    I have an e6420 w/ a docking station w/ 2 HDMI/DVI ports and a VGA port, and I cannot get teh 2nd external monitor to light up no matter what I do. One external is cabled with VGA, the other is HDMI. Both are Dell 22" capable of 1920x1080 . . . do I need to use HDMI or DVI cables for both?

    Thanks

    Doug
  7. someguy606 said:
    3 external and it's own lcd

    dell e6420 with dock station that has 1-vga and 2-DVIs
    tested and works on 1200x1600 20" monitors

    http://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=a603eee0cd&view=att&th=1336af3f2ac23bdc&attid=0.1&disp=inline&realattid=f_guk5trjt0&zw


    Can you post your BIOS Revision and Video Driver version? Any BIOS settings you had to make?

    I have an e6420 w/ a docking station w/ 2 HDMI/DVI ports and a VGA port, and I cannot get teh 2nd external monitor to light up no matter what I do. One external is cabled with VGA, the other is HDMI. Both are Dell 22" capable of 1920x1080 . . . do I need to use HDMI or DVI cables for both?

    Thanks

    Doug
  8. Doug, did you find a solution? I have the same setup except I have vga, DVI and laptop screen. I can't get both monitors to light up.

    Shane
  9. These guys did it: http://www.skygatemedia.com/web-design-blog/skygate-media-creative-3d-workstations/

    I think you need to run external graphics cards one from secondary output (HDMI or Displayport) and then 2 more through USB3.0 outputs.. Not sure if they'll run through a hub.
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