Dell :: Two External Monitors On XPS Notebook Possible?

Dec 28, 2009

I have a new XPS 1640 Dell notebook with ATI Mobility RADEON M96XT 1GB video.

I am using an external 24 in (1920 x 1200 res.) monitor through VGA port.

The notebook has additional HDMI and DisplayPort.

I'd like to know if it is possible to connect a second external monitor. It would be 17 in (1280 x 1024) used as extended desktop, not mirrored. The monitor has DVI port as well as VGA.

If it is possible, which cable should I use? I assume DisplayPort might be better than HDMI. Is there a such cable that converts DisplayPort to DVI?


Dell :: 1730 With 2 External Monitors

Jan 30, 2008

Does anyone have a solution for 2 external monitors running 1920x1200 with the 1730?

I know there are docking stations (USB & Express Card) that have video with a max of 1600x1200.
There are also just plain USB to DVI adaptors but are also limited to 1600x1200.

Has anyone tested a cable like this...


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Acer :: Two External Monitors (1810 Timeline)

Mar 2, 2010

I am interested in buying an Acer 1810 Timeline, given all that I read in this forum. Just one brief question for those who own one:

The 1810 has both a HDMI as well as a VGA port. Is it possible to display onto *two* different external monitors, each one connected to one of these ports? (In thinkpads one can do this by switching off the internal LCD.)

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Dell :: External Monitors For Inspiron 8200/Dimension 4600

Dec 7, 2008

I'm a bit embarrassed to admit to spending 4 or so hours with 4 Dell support fellows (3 chat/1 phone) fiddling with my Inspiron 8200 attempting to connect the Dimension 4600's 1901FP monitor...with no success. After (I've lost count) x number restarts/restores it's a wonder the 8200 seems to be back to where I/we started earlier today
1. I would still like to add an external 1600x1200 monitor to the 8200 notebook. The Dell people say it's a no go--maybe with a lower res monitor? The notebook is used by Marilyn (spouse) who does two things: writes a few notes and edits digital photos.

2. As for myself I'd like to exchange the 19" 1901FT for a bit larger (say 23-24" monitor with maybe a bit higher res (for photo editing work.) I've had my eyes on a Samsung 2343 BWX ..with a 2048x1152 resolution...leaving me to wonder if the Dimension 4600 will support it? (Or if I'd best invest in a z590 series Sony Vaio notebook that I can take to the field/drive the Samsung 2343 at home...)

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Apple :: Macbook Pro 13 - Displayport - How Do I Connect To The External Monitors

Apr 1, 2010

I bought the Macbook Pro 13" on March 21st, couldn't wait for the refresh.

Now my question is, how do I connect to the external monitors, as in which Mini Displayport do I need to buy? I see a lot of displayports at Fry's for under $20 for Mac but don't know which part number exactly do I need for my MBP.

Another question is, I might want to get the Mini Displayport to DVI. Would DVI to HDMI work from the Apple Mini Displayport? Would DVI to VGA work from the Apple Mini Displayport also? I have alot of DVI to VGA/HDMI adapters so I was wondering would it work if I just bought the Mini Displayport to DVI.

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Sony :: Vaio Notebook-cant Boot W/ External Drive

Jan 25, 2010

Vaio notebook model number: PCG-VX89

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-tried 3 different externals drives


-attemped 'esc' one time BOOT ORDER at startup...attempted both CD/DVD and REMOVABLE DEVICE

System doesnt recognize EXTERNAL CD/DVD in BIOS....only in WINDOWS..after machine fully starts up. Looked for any kind of UPDATE for DRIVERS OR BIOS on SONY SUPPORT for this model...there is none.

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Dell :: 17'' FHD Monitors *ever* Be Available Again?

Apr 27, 2010

HP - No.
Dell - No.
Acer - No.
Asus - No (well, except for G73).
Toshiba - No.
Sony - No.

All are selling 1600x900 in 17" laptops. What's up with that? FHD is available in the 16s and 15s! It's bad enough I have to lose 10% of my screen real estate by going from 1920x1200 to 1920x1080 but down further to 1600x900? Not going to happen! Is there only one plant in the world making these things? Did it burn down or something?

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Dell :: E1705: How To Use Two Primary Monitors?

Aug 25, 2009

I am connecting the E1705 to an external LCD via DVI - HDMI.

I am however unable to use both the laptop LCD and the external LCD (37" Sharp 1080p)

You have to pick one or the other, when the internal LCD works I only get a desktop screen on the Sharp, if I close the lid of the laptop, only then the external LCD becomes active.

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Apr 4, 2010

So, doing some research it seems that the Matrox dual or triple head2go is the pricey solution to running more than 2 external monitors. Are there other solutions to running 2 or more external monitors without shutting down the laptop screen?

I was thinking hdmi to one screen then 2 usb to dvi to the two other screens, but don't know if this will shut off the screen on my laptop.

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Feb 5, 2009

I recently got the 6530b HP Notebook but I now need to order a docking station.

Will the docking station allow me to connect to two monitors as I know there was a problem with the previous 6510b notebook in that one of the ports on that docking station was not enabled ; problem with notebook and not the docking station

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Jun 19, 2009

For some reason I can't search or I would have done that first so I apologize if this has been beaten to death. I placed an order for a Latitude E5500 with 4G of memory and the 2.4g processor.

One question that I asked of the online chat people was if it would support a dual monitor set up with the onboard gpu (I didn't have an option for an upgrade on the 5500).

The first guy said no, my salesperson on the phone said yes, absolutely although unless I buy a dock one of the monitors would have to be my laptop lcd, and just to break the tie I asked another online sales person and he said absolutely not!

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Jun 3, 2008

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Jan 20, 2010

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Zalman NC2000


COOLER MASTER NotePal Infinite

Enermax Aeolus Aluminum Notebook Cooler

Please help me decide between these four. I really don't know about Laptop Coolers and if owners who have the same laptop and any one of these coolers could comment?

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Mar 28, 2010

i just want to have your opinions. i am programmer working with visual studio usually.i prefer notebooks more than pc. so i am looking for a new one?

but what would you suggest in order to get best performans? of course criteria is cost/performans


in my opinion less than 15 inc not good but do you think 16,17 even 18 is better?


i5 is enough or i7 720 or 820 ?


i think 4 gb ddr3 is optimum but 8 would be great for sure


do you think 5400rpm and 7200rpm has huge difference?

graphic card:

i think its less neccessary for vs development.

so far my favorites are acordding to cost/performans

hp envy 15 : i7 720, 8gb ram max 16gb, ati 4830 1gb, 500gb hdd (7200rpm),6 cell battery,9 cell additional = 1490 euro in europ .....

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Jan 13, 2009

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8X Slot Load CD / DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
2GB2 Shared Dual Channel DDR2
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Jan 12, 2009

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I will use it primarily for surfing the net and writing in Word or Open Office. I want it to be portable, but it doesn't have to be ultra portable, though that is a big draw of the mini series...

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We're going to try a motherboard replacement first but I'm not hopeful that this system is possible to fix after reading that thread,

the cause of the issue is sporadic and not really traceable. Should I just tell Dell this is what I believe needs to be done about it with my technical expertise and after all the research and testing I've done?

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Sep 18, 2008

I chose to get me Dell studio 15, and i need some help with recommanded components.

im going to get the best processor they offer (T9300), 4gb shared memory.

i need ur advice if i should get 200gb 7200 rpm or stay with the 320gb 5400?

i heard that 7200 rpm make the computer to get hot real fast.

what about the display? should i stay with the glossy 12800X800 or upgrade to the hi def screen ? im not going to watch movies on my laptop, so what do you think ?

do you know if i have hdmi out on the computer ?

what about wireless card? is the 1510 N is better ? should i get it ?

what is the back lit keyboard option? is it practical ?

i would like to hear any reccomendation you have since im going to order the notebook in the next few days.

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Jan 9, 2009

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Aug 20, 2009

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I'm looking for something around $50 USD but I don't mind spending more.

Anyone with any luck in regards to a particular cooler that they have used to keep their temperatures down? I want something that will work well with my laptop specifically.

I also wanted to note that I have a 9 cell battery on my laptop and not the 6 cell (if that makes a difference).

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Apr 13, 2009

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If I purchase the drive and also purchase a eSata express card for my Latitude D620, will the transfer speeds be faster then USB2 - or will the fact that the eSata connection is through a express card, rather then being internal, hinder the speed ....

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