Dell :: Two External Monitors On XPS Notebook Possible?
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?
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