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Dual Display

by mikeweber / March 22, 2011 12:21 AM PDT

I am planning on setting up my Thinkpad T510 with dual displays and am trying to figure out the best setup

the laptop has the following outputs:
- VGA
- Displayport
- USB

the monitors have the following inputs:
- VGA
- DVI-D
- USB

What is the best way to connect the laptop to these displays? I was thinking VGA to VGA for one monitor and Displayport to DVI-D (via an adapter) for the second.

Will I notice a difference in the displays? Is there a better configuration that I am missing? Should I be going with a USB to DVI adapter instead of connecting VGA to VGA?

Any help is appreciated

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What I would do.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 10, 2011 3:29 AM PDT
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Since I have all the displays I would set each up and make my choice from the results.
Bob

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you can connect with the products
by alreadysetup / October 23, 2011 12:24 PM PDT
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you can connect it with external vga card and DVI, with an external USB port to connect both VGA and DVI.

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Docking Port to Monitor
by Lloyd_Hayes / March 9, 2013 5:33 AM PST
In reply to: Dual Display

I have a Toshiba laptop with a Toshiba Docking Port. The docking port has the standard monitor connection. My printer/scanner, one backup hard drive, amplified speakers, external keyboard and mouse, along with a pen tablet, all of which connect to the Docking Port. My docking port has one connection to my laptop thru a USB3 connection. I simply bring my laptop in and connect it to the Docking Port. Only an external backup drive tower has to be plugged directly into my laptop. I have the software set to transfer my screen from the laptop to the monitor once the computer detects a connection. My laptop screen goes dark once that happens, saving the built-in screen.

There are ways to use 2 screens, but I haven't had time to explore them yet, nor is this a high priority for me.

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