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Mike
08-03-2011, 07:30 AM
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.

Mike.

GR8Metal
08-03-2011, 08:01 AM
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/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=8094702

SolMiester
08-03-2011, 08:04 AM
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/productspecification.aspx?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

GR8Metal
08-03-2011, 08:20 AM
Cheers SolMiester. They look like great products...

Hopper
08-03-2011, 08:37 AM
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.

Mike
08-03-2011, 06:41 PM
OK thanks for the suggestions, they've been useful :) the USB>VGA/DVI looks like what we might need.

Cheers,
Mike.

ronyville
08-03-2011, 09:39 PM
just curious here, why do you need 3 screens? what software/programs are you running?

Mike
09-03-2011, 12:53 PM
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.

Mike.