View Full Version : Dual Display on a laptop?
06-05-2005, 04:35 AM
I was wondering if there is any laptop (or hardware extension) that would allow dual monitors - I was thinking the LCD of the notebook would be one and the extra monitor the other. I know for most laptops you can plug in a monitor but the notebook displays the same thing.
06-05-2005, 04:41 AM
I have an HP/Compaq NC6000. It is capable of either displaying the same thing on both the built in and external monitor, or it can span the desktop accross both.
It does exactly what you want.
My fairly old compaq (presario 900z) can run dual displays as well..
06-05-2005, 07:34 AM
Not sure if it'll do this, but try UltraMon (www.ultramon.com).
06-05-2005, 08:45 AM
with W2K you might need a graphicsdriver update, but XP fully supports it, just go to your screen properties (right click on the desktop) and choose screen "2" and click the "extend my windows desktop to this monitor" if you do not have this option you might want to try go into advanced, and try finding the option there (it depends abit on the software from the graphiccard)
I find what matters most is when the monitor was plugged in. Occasionally the second monitor will not work if it was not plugged in during boot on my laptop, but otherwise works like a charm... Too bad i dont get any sort of 3D accelleration on my second monitor ;) Blasted mobile ati junk :P
06-05-2005, 11:36 AM
Just about any recent laptop with a Nvidia or ATI based card can run a second monitor now. I have a Dell M70 and I am running a 24" widescreen as my primary and the laptop screen as my secondary.
06-05-2005, 02:18 PM
and you use it for 3D work?
Like I said, on my laptop only one screen can be given 3D aceleration.. THe other is not capable of displaying 3D
06-05-2005, 03:03 PM
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