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Old 11-20-2017, 12:37 PM
 
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My current work station at work consist of a desktop computer & two monitors. I have really started to like this set up. So easy to not print documents when I can just move over to the other monitor.

My set up at home consist of my lap top off to the side & a monitor hooked up via HDMI on my stand up desk with a cordless keyboard & mouse.

What i'd like to do is have dual monitors at home but I know i only have 1 HDMI outlet in my lap top.

So what I'd like is for my stand up desk to have two monitors in front of me with my lap top off to the side (that I never use except turning on).

Is this possible? Thanks
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Old 11-20-2017, 07:59 PM
 
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Assuming you don’t have USB 3.1 or Thunderbolt, a logical alternative is a USB monitor. Or see if a docking station is available.
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Old 11-21-2017, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Kaliforneea
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Yes, this is entirely possible.

The best option, is to have a higher-end laptop like an HP Elitebook, which can do 2 or 3 outputs [DisplayPort, DVI, or HDMI] to multiple monitors.

The next best option, is to buy an aftermarket USB 3.0 displaylink hub. I use and recommend Plugable:
https://plugable.com/products/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7zgotosBnw

I do NOT recommmend a USB 2.0 or VGA solution. Too slow/lame/choppy/fuzzy.
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Old 11-24-2017, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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So, only the one HDMI monitor output on the laptop?

No VGA, DVI, at all?
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Old 11-24-2017, 10:17 PM
 
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So, only the one HDMI monitor output on the laptop?

No VGA, DVI, at all?
I'm not really good with computers.

System information says I have this.

HP Envy 17 Notebook PC

Intel (R) Core (TM) i7-4510u CPU @ 2.00 GHz 2 Core (S)
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Old 11-25-2017, 01:07 AM
 
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Would there be any problem with using the laptop display itself as the second monitor?

You would then be able to go into Windows 10 settings and configure both displays to "extend".
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Old 11-25-2017, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I'm not really good with computers.

System information says I have this.

HP Envy 17 Notebook PC

Intel (R) Core (TM) i7-4510u CPU @ 2.00 GHz 2 Core (S)
DVI-D and VGA Port Images:
https://www.bing.com/images/search?v...x=8&ajaxhist=0

DVI has various versions. Most common:
https://www.bing.com/images/search?v...x=0&ajaxhist=0

Bumping around online, I suspect that you have neither, and only the one HDMI port.

But, I really am junior-league here compared to many of the regular contributors, so I would suggest further research is still warranted on your part to confirm...
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Old 11-25-2017, 11:46 AM
 
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Would there be any problem with using the laptop display itself as the second monitor?

You would then be able to go into Windows 10 settings and configure both displays to "extend".

I could do that but then I'd have a large monitor & a small monitor next to each other. Not really what I want to deal with size wise.
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Old 11-25-2017, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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yes, this is entirely possible.

The best option, is to have a higher-end laptop like an hp elitebook, which can do 2 or 3 outputs [displayport, dvi, or hdmi] to multiple monitors.

The next best option, is to buy an aftermarket usb 3.0 displaylink hub. I use and recommend plugable:
2nd'ed. They make good stuff.
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Old 11-25-2017, 12:04 PM
 
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HDMI splitter on amazon ?

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_s...=3UNZ4KVC8W74M

I plan to get one - just not setup for it yet....
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