USB 3.0 Dock for 2540x1440? Why Not?

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  1. ChopChop

    ChopChop New Member

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    G'day knowledgeable ones!,

    I have been reading bits and pieces of info from this site for a while now, I have taken the plunge and have purchased a 128gb Pro.. and man am I loving it!
    Goodbye iPad, Goodbye Lenovo Laptop.. I have consolidated all devices into the pro, I have been waiting over 7 months for it to arrive in Aus.

    So.. My problem which is literally giving me a headache! its killing my eyes.

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    I want a USB 3.0 Docking station that will drive 2 x 2540x1440 monitors? Is this not possible? if not, why?
    I have seen videos of guys driving 7 displays across USB 3.0.. I just want 2 at that higher res.

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    I purchased the Lenovo USB 3.0 Dock but it will not go beyond 1920x1080. :(
    I then purchased a Mini DP -> Full DP connector and went straight into my monitor from the surface pro.. still only 1080p :(

    I have literally walked all over Sydney buying cables, trying different things.. buying docking stations only to be disappointed time and time again.

    I am all Googled out.. I just cant look at this poxy 1080p res anymore! particaulrly on good 24" dell monitors which will native 2540x1440..

    PLEASE HELP! PLEASE someone give me some good news?

    Thanks,
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    Well you are asking your HD 4000 integrated graphics to pump a hell of a lot of pixels out of the Display Port and/or USB 3.0. I simply cannot see how you can do it. Typically to drive two monitors of that res you need a high end video card or discrete graphics. Even if it were possible I expect the lag would make it unusable.

    Oh well, maybe one of the other guys can help you more. There may be a solution.
     
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    He ChopChop,


    I never considerd multi-display usage on the surface since my Dell U2711 seems sufficient in aea an resolution (2560*1440):)
    so this:

    can't be true. Im running the surface pro with 2560*1440p on my U2711.
    The fist cable didn't work so I ordern 2 new ones which work well with the surface rpo.

    Just a hint:
    if you set the surface to extend the screen, you have to first confirm the settings before you can change the resolution up from 1080p (Resolutions settings avaiable via right-click on the desktop - cant tell you the exeavt english menĂ¼-names since Iuse a german windows ...)
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