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Is there a way to have a 3 Monitor setup without using the laptop Monitor?

asked Feb 23 '13 at 22:33

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edited Feb 23 '13 at 22:35

Yes, just like my daisy chain method, and just adjusting your display. Or buy a wireless VGA-USB adaptor http://www.engadget.com/2008/08/25/iogears-wireless-usb-to-vga-kit-extends-your-monitor-sans-wires/

(Feb 23 '13 at 23:14) Der_Kerl Der_Kerl's gravatar image

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What exactly are you asking??

answered Feb 23 '13 at 22:36

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Yes you can have a 3 monitor setup without having a laptop monitor. all you do is buy 3 monitors and get a computer that can handle at least up to 3 computers on it,if it can't then it will not work.

answered Feb 23 '13 at 22:37

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edited Feb 23 '13 at 22:38

OKay what kind of laptop at you are using. Does your laptop have two or three hdmi connection on it. Or at least one VGA, HDMI and a DVI connection on it. Can you be more specific as to the laptop that you want to hook up three monitors to it. I have seen from one company that may have something which comes from Matrox themselves. But it will depend on the video out connection on your laptop itself.

answered Feb 23 '13 at 22:39

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i only got 1 VGA port and using a VGA-USB kit.

(Feb 23 '13 at 22:43) hyderpotter hyderpotter's gravatar image

At the moment I have a 3 Multi Monitor setup and I was planing to new a new Monitor as I would not like to use the laptop Monitor.

I do not like to get a new VGA-USB kit.

answered Feb 23 '13 at 22:41

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So your kit is a single unit? I thought your kit should be two pieces? That's why you should be specific.


(Feb 23 '13 at 22:57) Der_Kerl Der_Kerl's gravatar image

Would mean buying a kit and usb hub.

(Feb 23 '13 at 23:00) hyderpotter hyderpotter's gravatar image

In that case you don't have to get a new kit. You just have to buy 2 more USB to plug in to your displays. Doesn't that work too? One VGA antenna to 3 USB antennas?

USB adaptor: http://www.iogear.com/product/GUWA200/

answered Feb 23 '13 at 22:46

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edited Feb 23 '13 at 22:47

But when I get the new Monitor where am I going to put the VGA cable? As there will be 3 VGA cable and only 1 laptop.

Got 1 VGA cable into the laptop and 1 VGA cable into the VGA-USB Kit.

(Feb 23 '13 at 22:52) hyderpotter hyderpotter's gravatar image

I do have an KVM Switch too

answered Feb 23 '13 at 22:48

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Or you can plug the USB antenna to a USB hub and plug the USB hub to the three displays? Would it work that way?

(Feb 23 '13 at 22:53) Der_Kerl Der_Kerl's gravatar image

Try this one from Matrox it works on the vga/DVI/HDMI connection if you have it on your laptop.


answered Feb 23 '13 at 22:50

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Now we are talking a lot of money for that.

(Feb 23 '13 at 22:55) hyderpotter hyderpotter's gravatar image

Well we need to know what kind of price range you are looking at for something that you need to make a three monitor system for your laptop. There was not price specified in your initial question so it makes it a little bit harder to find the right product that your looking for that is within a certain price range.

(Feb 23 '13 at 23:15) Compucore Compucore's gravatar image

£50 $75.82 Like the I got the mo as I got one VGA - USB

(Feb 23 '13 at 23:52) hyderpotter hyderpotter's gravatar image

I could get a new VGA-USB kit and would cost £50 $75.82.

answered Feb 23 '13 at 22:56

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USB VGA is normally very laggy

(Feb 24 '13 at 06:06) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

Tell us your VGA-USB kit model number and make so I can Google it.

answered Feb 23 '13 at 23:03

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So it's Laptop -> VGA adaptor -> USB -> Display?

answered Feb 23 '13 at 23:12

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yea laptop with 1 vga port 1st Monitor, 1 VGA USB for a new 2nd Monitor and 3rd Monitor is the laptop Display.

(Feb 23 '13 at 23:19) hyderpotter hyderpotter's gravatar image

What you mean by "1 VGA USB"?

(Feb 23 '13 at 23:34) Der_Kerl Der_Kerl's gravatar image

This method is possible, however display over USB is normally very laggy

(Feb 24 '13 at 06:06) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image
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