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ThorsHammer
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Re: Triple display on W520


bigdfaust wrote:  Can it do 3 EXTERNAL displays?

 


NO !!!!

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bigdfaust
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Re: Triple display on W520

Thor - so what's the problem?  The NVIDIA 2000m can't handle it?

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ZipZap
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Now you've done it

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Now you've done it

You p.o.'d Thor!     :smileylol:

 

Yes, Faust, this issue has been discussed ad nauseum elsewhere on this board, and on boards all accross the 'net. Lenovo hasn't and won't give us the straight scoop on this blunder. Sooooo.....

 

Why don't you get a DisplayLink based USB device? I have two of the older USB 2.0 ones, and the USB 3.0 ones are available now.

 

I keep one plugged into my mini-dock and drive a 1920x1200 just fine, including full screen video. My favorite device of the current crop is the update of one I have, the Toshiba Dynadock USB 3

 

That bad boy can drive 2 externals at WUXGA and above, and has all kind of other nifty ports. If you want just display capabilities, you have many less expensive choices. See   DisplayLink

 

BTW: I have played around with the Magic chipset based USB 3 adapters. I would avaoid them like the plague.

 

                                                            Best, ZZ

 

 


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Re: Triple display on W520

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Sorry - just a question.  I seriously have read a lot of responses on this, but I never saw any of them address the specific question I posed.

 

Thanks - I'll have to check out the USB device you mention.

 

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ThorsHammer
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Re: Triple display on W520


bigdfaust wrote:

Thor - so what's the problem?  The NVIDIA 2000m can't handle it?


I'm not pissed off.  I just wanted to use a big bold font. :smileyhappy:

 

As for the question, I really don't know what the problem is.  Lenovo said, "It was a design decision"

 

The actual answer used to be on the Lenovo blogs but it got conveniently erased during the blog upgrade.

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ZipZap
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Re: Triple display on W520

Hi, Thor,

 

    Lenovo has never deigned to disclose it to my knowledge. If anyone knows the technical reason I would be most interested in hearing it. Yes, I am pissed about it.

 

                                                          ZipZap

 

 

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ThorsHammer
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Re: Triple display on W520

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ZipZap wrote:

Hi, Thor,

 

    Lenovo has never deigned to disclose it to my knowledge. If anyone knows the technical reason I would be most interested in hearing it. Yes, I am pissed about it.

 

                                                          ZipZap

 

 


It was confirmed and disclosed in the blog post at http://blog.lenovo.com/design/the-new-thinkpad-t-series-optimus directly by the folks that designed the product. That happened a few days after the original post which would make it about April 19, 2011.