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Laptop with two DVI ports?

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  • Started 6 years ago by The Geek
  • Latest reply from whs
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thegeek
The Geek
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I'm curious if there are any laptops out there with more than one DVI connector... it drives me crazy that I can only plug a single external monitor into mine.

Posted 6 years ago
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Budohorseman
Budohorseman
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The most I have seen is one DVI and one VGA....

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thegeek
The Geek
Posts: 2059

I just found something really interesting... anybody ever used this Matrox DualHead2Go ? Looks like they have a DVI version now, takes one VGA and converts it into 2 DVI...

http://www.matrox.com/graphics.....l/home.php

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thegeek
The Geek
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Actually looks like it can't do double the native resolution for my machine... can only do 2x 1280x1024, but I've got 1680x1050 as the native resolution. Oh well, back to the drawing board.

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jd2066
jd2066
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Why would you want dual monitors on a laptop?

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Budohorseman
Budohorseman
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It's obvious jd, so he can keep the Forums up full time on one and have his day job stuff up on the other!

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thegeek
The Geek
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I've got three monitors, but I'd like to have two monitors hooked to my laptop and 1 hooked to my linux box... right now I've got 1 hooked to each linux box and 1 hooked to the vista laptop... I find myself using the vista laptop constantly as well as one of the linux boxes, but I don't really need a screen on the third box.

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thegeek
The Geek
Posts: 2059

Found something interesting... it's a PCMCIA video card:

http://www.villagetronic.com/vtbook/index.html

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whs
whs
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Isn't it unlikely to find 2 DVI's on a laptop. That would require 2 Graphic cards with all the space and heat problems on a laptop. Most have "onboard" anyhow without DVI although the other day I saw a NVIDEA 6150 on-board with DVI in the specs of one laptop.

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thegeek
The Geek
Posts: 2059

@whs: you are absolutely correct.

I figured out that I can plug both the VGA and DVI on my docking station at the same time. Only problem is that the quality on the VGA is kinda painful to look at.

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Budohorseman
Budohorseman
Posts: 847

Geek, learn to enjoy the pain, it builds character....or something....

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whs
whs
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Here again - VGA picture quality is mainly a function of the monitor. A good monitor will give you a painless picture. I love my HP w2207 VGA - absolutely perfect picture.

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