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OK, I have a laptop (W510, see sig) with two display outputs and wish to utilize three independent displays including the internal laptop display. I have two 1280x1024 VGA monitors as my external displays. Using a DisplayPort to VGA adapter and the laptop's VGA port I can connect my two external monitors but only two can be active at once. I know I need something like the DualHead2Go to have all three displays active simultaneously. Since my laptop sits between the external displays, is it possible to use them all as separate screens rather than treating the VGA monitors attached to the DualHead2Go as one?

IE, my setup pictured here, with displays active like this:
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Or will I need to resort to a ViDock for such support?
 
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Check this out thumb.gif

 

http://www.accellcables.com/products/DisplayPort/DP/dp_dp_multimonitor.html

 

http://www.accellcables.com/products/DisplayPort/DP/dp_dvi_multimonitor.html

 

 

 

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AFAIK (working with them at my office) you can only run 2 independent screens at a time on the 880m regardless of using a display port or not. You can run either two external monitors, or the built in one plus one external.

[Re-read original post] misunderstood the question. Sorry.

You'll need to get something like Ken posted. It's a hack piece to make a setup similar to yours work. I have no experience with their reliability and haven't heard much about them, but they look like they'll work. And by hack piece I mean it makes the DP work in a way different than originally intended. It just tricks 1 display port into putting out enough data for 2/3 screens and then distributes the appropriate bits to the appropriate monitor.
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Check this out thumb.gif

Question: Will this work if I plug DisplayPort to VGA adapters into this?
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 8ight View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken1649 View Post

Check this out thumb.gif

Question: Will this work if I plug DisplayPort to VGA adapters into this?


Get this adapter to work with the multiport. Get 2 for 2 monitors.

 

http://www.accellcables.com/products/DisplayPort/DP/dp_vga.html

 

 

 

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Get this adapter to work with the multiport. Get 2 for 2 monitors.

I've got those already.


The multi-port hub causes the laptop display to be disabled from the reviews I've read.


In that case, any solutions like eVGA's UV+ that work better/are USB 3.0 capable?


EDIT:
Hmm...
Found this but the question is, does it support aero? All the other features I'm looking for seem to be there.
Edited by 8ight - 12/12/11 at 11:03am
 
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Huh confused.gif Which review confused.gif

 

Simply press Windows Button + P then choose Computer only, Extend, Duplicate or Projector Only.

 

Good lucks!

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Huh confused.gif  Which review confused.gif

Simply press Windows Button + P then choose Computer only, Extend, Duplicate or Projector Only.

Good lucks!

Reviews from people who have bought the product on websites like Amazon. What I mean is that it seems each display isn't treated as a separate unit. Rather, multiple displays of identical resolution are "spanned" and treated as one big display.
 
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And disabling the laptop display? I just want to be sure.

Also, this is looking like the best solution:
>USB 3.0 compliant (laptop supports it as well)
>Faster (because of USB 3.0 bandwidth?)
>Aero support
>Direct USB to VGA no need for an adapter (DVI/DP to VGA)

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