Dual screens

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by zxspectrum, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster

    1,889
    129
    159
    Does anyone use a laptop as a desktop and if so do you have more than one screen? I am looking for a way to use my monitors rather than the laptop screen, but have them both as different workspaces. My laptop has a graphics card, which is an Nvidia Geforce GTX, but im not too sure what I need to buy in order to have 2 different workspaces etc

    Zx
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2019
    Certifications: BSc computing and information systems
    WIP: 70-680
  2. JK2447
    Highly Decorated Member Award 500 Likes Award

    JK2447 Petabyte Poster Administrator

    Top Poster
    of the Month

    6,410
    646
    318
    I used to have a few mate but I now just use the one 34 inch curved 4K monitor. It took a bit of getting used to but I can fit a ton of windows and bits into the one screen so I'm very happy. LG 98 something it is
     
    Certifications: VCP4, VCP5, VCP6, VCP6.5, VMConAWS Skill, BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VSP, VTSP
    WIP: VCAP 6.5 DCV (Design)
  3. drum_dude

    drum_dude Gigabyte Poster

    1,643
    81
    135
    Does your laptop have the necessary outputs to drive 2 monitors? I'm sure it's usually a VGA output and HDMI. You should then be able to hook one up to one monitor's VGA and the HDMI to the other monitor. I'm sure Laptops usually have a VGA for the sake of attaching a projector. Then it's a case of detecting the monitors and setting one as your main desktop and the other as secondary. Then set the laptop to not sleep when (do nothing) when you close the lid.
     
    Certifications: MCP, MCSA 2000 , N+, A+ ,ITIL V2, MCTS, MCITP Lync 2010 & MCSA 2008, Sonus SATP SBC 1k/2k
    WIP: Hopefully Skype for Business and some Exchange stuff...
  4. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster

    1,889
    129
    159
    Yeah, thats the problem, it only has one HDMI port, Drumdude

    I think JK I would need 4 in total 4x 21 inch etc, so a 34 wouldnt do it for me. On another note, the curved screen, is it just a gimmick or does it serve a purpose, i went flat as opposed to the curved screen when choosing my current TV
     
    Certifications: BSc computing and information systems
    WIP: 70-680
  5. JK2447
    Highly Decorated Member Award 500 Likes Award

    JK2447 Petabyte Poster Administrator

    Top Poster
    of the Month

    6,410
    646
    318
    Tbh I think I prefer flat too personally but I'm old fashioned. I only got it because I had a few dregs of bitcoin left and I could spend it on scan
     
    Certifications: VCP4, VCP5, VCP6, VCP6.5, VMConAWS Skill, BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VSP, VTSP
    WIP: VCAP 6.5 DCV (Design)

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.