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Old 10-29-2004, 01:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I've got a Dell Inspiron 1100 and am looking at purchasing two 17" flat panel montiors to run off this laptop.

Any suggestions as to how to get this to work?

Thanks!
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Old 10-29-2004, 01:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Buy a graphics card (or new laptop) that supports two monitors. Otherwise, you're pretty much screwed.

The only way you can get two monitors to work with a laptop that only has one port, is to use a VGA splitter, but that will only produce a duplicate screen on each monitor.
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is there anyway to get an adapter to use a PC video card and have it plug into my laptop?
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Old 10-29-2004, 02:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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there are docking stations for some that enable this. Also there are PCMCIA cards that used to be around, but from what I have seen of late, they don't exist anymore, or they are very expensive. I'll see if i can find out about your machine...
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Old 10-29-2004, 02:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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check this site out. Seems to be what you are looking for. I'm digging further on this too...
http://www.vtbook.com/

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http://www.margi.com/products/prod_dtg.htm
http://www.digitaltigers.com/sidecar.shtml

The last looks pretty cool...
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