3 slave monitors with dock and USB adapter

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  1. Dilbert934

    Dilbert934 New Member

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    I'd like to start using my SP4 with three monitors. If I purchase a dock, I know I can get two with the built in DP connectors.

    Could I run a third monitor using a USB-HDMI adapter plugged into the hub?

    Also, would the Surface display be available with the above scenario?

    Thanks!
     
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    jnjroach Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes, you can use an USB to HDMI adapter to add additional monitors, the technology it is using is by DisplayLink which creates a virtual display adapter. The one caveat is that it relies on the CPU to drive that monitor. I've used 2x DP monitors off the dock, a USB driven monitor and the Surface Pro. Depending on load though you may see some lag.
     

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