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Laptop to 2 external monitors

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#1 wally45


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Posted 20 February 2012 - 02:04 PM

I am getting a laptop from work in order to work from home more. I have a desktop at home with a dual screen setup. I would like to figure out how to use my laptop on those dual screens.

It seems like a KVM switch is the answer, but I am not sure. I'd like to be able to switch the monitors from my desktop to my laptop without having to unscrew things time and time again.

Thanks for the help.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:36 PM


You will need to wait until you get the laptop and see what kind of external monitor ports it has.

I've seen VGA, DVI, or HDMI, usually only one of them per laptop.

Most laptops drive one screen.

A KVM switch would let you use the laptop with your desktop monitor and Keyboard and mouse If, Big If.

The Keyboard & Mouse are USB. The External port on the laptop matches what your desktop uses.

Another thing to think about. Eventually plugging and unplugging a USB will wear out the port on the Laptop. How durable the port is depends on the maker. Eventually the VGA ports can start having problems from wear for the same reason.

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