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Laptop display + two external screens

2011-06-28, 18:44 PM

Hi,

 

I would like to have two external monitors conected to my laptop plus the laptop screen (so in total 3 independent screens) available. I was looking at ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3 (433710U) since I have an older T400. After I dock it, wil I be able to see and reshuffle three different screens in Windows (possibly with different resolutions (all 1.6 ratio))  ?

Or is there a cheaper option than a docking station (like an external video card)?

 

Thanks

MH

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Re: Laptop display + two external screens

2011-07-04, 6:01 AM
hey mhodge,

with regards to your question, it is hard to say if it will be a 1:6 ratio.

i would recommend contacting our support team via http://www.lenovo.com/contact/ca/en/ as they will be assist you on this.





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Re: Laptop display + two external screens

2011-07-04, 11:42 AM
1) T400 doesn't support more than 2 display at the same time, so the answer to your question is no.

2) T400 doesn't use a Series 3 dock, it uses an Advanced mini dock or Advanced dock, it you need more than 2 displays. You have the alternatives of:

-Advanced dock with ATI X1300 graphics card, to give you 2 additional monitors support on top of the 2 already supported.

-usb2dvi/usb2vga adapter, which can be used for up to 24 inch LCD, but don't run any video intensive graphics on that since the bandwidth is limited.

-eGPU and you choice of desktop graphics card.

-Vidock 2/3/4 and your choice of desktop graphics card.
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Re: Laptop display + two external screens

2011-07-04, 13:07 PM

Try gadgets such as displaylink, these are small USB gaget that let you chain up to 6 display monitors. You could get from ebay but make sure you match the device max resolution capability to the monitors you want to connect to.

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Re: Laptop display + two external screens

2011-07-05, 0:52 AM
usb2dvi are all single link version, so the max resolution is all the same, if they follow the displaylink standard.
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