Is my laptop powerful enough for 3 external monitors? What do I need to buy?

mr777

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I've been trying to figure it out, and I seem to need a device to power them? But them I'm not sure if I have a good enough graphics card. If not, can I have 2 external monitors? It's not for gaming.

 

Scottray

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Fortunately, your laptop has USB 3.0. So, you could try a universal laptop docking station. It appears that most of these will only support 2 monitors. However, you potential could use the laptop display as the 3rd monitor. Here's a couple of links to start your search: http://www.techradar.com/news/the-best-laptop-docking-stations & http://www.targus.com/us/docking-stations#/pageSize=12&orderBy=0&pageNumber=1.

I just checked one more site. Here's a dock that supports 3 monitors - voila! https://www.startech.com/Cards-Adapters/Laptop-docking-stations/triple-video-laptop-docking-station~USB3DOCKH2DP. Make sure that your 3 monitors have displayport and HDMI input connectors.
 

mr777

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Hmm that's a shame. I assume the vga connection will be a uglier display?

Is there no product I can buy that'll allow me to connect more? What if I buy something that allowed 2 hdmi connections? I really want 3, but I can settle for 2 monitors.
 

Scottray

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Fortunately, your laptop has USB 3.0. So, you could try a universal laptop docking station. It appears that most of these will only support 2 monitors. However, you potential could use the laptop display as the 3rd monitor. Here's a couple of links to start your search: http://www.techradar.com/news/the-best-laptop-docking-stations & http://www.targus.com/us/docking-stations#/pageSize=12&orderBy=0&pageNumber=1.

I just checked one more site. Here's a dock that supports 3 monitors - voila! https://www.startech.com/Cards-Adapters/Laptop-docking-stations/triple-video-laptop-docking-station~USB3DOCKH2DP. Make sure that your 3 monitors have displayport and HDMI input connectors.
 

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First time commenting on this site, but figured I would finally chime in since I just had this dilemma too. I ha e a MacBook Pro with one mini display port, and a windows laptop with one hdmi. You need a docking station.


I chose the Dell D3100. Seems to be the only with three video outports. 2 hdmi and 1 DisplayPort

~$100 on amazon I price matched at micro center so could have it same day
 
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