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Two 24inch monitors on dell inspiron n5110. Possible?

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August 24, 2011 6:48:11 PM

Hi guys I'm going to buy two dell p2411h 24-inch monitors to use with my inspiron n5110 laptop.I will use photoshop or illustrator on 1 monitor and web browser on second. On laptop screen I will use IMs and maybe a video song. I am not into gaming stuff. Just wanted to know does my laptop support these monitors? I will use DisplayLink USB technology for dual setup. Can I get full HD resolution on both monitors?
Here are specs of my laptop.
Pros: Core i5 (Sandy Bridge)
Display card: Intel HD Graphics Family (Approx total memory: 1696 mb)
RAM: 4GB ddr3.
Drive: 500GB
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August 24, 2011 10:22:11 PM

Hello tiubles;

Roadblock on your road to happiness:

Can I output video to three display devices, not just two?
No. Intel graphics products can output to one or two display devices at the same time. More than two display devices can be physically connected, but only two display devices can be used at any time.

You probably want to read the rest of that Intel Multiple Displays FAQ as well.
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August 25, 2011 11:40:35 AM

Hi. thanks for your reply,
My Graphics card is different I think. It is not listed there.
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August 25, 2011 3:53:12 PM

tiubles said:
My Graphics card is different I think. It is not listed there.
You're not sure? Why didn't you mention what graphics chip you have?
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August 25, 2011 4:12:37 PM

Actually, your graphics chip IS listed there.

Intel HD Graphics Family = 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 3000/2000
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)


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August 26, 2011 7:46:11 PM

Hi WR2
My GPU is GeForce GT 525M. I just figured out today.
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August 26, 2011 7:51:25 PM

Nice GPU;
Let me check and see if that makes any difference.
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August 26, 2011 7:59:25 PM

thank you very much :) 
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August 26, 2011 8:17:22 PM

I thought I knew the answer already but it was probably worth checking.
The answer is the same. 1 digital output (HDMI) and 1 analog output (VGA) only.
You should be able to use both external displays at 1080 resolution.

If you are using your laptop screen as well one of the external displays will mirror that laptop screen. Not the 3 separate display outputs you mentioned.

To get that 3 separate display output setup you're looking for you'll need a laptop has support for EyeFinity.
Like the HP ENVY17 mentioned in this article.

The DisplayLink USB setup you mentioned would only mirror the display input onto the other monitors. Like a repeater, so you could setup monitors to everyone around a conference table could view a monitor and see the same thing.
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August 26, 2011 8:25:39 PM

tiubles said:
Hi guys I'm going to buy two dell p2411h 24-inch monitors to use with my inspiron n5110 laptop.I will use photoshop or illustrator on 1 monitor and web browser on second. On laptop screen I will use IMs and maybe a video song. I am not into gaming stuff. Just wanted to know does my laptop support these monitors? I will use DisplayLink USB technology for dual setup. Can I get full HD resolution on both monitors?
Here are specs of my laptop.
Pros: Core i5 (Sandy Bridge)
Display card: Intel HD Graphics Family (Approx total memory: 1696 mb)
RAM: 4GB ddr3.
Drive: 500GB



I think Matrox makes a device to do this with your laptop: http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/gxm/th2go/

NewEgg has it here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 26, 2011 8:44:09 PM

WR2 said:
I thought I knew the answer already but it was probably worth checking.
The answer is the same. 1 digital output (HDMI) and 1 analog output (VGA) only.
You should be able to use both external displays at 1080 resolution.

If you are using your laptop screen as well one of the external displays will mirror that laptop screen. Not the 3 separate display outputs you mentioned.

To get that 3 separate display output setup you're looking for you'll need a laptop has support for EyeFinity.
Like the HP ENVY17 mentioned in this article.

The DisplayLink USB setup you mentioned would only mirror the display input onto the other monitors. Like a repeater, so you could setup monitors to everyone around a conference table could view a monitor and see the same thing.


thanks for your reply. I don't think so that DisplayLink USB technology would only mirror the display. Have a look at this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnycEPymZF8
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August 26, 2011 10:07:09 PM

Let us know how it works out.
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August 26, 2011 10:17:51 PM

You might want to run by the DisplayLink forum and ask your original question over there.
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