But this looks like an absurdly expensive solution. I was trying to do this on the cheep, either by getting an inexpensive A6 or A8 system with 2 displays already built in, to use with my 2 existing LCDs. Having to buy a dock contraption looks prohibitively expensive, and it seems like using USB LCDs would be far more cost effective, and portable even...
I was trying to do this on the cheep, either by getting an inexpensive A6 or A8 system with 2 displays already built in, to use with my 2 existing LCDs.
As shown above a Llano option has the same limitation as your current i5 laptop.
For the less than the cost of a new Llano laptop plus the cost of the USB monitor you could certainly get a $250 docking station that would let you run a three/four display setup with the monitors you already own.
...Or I could spend $100 on a new USB monitor, without a docking station, for use with my existing i5 laptop (AOC is having a sale for the rest of the month) and have the added portability of a USB powered LCD...
I already had an A6 laptop in mind that would have cost me 250. I already had the office LCDs, so that would have been a wash, AND I would have had an additional laptop, rather than a proprietary dock.
Yes, I understand the limitations. Thank you for the confirmation. That is all I was looking for. Thank you for that information, and your proof confirming that information.
It is interesting that most of the Tom's Hardware Forum guys are always result oriented. That's great if you are looking for results (which most OTHER Tom's posters asking questions are). But if you are like me and have an explicit question, seeking just an explicit answer, it kind of makes posts much more tedious