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Dual Monitors - One Port

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by PatP3005, Jul 27, 2012.

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  1. PatP3005

    PatP3005 Thread Starter

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    I have a Dell Vostro with one monitor output port. I'd like to get an adapter(splitter?) to plug two monitors into that will then plug into that one graphics card. Doing office stuff - word processing, excel, etc., - nothing graphically challenging.

    I just don't know what the part that I want is called. And I'm making an assumption that this adapter would be less expensive than a dual port video card. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Any help available here please? :p
     
  2. BlooChoo

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    if i have read that correctly i think the item you are looking for is

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

    which will split the external monitor port from your laptop into 2 ports.

    there are also USB solutions to your problem. Google multi display adapters
     
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    The reason not to is because it won't work. A splitter will send exactly the same image to two displays. Is that what you want? If so, buy the splitter. If you want two different images, you need an additional video adapter which costs more. You're buying adapter, not a simple cable.
     
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