08-21-2012 02:32 PM
I have a simple question, but the answer is not obvious (to me anyway) from checking the Lenovo product detail pages.
Can I run 2 external monitors using the Ultrabase 3 with the X230 docked and the lid closed, so not using the built-in X230 display at all?
And if so, what mixes are allowed between VGA and DVI?
The product feature page for Ultrabase says it has both VGA and Display Port outputs. It doesn't say whether both can be used at once. And the link to the supported monitor configurations from that page just goes to a general page with a ton of info on docking solutions, but nothing on that page gets you to a list of monitor configurations. Duh.
Any help is appreciated.
08-21-2012 03:22 PM
08-22-2012 12:20 PM
From the docks, and more reference guide the Ultrabase 3 is not compatible with the X230. But the Mini Dock Series 3 with USB 3.0 and the Mini Dock Plus Series 3 with USB 3.0 is compatible with the X230. The Ultrabase is only compatible with the X220, X220T, and the X220 Tablet.
Here is the guide where I found this information:
The Laptop has mini display port, and VGA on it, for external monitors.
Here is a layout for multiple monitor with just the Dock. Remember that the 1st screen would be the laptop.
But there is probably a way to connect without a dock using just the Laptops VGA, and mini-display port technologies.
If you have anymore questions please ask them.
Hope this helps,
08-22-2012 12:58 PM
08-22-2012 01:04 PM
Well, that support page might be something for Lenovo to update.
I'll see what I can do about getting that done.
10-23-2012 05:44 AM
So, going back to the original question... is there way of using a dual monitor display using either the Ultrabase 3 or directly from the X230? I've got two awesome 23" screens sitting on my desk, just waiting to be used - both have DVI inputs. How do I connect DisplayPort to the DVIs?
10-23-2012 05:21 PM
03-05-2014 01:26 PM
If I understood correctly, mixing use of VGA and DP would only give you two working external monitors. The X230 screen will be turned off.
How to have 2 external monitors working and X230 screen on using Ultrabse 3?
Could you give me a combination of ports to be used to do the trick?
03-21-2016 08:13 AM
This is the equipment that I have:
2 Samsung S22D30HY montiors with VGA and HDMI inputs
Ultrabase series 3.
I only need the 2 Samsung monitors to display while the X230 is closed.
I have tried one monitor with VGA hook up and the second with HDMI (DP adapter) plugged in next to it. I have also tried a VGA splitter and a VGA to USB adapter.
Dumb it down for me because I have done this several times on different units and I have never had this much trouble.