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    Dual External Monitors on Surface Pro?

    I thought this was possible? How do you get 2 monitors connected to 1 mini displayport? Please help. Any adapters, or other suggestions?

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    RE: Dual External Monitors on Surface Pro?

    Physically not possible. External must be HDMI capable.
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    what else?

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    Physically not possible. External must be HDMI capable.
    What other options are available that any of you would recommend? Is USB 3.0 --> *magic/hub* --> monitor a realistic solution?

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    My coworker has a large monitor running through a USB adapter - it totally works. But it's a slow connection so redraws are low performance; good only for web browsing or email or something.

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    Just a quick update, I successfully setup dual external monitors by doing 1 monitor with the Mini Display Port, and 1 monitor with USB3.0 adapter.

    The monitor on the USB3.0 is the same resolution, but you can tell it is a little slow at times.

    With Mini Displayport, there is a way to daisy chain monitors that have displayport or mini displayport, but haven't found the exact info yet on that. That would eliminate the need to run the 2nd monitor with USB3.0. Can anyone chime in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rghataode View Post
    Just a quick update, I successfully setup dual external monitors by doing 1 monitor with the Mini Display Port, and 1 monitor with USB3.0 adapter.

    The monitor on the USB3.0 is the same resolution, but you can tell it is a little slow at times.

    With Mini Displayport, there is a way to daisy chain monitors that have displayport or mini displayport, but haven't found the exact info yet on that. That would eliminate the need to run the 2nd monitor with USB3.0. Can anyone chime in?
    Is that a total of THREE screens or TWO screens? I.e. is the Surface Pro tablet screen replicated on one of the monitors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Costco_Law_Degree View Post
    Is that a total of THREE screens or TWO screens? I.e. is the Surface Pro tablet screen replicated on one of the monitors?
    That is a total of 3 screens, 1 being the Surface Pro's. So 2 external DELL Monitors with Displayport, and the Surface Pro's monitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rghataode View Post
    That is a total of 3 screens, 1 being the Surface Pro's. So 2 external DELL Monitors with Displayport, and the Surface Pro's monitor.
    I should have made my question more clear. You have the surface pro screen, and two extended displays. So you can have three different documents (one on each screen) loaded at the same time?

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    Yes. You can have 3 seperate documents on each. 3 SEPERATE displays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toomuchExcel View Post
    What other options are available that any of you would recommend? Is USB 3.0 --> *magic/hub* --> monitor a realistic solution?
    There are HDMI splitters, but that won't of much use. You can try the USB solution for PowerPoint it maybe good enough, so long as not graphics intensive.

 

 
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