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10-02-2008

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Which docking station for dual monitor?

2008-10-23, 15:58 PM

Which docking station should I get for dual monitor setup with my W500?

 

I have two DVI capable monitors. I would like to use a docking station so that I could use both monitors. I would not need the use of the laptop LCD while docked. Is this even possible? Could someone explain the setup?

 

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02-17-2008

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Re: Which docking station for dual monitor?

2008-10-24, 1:21 AM

The current advanced mini dock allows you to connect one dvi and one vga monitor, while the advanced dock can do this, but you can connect another two monitors (2 dvi output is possible) to the laptop if you install a PCI express graphic in the slot. 

 

However, the new docks are coming out that should have (or already out, i don't know) that have displayport links, which may allow two dvi output.

 

I am not sure whether the existing display port on your W500 output any signal when it is docked, if it can then you can get displayport to dvi converter cable, and then you would get 2 dvi output possibly. No one have tried this yet, so information on it might be hard to find.  

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02-01-2008

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Re: Which docking station for dual monitor?

2008-10-25, 14:49 PM

go to this thread:

http://forums.lenovo.com/lnv/board/message?board.id=W_ThinkPads&thread.id=38

 

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