XPS M1530 Using External Monitor AND Laptop Screen

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XPS M1530 Using External Monitor AND Laptop Screen

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I just ordered an XPS M1530 laptop and am awaiting delivery. What setting should I use to use one screen for e-mail and one screen for internet? Thx.

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  • Welcome to the forums Yes

     

     

    As far as I know, you can't actually use two screens at the same time.  You have to select between the two (in your graphics options)?

    You'd need to use something like a Matrox DualHead2Go, or a Kensington SD200V Laptop Docking Station with Video.

    From experience, I've found that:   “Beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder”!!

     

    XPS M1730:

    Smoke Grey Magnesium Alloy Chassis - with White LED Backlights
    17" UltraSharp WUXGA Widescreen TFT (1920 x 1200) with TrueLife
    Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9300 @ 2.50GHz (800 MHz FSB, 4MB L2 cache)
    4GB (2x 2GB) Patriot Signature PC2-5400 @ 667MHz
    DUAL 512MB Nvidia 8800M GTX cards in SLi + 128MB Ageia PhysX
    640GB SATA II (2x 320GB WD Scorpio Black 7200rpm)
    8x Super-Multi DVD±RW
    Creative X-Fi Notebook (ExpressCard) + Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II
    Integrated 2MP Webcam
    Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0 Module
    Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-Card
    TV Tuner and Dell Travel Remote Control
    4-in-1 Flash Card Reader (SSD/MMC/MS Pro/xD)

    230W AC Adapter / 9-cell Lithium-Ion Battery

    Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)

  • are you serious?  even my inspiron 6000 can have an extended desktop.  i was about to buy the 1530 but am definitely holding off until i find out the answer to this. 

     

    that would be unbelievably disappointing.  every dell should be able to use the laptop screen + an external monitor extended desktop, no problem.  anyone else actually know the answer to this?

  • It would appear you *may* be right Idea

    It doesn't mention how to set them up - specifically, but have a read of this Notebook Review forums thread for more info (post 4 onwards).

     

    I believe once the external monitor is connected, you'll see an option for using the two screens - similar to the 'DualView' options seen in this article for enabling them in XP?

     

    But I'm not sure if that's just for 'expanding' whatever is being displayed on your laptop screen - to the external screen, or if you can use that option to display two different things - as you're wanting to do (an "extended" desktop is completely different to having separate things running on each screen)... so I'd wait for somebody who knows what they're talking about Big Smile

    I've never actually hooked up an external monitor to my laptop, so I was only going on what [I thought] I'd read?

    From experience, I've found that:   “Beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder”!!

     

    XPS M1730:

    Smoke Grey Magnesium Alloy Chassis - with White LED Backlights
    17" UltraSharp WUXGA Widescreen TFT (1920 x 1200) with TrueLife
    Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9300 @ 2.50GHz (800 MHz FSB, 4MB L2 cache)
    4GB (2x 2GB) Patriot Signature PC2-5400 @ 667MHz
    DUAL 512MB Nvidia 8800M GTX cards in SLi + 128MB Ageia PhysX
    640GB SATA II (2x 320GB WD Scorpio Black 7200rpm)
    8x Super-Multi DVD±RW
    Creative X-Fi Notebook (ExpressCard) + Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II
    Integrated 2MP Webcam
    Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0 Module
    Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-Card
    TV Tuner and Dell Travel Remote Control
    4-in-1 Flash Card Reader (SSD/MMC/MS Pro/xD)

    230W AC Adapter / 9-cell Lithium-Ion Battery

    Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)

  • k, well sounds like it should be possible...  if anyone else knows for sure, please chip in!

     

    otherwise, here comes my purchase!

  • according to this thread, http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies-archive.cfm/894688.html ,it is possible.

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