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Old 10-23-2011, 02:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Need some help urgently for a few work-related deliverables I have for tomorrow at 9AM!

I bought a Dell Inspiron 15R laptop, and am looking to add two external monitors (two Dell external monitors; 2005FPW (1680x1050) and a Dell 19' (1280x1024)). My laptop only has (1) an HDMI out and (2) a VGA. I tried this through a VGA Splitter, but it's not recognizing the second external monitor (will only let me replicate the first external monitor on this, and not extend my display). I want to make sure both external monitors can function as separate monitors and not a large monitor (i.e. so a program can be full-screen on one monitor and not across all three). Would the following device work with my computer?

Kensington Universal Multi-Display Adapter -
[/B]does anyone have experience with this product?

P]Amazon.com: Kensington Universal Multi-Display Adapter (Black): Electronics
lease let me know as soon as you all can, I really appreciate the help!
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Old 10-23-2011, 02:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Can't you just plug one in the VGA and the other in the HDMI? Or do they not have those connections on the monitors?
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No, though theres 2 different outputs, it still runs off of 1 display device. You'll need an adapter like the evga uv-16 to do it.
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Thanks Patonb! What about this device, can I also use this? Kensington - Hubs & USB Accessories - Universal Multi-Display Adapter
Are the two similar in functionality and use?
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They seemn very simular, though the evga are 1/2 the price.

I've never personally seen either, so you'd need to do some research.

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Turns out they only have 19's now
http://www.evga.com/products/prodlist.asp?switch=10
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