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Hi guys. I am planning to get an MS Surface PRO when it will become available. Thinking to connect it to n external display, of course. So, the question is - what could possibly be the highest resolution it could support? 1920x1080? Or maybe a 30" with 2560x1600 and dual link DVI? Or maybe there is an option to connect two external displays? Could you please comment? Maybe I am planning it completely wrong?

asked Nov 14 '12 at 07:59

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It runs Windows 8 Pro, so it should support anything Windows 8 supports, 2560x1600 for sure, to check even higher resolutions you should just need to plug it into your computer (even one running 7, I doubt this has changed) and see if it supports it.

2 displays is a little more tricky, to my knowledge it only has one video out port (Mini-Display Port I believe) so you may be out of luck there. However, I've heard of USB adapters that apparently work (I haven't tried them myself) so you may be able to use one of them.

Dual Link DVI should be supported by an adapter based on what I've heard from various news sites, but we'll have to wait and see.

EDIT: Confirmed Today:

Surface with Windows 8 Pro also includes a full-size USB 3.0 port. Its Mini DisplayPort can drive an external display up to 2560X1440 resolution.

More info available here.

answered Nov 14 '12 at 16:37

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edited Nov 29 '12 at 18:37

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