Re: Laptop external monitor setup (Win 8.1)?

Subject: Re: Laptop external monitor setup (Win 8.1)?
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2017 09:33:23 -0500

Thanks, all.

It appears the most straightforward solution would involve obtaining an
ASUS USB3.0_HZ-1 DOCKING-STATION at $150. It connects to any laptop via USB
3.0 and provides both DVI and HDMI outputs.

So I'd connect my existing 24" monitor (already using an HDMI-to-DVI
adapter) to the docking station's HDMI port.

For another $50 there is the VisionTek DVI-to-DisplayPort 1.5M Active Cable
(M/M) (900823). Theoretically, it would let me run the DisplayPort-only
monitor from the docking station's DVI port.

Now I just have to decide if I really want to throw $200 at thisâas opposed
to finally getting up the energy/courage to install Windows 10 on the Intel
NUC I also bought months ago to accompany the DisplayPort monitor.

Chris Morton



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On Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 7:51 PM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:

> A USB display adapter will add an actual second display adapter to your
> computer and drive the second monitor. It's like adding a second display
> card to a desktop system.
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
>
>
> On 2/7/17 1:03 PM, Chris Morton wrote:
>
>> Yeah, it looks like a dead-end for my aging ASUS laptop with its USB 2.0
>> ports.
>>
>> I did find a TrippLite unit that plugs into a DisplayPort and offers all
>> that I want. And I've found a powered HMDI-to-DisplayPort adapter offered
>> by another vendor. But TripplIte doesn't think the laptop will be able to
>> provide enough signal strength to its image-splitting gizmo.
>>
>> I did buy an Intel NUC at the same time as the second 24" screen, but have
>> been procrastinating in loading Widows 10 on it and deploying it. Save for
>> buying a new laptop, moving forward with the NUC looks like the best way
>> to
>> go.
>>
>> Chris Morton
>>
>>
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>>
>>
>> On Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 3:28 PM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
>>
>> Unless your laptop actually has multiple display outputs (hardly any do),
>>> what you'll need is a USB display adapter. If your laptop supports USB
>>> 3.0,
>>> be sure to get that and not a 2.0 adapter. You want the fastest one your
>>> laptop will support.
>>>
>>> Gene Kim-Eng
>>>
>>>
>>> On 2/7/17 8:13 AM, Chris Morton wrote:
>>>
>>> My Windows 8.1 laptop has an HDMI video output. To it I've attached a 24"
>>>> monitor using a DVI-D adapter on the monitor end.
>>>>
>>>> I have a second 24" DisplayPort monitor I'd also like to use, being able
>>>> to
>>>> display a different image on it than what is on the other two screens..
>>>>
>>>> Is this feasible? What hardware is required?
>>>>
>>>> Chris Morton
>>>>
>>>>
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Laptop external monitor setup (Win 8.1)?: From: Chris Morton
Re: Laptop external monitor setup (Win 8.1)?: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Laptop external monitor setup (Win 8.1)?: From: Chris Morton
Re: Laptop external monitor setup (Win 8.1)?: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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