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April 24, 2017 8:23:47 AM

Is it possible for a laptop to use 2 monitors, Using a VGA splitter and still have the laptop screen usable. E.G : Screen 1: YouTube, Screen 2: Social Media, Screen 3: Video Game.

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April 24, 2017 8:27:18 AM

I imagine it should work just fine; but VGA? It won't look that great.
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April 24, 2017 8:29:58 AM

Harry_96 said:
Is it possible for a laptop to use 2 monitors, Using a VGA splitter and still have the laptop screen usable. E.G : Screen 1: YouTube, Screen 2: Social Media, Screen 3: Video Game.


No this is not how it works. You need 3 diffrent outputs coming for your laptop to allow you to have 3 screens with different things on it. A splitter will just duplicate what is coming through to all screens. Unless your laptops gpu supports 3 screens this is not possible. Could you tell us your laptops model name and specs?
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April 24, 2017 8:32:55 AM

jaslion said:
Harry_96 said:
Is it possible for a laptop to use 2 monitors, Using a VGA splitter and still have the laptop screen usable. E.G : Screen 1: YouTube, Screen 2: Social Media, Screen 3: Video Game.


No this is not how it works. You need 3 diffrent outputs coming for your laptop to allow you to have 3 screens with different things on it. A splitter will just duplicate what is coming through to all screens. Unless your laptops gpu supports 3 screens this is not possible. Could you tell us your laptops model name and specs?


Ahh, a *splitter*. I didn't read the whole of it correctly. Yes, as stated, a splitter duplicates the primary display. You'll need multiple IOs for multiple screens, and with a laptop, that isn't viable. Unless, of course, your laptop has a multitude of IO's.
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April 24, 2017 8:40:23 AM

Say if you have a dell, you can buy a dual monitor docking station. It will allow you to run dual monitors and keep the laptop screen as a third
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April 24, 2017 8:56:00 AM

faalin said:
Say if you have a dell, you can buy a dual monitor docking station. It will allow you to run dual monitors and keep the laptop screen as a third


yes but usually only business class laptops have the option for a docking port

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