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    Default Multiple screens from laptop

    At work I have 3 screens attached to my PC (1x 24" wide, 2x 19" 4:3). My job is changing slightly to one that requires me to be a bit more mobile - multiple desks around different locations - so I might need to look at using a laptop rather than a desktop.

    Is it possible for me to continue running the 3 screens from a laptop (ignoring the laptop screen)? Are there adapters (portable?) that will make it possible to use the multiple screens? What about 2x 24" rather than the three?

    Having a easy to transport desktop box might be an option, but we're unsure at this stage how mobile I might need to be.

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    Default Re: Multiple screens from laptop

    You can get a Rextron USB to VGA (or DVI) device that will enable you to add another screen. Supports up to 1600x1200 Res.
    http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspeci...ItemID=8094702
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    Default Re: Multiple screens from laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by GR8Metal View Post
    You can get a Rextron USB to VGA (or DVI) device that will enable you to add another screen. Supports up to 1600x1200 Res.
    http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspeci...ItemID=8094702
    We use these at work, the USB>VGA does >1280*1024, DVI>1600x1200 and they have a HDMI version as well!
    About $125 each device, so you would need 2 for 3 LCD screen, using your laptop output for the 3rd
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    Default Re: Multiple screens from laptop

    Cheers SolMiester. They look like great products...
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    Default Re: Multiple screens from laptop

    http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/gxm/th2go/

    Don't know if you can get them in NZ, years ago I saw a review for the older version, it went quite well.

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    Default Re: Multiple screens from laptop

    OK thanks for the suggestions, they've been useful the USB>VGA/DVI looks like what we might need.

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    Default Re: Multiple screens from laptop

    just curious here, why do you need 3 screens? what software/programs are you running?
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    Default Re: Multiple screens from laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by ronyville View Post
    just curious here, why do you need 3 screens? what software/programs are you running?
    To put it simply, I make and work with maps, so I have the mapping software on 2 screens (1 screen, the 24" one, is almost only the actual map display , the other screen is all the tools/toolbars and data. Screen 3 has the mapping database connections so that I can add data to my map easily without having to minimise windows all the time.

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