View Full Version : 3 monitors on a laptop?

28-06-2012, 07:41 PM
I was wondering if it's possible to run 3 (or just 2) monitors off one laptop? The setup I was wanting was running two 23" screens off one laptop and most probably not using the original laptop screen. Is this at all possible? I thought since it has a VGA and HDMI slot, it should work as long as it doesn't stress the graphics card too much right?


Nick G
28-06-2012, 08:58 PM
Yes, it should work, If your graphics card can handle three monitors.

28-06-2012, 09:19 PM
You will either need a laptop with multiple outputs, otherwise you can get USB video adapters to use, provided you have enough USB ports.

29-06-2012, 01:26 AM

Just get a desktop and a graphics card with Eyefinity or such which is actually designed for this kind of thing...

29-06-2012, 10:27 AM
Ive been down this track with PC's, dont get caught out, read the fine print.

Some 3,4 monitor adaptors actually NEED to use "display port" natively to get the 3rd & 4th monitor.

29-06-2012, 11:12 AM
Not all laptops can drive 2 external monitors, i have some experience with this
Lenovo x200 will, but HP Probooks will not!

29-06-2012, 01:57 PM
You are usually limited to only having one screen of the laptop.
You can use something like a Toshiba Dynadock http://us.toshiba.com/accessory/PA3927U-1PRP/ to add on another screen.