I started a post a couple of weeks ago on the subject of Dual Monitors with my new E6500 Latitude. I am unable to find it in the new Dell Forum format. My apologies for starting a new thread.
The issue: I have an E6500, P9500, 4gb, NVidia 160M video card, 1920x1200 LCD, external monitor hooked up by HDMI... works just great. Unfortunately, I am getting greedy. Now I want a third monitor. My external is now 1920x1080 HDMI and I would like another external monitor probably exactly the same. Not a duplicate screen, just more screen real estate.
The solutions as I have been able to research are either a PCMCIA (PC) card or a USB video card... there are a few on the market... about $75 to $125. The problem as I understand it is how the software will work. Will it replace the NVidia software? Will WinXP crash?
Any opinions on the various hardware solutions? Obviously, I can contact the hardware providers, but am curious if anyone here has done it before.
thank you in advance for your opinions.
anyone know if you can just get a docking station with 2 external monitor ports and then just plug a third monitor into the laptops external monitor port that is on the left hand side? Or does the port on the laptop itself become useless when a docking station is plugged in due to the 2 monitor ports on the docking station?
i want 3 monitors! but then i will want 4... sigh
I just got a E6500 with a e/port plus advanced port replicator. it has 2 DVI outputs and 1 vga output on the port replicator. I cannot get 2 external monitors and the laptop screen to all be on. I can push video to any combination of the 2. I was really hoping that the video could be sent to all 3.