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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch connects to two external monitors (1920x1080)

2013-03-27, 4:00 AM

I'm going to order Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch,

just want to explore the way to connect to 2 monitors (same model, 1920x1080)

the laptop's monitor could be either off or on.

 

Q1) How about "Lenovo DisplayPort to Dual DisplayPort Cable"?

- will there be any display lay?

- does the laptop monitor need to turn off?

 

My two monitors support VGA/DVIHDMI only. In this case, the setup would be

x1 carbon touch -> Lenovo DisplayPort to Dual DisplayPort Cable -> mini displayport to hdmi

Q2) anyone tried this before?

 

Q3) any other options?

 

Thanks a lot.

 

X1 Carbon Touch spec that I'm ordering

- Intel Core i7-3667U,  2.0 GHz, 4MB L3, 1333MHz FSB)

- 8GB, 1600MHz DDR3,8GB, 1 slot

- Intel HD Graphics 4000, 1GB     

- Ethernet Via USB (dongle included), Intel Centrino Advanced N 6205 (a/g/n) Wireless, Optional Mobile Broadband 3G/4G (LTE), Bluetooth® 4.0

- DVI via optional dongle, VGA dongle included, Headphone/Microphone, Integrated HD video Webcam, (1) USB 3.0, (1) USB 2.0, (Note: External smart card reader for RAS access and USB docking station need to be ordered separately.)

 
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Currently, I am using X220, connecting two external monitors via the built-in VGA and DisplayPort without any problems (while the laptop monitor turns off).
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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch connects to two external monitors (1920x1080)

2013-03-27, 7:09 AM

Q1) For the Displayport to Displayport splitter, you can keep the internal LCD on. Since the laptop considers the external dual monitors connected through the splitter as one single external LCD.

It would be easier for you to just get a Displayport to Dual DVI splitter.

http://intrl.startech.com/AV/Splitters/DisplayPort/DisplayPort-to-Dual-DVI-Multi-Monitor-Adapter-Male-to-Female-DP-to-2x-DVI-3840x1200~SP122DP2DVI

It works on the same principle, but just have the DVI port out instead of the Displayport out. 

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Jin Li

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I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch connects to two external monitors (1920x1080)

2013-03-27, 7:09 AM

Q1) For the Displayport to Displayport splitter, you can keep the internal LCD on. Since the laptop considers the external dual monitors connected through the splitter as one single external LCD.

It would be easier for you to just get a Displayport to Dual DVI splitter.

http://intrl.startech.com/AV/Splitters/DisplayPort/DisplayPort-to-Dual-DVI-Multi-Monitor-Adapter-Male-to-Female-DP-to-2x-DVI-3840x1200~SP122DP2DVI

It works on the same principle, but just have the DVI port out instead of the Displayport out. 

Regards,

Jin Li

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I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft

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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch connects to two external monitors (1920x1080)

2013-03-27, 11:43 AM

oh, sorry, I should be still hdmi.

 

I would still prefer display to display splitter approach (*1)

 

I actually have two set of display port to hdmi (*2)

http://www.unitek-products.com/en/product_detail.php?id=73

 

 

I understand the male part of (*1) could just plug into x1 carbon.

however, my question is what is the female part of (*1), is it mini or the bigger one?

can I just plug (*2) to it?

 

Thanks a lot

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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch connects to two external monitors (1920x1080)

2013-03-27, 12:08 PM

the female part is full size DP.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lead_org/8160892610/in/photostream/

Also, from memory the displayport out on the displayport splitter doesn't support passive DP to HDMI converter. So the one you have may not work.

 

There is Displayport to hdmi splitter converter from Startech.

 

http://intrl.startech.com/AV/Splitters/DisplayPort/DisplayPort-to-Dual-HDMI-Multi-Monitor-Adapter-Male-to-Female-DP-to-2x-HDMI-3840x1200~SP122DP2HD

 

 

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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch connects to two external monitors (1920x1080)

2013-03-28, 7:18 AM

Thanks. I think I'll go for this one

 

0A33972 - Lenovo USB 3.0 Port Replicator with Dual Video (UK)

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/gbweb/LenovoPortal/en_GB/catalog.workflow:item.detail?GroupID=460&Code=0A33972&category-id=EB6CE8241B8A47E18EBAF06F8726DA3E&hide_menu_area=yes

 

and buy two dvi to hdmi.

 

In this case, am i correct that i could still use the mini-DP for another monitor?

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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch connects to two external monitors (1920x1080)

2013-10-22, 5:05 AM

OK, slight variation on this question.  I've ordered an X1 Carbon.  I would like to have 2 monitors, but not just "span" the two together.  (I intend to use one as portrait and one as landscape).  Can I do this via the Mini DP?  I've seen some articles about "daisychaining" monitors, but am not knowledgeable.  My colleagues are all Apple users, so I need some help here to get my Lenovo looking equally cool. 

 

Thanks

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