08-30-2019 11:53 PM
09-01-2019 02:55 AM
No, this scenario isn't possible in any way on this laptop. Basically no Lenovo laptop outside of the ThinkPad realm supports anything more than just 5 Gbit/s data transfer over the Type-C port. No Displayport Alt Mode or Power Delivery over it, so you won't be getting video output or anything else but data transfer from it.
09-01-2019 10:22 PM
09-02-2019 07:25 AM
a) HDMI converters via regular Type-A just mirror the display and that's it, so not useful at all, and b) like I told you, it does NOT support video output over Type-C. Whether it is per just a single adapter or a dongle with USB and HDMI out makes no difrerence, it will not work. I also read that you cannot use the external Type-A dongle and the internal output at the same time, so these are pretty much useless.
09-03-2019 09:47 AM - edited 09-03-2019 10:28 AM
I think it's possible that this is not correct in every case.
For example this hub was reported by three different Ideapad owners (one with an Ideapad 320) that a second monitor worked: Plugable USB 3.0 Universal Laptop Docking Station. Search the reviews for "Ideapad" to read them...
09-03-2019 10:07 AM
Granted consumer reviews could be incorrect (did they test everything?) but here's more evidence...
09-03-2019 10:26 AM
Also, that Plugable USB 3.0 Universal Laptop Docking Station was also reported as working here on the Lenovo forum;
How to connect ideapad 530S to two display monitors?
09-03-2019 12:24 PM
And yet further proof is that even some Lenovo docking stations/hubs such as the ThinkPad USB 3.0 Pro Dock
lists under compatible notebooks the V110-15ISK which has only One USB 3.1 Gen 1 / USB3.0 type-A port (ie it does not have Displayport Alt Mode support).
09-04-2019 04:07 AM - edited 09-04-2019 04:08 AM
And it it not a Type-C docking station, it is Type-A with an external video output with extra logic that consumes more power than just a simple Type-C port with Displayport Alt Mode. As far as I know these Type-A docking stations existed for quite some time now. And it is not the same as just a simple adapter. Not everybody wants to run external power bricks for a docking station and that's why people want a Type-C adapter. and with these it is absolutely true that they don't output video.
09-04-2019 04:27 AM
The main question in the OP was "My question: is it possible at all to use the laptop with 2 external displays?" and so the answer should not just say ( no, because the type-C port does not support Displayport Alt Mode) as this not true. The solution being a "wierd" Type-A port hub, external video output, and "not simple adapter", is informative but is beside the point IMO. More meaningful is does it actually work or not. I would love if my Ideapad 330S supported Displayport Alt-mode on the Type-C port, but since it does not it's still important to me that I can still find SOME solution to connecting a second monitor. Granted, these "not simple" solutions may be tricky to find drivers for especially in my case (Linux OS) so why good to thoroughly research - read buyers' reviews.