I bought an SP3 about a week ago, at least in part because I wanted to use it to replace my desktop. I currently have a Samsung 1920 x 1080 monitor, which works fine over DVI with my desktop. So I thought I could simply hook up the monitor to the SP3 (via the docking station), and use it at its native resolution with the fonts just as crisp as they are currently. I used an adapter to connect the Samsung via HMDI and I seem to have run into the scaling problems that others have had. The best I can get on the Samsung is a screen that is too small for the desktop, i.e., if I expand a window to full size, the top part of the window is "above" the top of the monitor (and the left part of the window also extends beyond the monitor boundaries). It's as if Windows (8.1) thinks my monitor has a higher resolution than 1920 x 1080. Fair enough, there was some warning when I set resolution that the monitor resolution was too low. On top of this problem, the fonts were fuzzy. I sort of understand that there are scaling issues that apparently can't be resolved, but I would be happy, after many hours of frustration, just to have the Samsung display the desktop properly - I don't really care too much what the SP3 screen looks like when docked. (Would be nice to have that perfect, but it looks like that's not possible, so this is the compromise I'll have to live with.) I've tried setting the display output to appear just on the Samsung, but that doesn't work. It seems like even though there's no display on the SP3, Win 8.1 or something insists on linking the external display/resolution/scaling to the SP3 display. I've tried setting the monitor to main display as well, and that hasn't worked either. However, I keep reading articles about how lots of people and tech journalists (or so it seems) are happily running external monitors - sometimes more than one - with the SP3. How are they doing it? Surely they don't have missing parts of the screen and fuzzy fonts? Is there some simple (or complicated) thing that I should be doing that I've missed out on? As I said, in the worst case, I can live with some crazy resolution or no display on the SP3. I just want normal output on my monitor.