08-10-2011 02:02 PM
I am not very computer savvy so I apologize if this has been asked and answered elsewhere on this forum. I have a ThinkPad T410 with the Intel chip inside, and I currently have one external monitor connected to the computer so that I have a split screen between the laptop screen and my external monitor. I would like to add a second monitor so that I have a total of three monitors. The people I have spoken to tell me that this is only possible if my T410 had the nVidia chip inside. My question is if there is ANY way I can achieve this three-screen setup with a T410 containing the intel chip. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
08-10-2011 04:47 PM
There are external boxes that might allow this sort of setup. From what I have seen they are either expensive, slow (low refresh rate), or both.
08-10-2011 04:53 PM
08-11-2011 06:39 AM
Thanks very much. I don't need this for gaming or HD movies, just basic office functions. That said, the usb2vga converter you mentioned would allow me to have 3 separate screens (2 external monitors and the internal LCD) even though i have the Intel chip inside?
Thanks again. I appreciate all tthe help.
08-11-2011 07:52 AM
08-11-2011 08:55 AM
Thanks very much for the helpful info. Just to clarify, the 2nd external monitor I intended to use has both DVI and VGA outputs (for that matter, it has USB outputs as well). does it make a difference if I get a usb2vga versus a usb2dvi converter?