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Dual Screen Laptop


The thinkpad w700ds appears to be the first laptop ever to sport two lcd screens - a 17-in. Primary and a 10. 6-in. Secondary screen. Lenovo thinkpad w700ds dual-screen laptop.

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Expanding To Dual Screen

A client of mine wishes to upgrade 2 of his computers to have 2 screens. They're both dells but one is a slim-line thing, the expansion cards are half the size of normal pc. So i've got 2 questions, should i buy a graphics card with 2 outputs for each pc or a pci card with 1 graphics port and run that along side the integrated graphics. Any my second question is, what do i need to look for a card thats slim-line?

Posted On: February 27th 2007 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Question On Dual Screen And Crossfirex

So i have one 30" dell and a 20" just as a secondary. I just attached the 2nd monitor and it basically cut my fps in half in l4d. I was getting over 200 fps with 2 5850s in crossfire with max settings at 2560 x 1600, now i'm getting 90-100 fps after connecting the second monitor. Any ideas on what i can do to rectify this?

Posted On: 03-12-2010, 02:37 AM . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Dual Screen Setup With 9600

I have an ati 9600xt 128mb vid card with the dvi to vga adapter and two 19" monitors, can anyone help me set it up so i can use the second monitor? All it is right now is blank black. Im guessing there is some software to install or configurations to change, but i don't know where to start.

Posted On: January 26th 2005 . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

If Disconnect Laptop Screen, Will External Screen Still Work ?

If i disconnect my laptop's screen, will an external screen still work? I have an acer aspire5315 laptop. What i am doing is i am putting it into a custom case that will not fit the built-on screen. The laptop does have a vga output (so i can connect it to another monitor, or hdtv. ) So, if i disconnect the laptop screen completely from the motherboard, will an external one connected via vga still work?

Posted On: 1 month ago . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Dual Screen Affecting Game Performance

For the past few years i've been running 2 screens on my ti4200. Worked great, andon my new rig, i'm probably going to three screens, but more on that later. I've always had the feeling that the 2nd monitor had an impact on theti4200's performance in games (aside from the fact that it was seriously bottlenecked by my agp 4x bus). My question, does anyone have any experience with this? Is it actually true or is it simply another myth? Reason i'm asking is, that in my new rig there'll be probably be two cards: a 7900gt and this one. My primary screen will obviously go to the 7900gt, my question is what to do with the other two. Since they are both only meant for desktop work, they don't need the 7900 gt's power, and would be served fine by the matrox. And if there's any truth in the earlier mentioned myth, this would improve my performance a bit. Why do i have the feeling i answered my own question?

Posted On: April 13th 2006 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

5870 Dual Monitor Screen Tear / Flickering

I just got a 5870 from 4870 and immediately noticed that whenever the automatic 2d to 3d clock jumps up to full 850/1200 there is a significant flicker to a tear in the #2 monitor only and when i use extended desktop. It is repeatable and only happens at that point. I graphed it and can see the vccd/vccd1 amp jump is from 2. 6a/4. 2a to 11. 4a/12a>. I am using a msi afterburner/rivatuner instead of the smartdoctor from asus that came with it because i had it with the 4870 and liked it and it also has the low the de-clocking limit at 600mhz/900mz instead of the other 157/300mhz. All the temps are low when this happens 38-40c . No problems at all on single monitor though there is significant throtling up and back for the vccd volt/amp and the clocks. All the time there is not more than 30-40%gpu use. I can reproduce it easily by just scrolling up and down some web pages. When the 2d is flat line (600/900mhz) no problems and when i am in a game or max gpu use no 2nd monitor issue. I have done every switch and combo, hdmi dvi, both dvi ports dont know. It is like a recurring short. Like a lap top i had where the wear on the hinges causes some shorts to the panel but this screen tear or flicker is fast and easy to pin point. Though the vddc amps jump up and down, the gpuz graph looks like a comb or gap tooth smile, the volts are steady flat line during the clocks and amps jumping so the regulator seems ok . I dont know why the amp draw is dropped so low even when the clocks are at 600/900. If everything stayed level there would be no screen tear. Even with the bouncing around there shouldnt be that effect in the 2 monitor for extended desktop. I know there are any number of other people with the issue , i have gotten no response, nor have they , from amd/ati , asus either and have posted at those forums without any corrective experiences. Some suggestions for similar types of problems but nothing for the same . I am using win7 x64 bit home premium. Many other people , not all though, are 7/64 as well though some xp and vista 64 too. I should have enough power i just put a thermaltake xt 750 in and i used a mushkin enhanced 580 with the 4870 and no problem. I had the 580 running this as well till last week and never had a power problem, never had any problem. I built this last nov and have kept up to date with the drivers, put in ccc 10. 2 last week, gigabyte m4a79xtd evo, asus eas5870, phenomii 3. 4 (oc 3. 77 not for testing)965be, gskill ddr3 1600 pc12, 800, 2x samsung f1 750s, xigmatek s1283 cooler, thermaltake xt750, win7 x64 home prem, hp 1270dvd/cd24xsupermulti, liteon 8xbd/dvd combo, cm rc 690 4 scythe s-flex case fans 1sine intake , 3exhaust- top/rear . The card and case are well cooled and heat has not been an issue for this problem, i would appreciate any insights as to what i might do to correct this. I have tried just about all i can think of, some suggestions, remove and reinstall directx with sdk version someone said helped a like situation but heat may have been related to his. Mostly just trying process of elimination. Have taken off or disabled software to check on conflicts. I use the 2nd monitor to keep tool sets or other utilities so i can keep the larger screen in tact or in 2 parts. I tried to make a group but with different size monitors it just isnt right though might be a fix for someone with the issue with twin displays.

Posted On: 03-09-2010 . View Related Posts . . View 11 Replies .

Laptop Dual Monitor Support

I'm looking to get a laptop that can be hooked up to two monitors for dual monitor support. I'm not talking about the laptop's lcd being one of them. I mean two actual monitors. Right now my workstation uses a nvidia 7900gt which has two dvi ports so i can hook up two monitors. Does anyone know if ibm or dell has any laptops that offers this feature? I'd prefer to go with them, but the dual monitor support is top priority so i'd switch companies for it.

Posted On: 08-28-2007, 12:32 AM . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Laptop Dual Battery Issue

I was noticing under my battery/power options on xp pro (where is shows the blue battery(s) representing your laptop battery(s)) and next to it is a percentage showing remaining power left. Well i noticed the battery in bay1 gets drained 1st while the battery in bay 2 remains unused and stays at 100%. I've read that using both batteries at the same time, drawing from both instead of draining one at a time is better for the batteries and allows users to get the most life out of their batteries. Does anyone know how or where you would make a change to allow the laptop to draw from both batteries at the same time instead of one at a time? Any software, registry keys, bios settings, anything like that to make it do that?

Posted On: October 9th 2006 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Connecting Laptop With Broken Screen To Another Laptop

How do i connect a laptop with a broken screen to another laptop? I need to connect a laptop with a broken screen to a laptop without a broken screen so i can see what's on the broken-screen laptop, is that possible/how would i do that?

Posted On: 5 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Laptop Screen Problem

I have a big problem with my laptop screen. I have a hp zv6000 15. 4 widescreen. My laptop was fine. I put it in the case and traveled in the car with it for a few hours. When i took it out i now have this huge mark that basically goes from one corner to the other. Sort of an arch. I look very similar to a permanent marker. I found a dead pixel tester online and downloaded it to see. It seems that they the screen doesnt have dead pixels. I am assuming the only way to fix this is to replace the lcd screen itself. I was hoping maybe i could replace the inverter and be ok but i doubt it. I wanted to double check with someone that maybe has some experience with this issue.

Posted On: April 13th, 2007, 09:30 PM . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Swapping Laptop Screen

What factors are relevant in determining screen compatibility between laptops? My laptop was taken out in a lightning storm, and it doesn't look like it's worth fixing. However, the screen is perfectly good. And there are a lot of people who'll sell laptops with busted screens for dirt cheap. So i figure if i can find a laptop in need of a new screen with which my old one is compatible, i can save some dough. There's the question of what happened to a laptop which has a dead or cracked screen, and whether or not i'd want it in light of whatever the *** happened to it. But it seems worth investigating to me. I know some obvious things - such as it having to the same size, of course. But i'm unaware of all the factors that need to be identical for one screen to work in another unit, or whether there are any resources out there that can simplify the process of determining compatibility. So if anyone could let me know what things must be identical in order for this to work, and if there are any websites, etc. That can help make the process of determining compatibility easier, that'd be great.

Posted On: July 15th 2009 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Broken Laptop Screen

So i had a stoke of bad luck and my laptop fell off the table, the screen is cracked and needs to be replaced, it will cost me 500+ to get it repaired so i was wondering if anyone could tell me exactly how hard it would be to buy the lcd screen and repair it myself, i've built countless desktops in my day so i'm good with computer hardware but have never delt with laptops before as far as building, so if anyone knows what it would take to do this please let me know. I don't know if it makes a different but the laptop is an alienware area-51 m5550 15. 4" screen, also if anyone knows where i could get the parts needed for this as well it would be very much appreciated.

Posted On: January 10th 2007 . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

Connect Laptop Screen To Tv

All i am wanting to do is present my movies thats on my laptop, on my tv for my family to enjoy with me! Please help. I have a usb to rca cable that i just bought offline. I have windows 7 and my laptop has the projector thing where i can duplicate, extend, or projector only picture. I don't know if i have to have some certain kind of software for it to work or something, but i know i just need help, and soon so we can have family night!

Posted On: 6 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Using Different Lcd Screen For Laptop

Will a laptop not work if its connected to a different lcd? This is pure curiosity. I know that the lcd might not fit, but could you theoretically change the lcd screens of two laptops or do they have different little connectors. Or even if they fit, would they not work? I've always wondered this since i've changed my laptop's screen.

Posted On: 1 month ago . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Connect Pc Screen With Laptop

Can i make my laptop's screen off and connect to the pc screen? I want to use my laptop as a tower. Also i want to have a separate keyboard and mouse.

Posted On: 3 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

How Do I Connect Laptop To Tv Screen?

How do i connect my laptop to my tv screen? I bought a dynex vga display cable and plugged it into the rgb? Plug into the tv. What do i need to set up on my computer? The salesman at best buy said all i need to do is plug it in. Anyone have some suggestions for me?

Posted On: 1 month ago . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

How Do I Change The Brightness Of The Screen On My Laptop ?

How do i change the brightness of the screen on my laptop? I have a toshiba satellite pro.

Posted On: March 12th, 2005, 09:41 PM . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Blue Screen Of Death On Laptop

I was wondering if anyone here have experience having bsd and how to fix that problem

Firts i have a laptop model ibm
Os: windows xp sp2
Router: wireless d-link dir300
Modem: given by globe

When i try to connect the laptop from the wireless network of my router it crashes and bsd shows up

I asked many people and this is what they said to me

1. Maybe there is a problem with your harddisk. Me. My harddisk is new and is defragmented already

2. Ram - my ram looks fine and working

3. Have you installed new hardware or software


Posted On: December 22nd, 2008, 11:48 PM . View Related Posts . . View 14 Replies .

What Is A Good Touch Screen Laptop ?

My neighbor asked me for a favor to look into a touch screen laptops. I found pics of it on-line, but wasn't able to get a big selection to choose from, especially not knowing exactly what to look for in those things aside from normal pc specs. He is not trying to spend a lot of money, but wants something "fast" and something that he can use with ease to like write a book or something on. And perhaps play some occasional games on, however this is not a priority if it will significantly increase the price. Not even sure what to expect for the price either. Suggestions, links, pics are appreciated.

Posted On: 02-14-2010, 12:17 AM . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Hp Laptop Screen Wont Work

Laptop screen blank when switched on. I log out my laptop as usual. Switched the laptop on the next day but the screen would not work also the drive light is not on / flashing. The laptop is a hp pavilion dv6000 entertainment pc

Configuration: windows xp internet explorer 6. 0


Posted On: Sep 13, 2008 . View Related Posts . . View 509 Replies .

Repairing Laptop Lcd Screen

Have a friend who just purchased an hp pavilion ze5000 laptop but the screen has a "white" screen, the laptop shows fine when connected to any other monitors. I am thinking that this might be a great opportunity for me to get a multimeter and learn how to use it and gain some experience/knowledge in repair but i don't wish to mess up anything in trying or misdiagnose something and have my friend purchase the wrong parts. I already have some great documentation for this but don't wish to have only that documentation to work from so i was wondering if there is anyone here experienced in laptop lcd screen repair who can guide me through the process please or if i can ask specific questions concerning the repair attempt to get some help?

Posted On: August 23rd 2006 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Hp Laptop Monitor Screen Problem

A couple of days ago, my screen completely blacked out. We called tech support who said it was a back light problem (the computer still started up and if you shone a flashlight on the screen you could see the desktop). The next day it started right up and i could use it for a few hours. Then it blacked out again. I called hp again and they said they would send us a shipping box for warranty work. While waiting for the box, i've been plugging into another computer monitor to do my work, which works fine; however, occasionally, after plugging into another monitor i am able to disconnect my laptop from the other monitor and use for a few hours. But the second i close the laptop, the screen goes black and i need to hook into the monitor again. Any ideas?

Posted On: 6 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Hp 6735s Laptop Screen Blank

My brother has hp laptop model 6735s. He bought it a year a ago it was working fine till morning. This evening when he switch it on only he saw that the light flashes , & dvd rom stated making strange noise & more is that his screen is not responding at all (i.e. It is completely blank) can any one tell what might be the problem? Any help would be appreciated , ( if you faced any problem like this can you plz shear the solution). He never drooped his laptop only he got his laptop serviced because exhaust fan was making noise , got that fixed some 7 months ago his laptop was working fine since then. He refreshed his windows too. That all.

Posted On: 1 month ago . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cost Of Replacing A Laptop Screen

Whats the cost of replacing a laptop screen for an hp pavilion entertainment pc? Basically a laptop screen got closed and there was something under it and now its cracked and i just wanna know the cost of it.

Posted On: 4 weeks ago . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Connect Computer To Laptop Screen

My home computer's not working i think it's the screen monitor. Can i somehow connect it to my laptop screen?

Answer:- no - laptops don't have the right "video-in". Perhaps you could borrow a monitor from a friend. (Lots of folks have extra monitors around. ) Does your monitor have any on-screen menus to access various adjustments? For a simple test, try to activate the on-screen menu. If that doesn't come up at all, that will confirm that the monitor is dead.


Posted On: 3 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Toshiba Laptop Not Go Past Welcome Screen

I was restarting my computer after an update for my itunes and i think that one of my family members accidentally turned it off (which might have caused the problem). Also, in safe mode, it says that windows installer is supposedly not properly installed. And when it does go past the welcome screen after i do a system restore, it is enormously slow.

Posted On: 1 month ago . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Laptop Screen Goes Black When Idle

Every minute or so, my laptop screen will go black, like its on standby. This only happens when it is not plugged in and recharging. Also, i already went to control panel and adjusted the screensaver to 30 minutes and clicked apply, but that hasn't helped either. I was told it could be that hibernate mode was on or something, but i dont know where to find that either. My laptop is a asus windows 7 if that helps.

Posted On: 1 month ago . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Laptop Broke, Now Shows Black Screen

Its a compaq presario v5000 when i turn it on i get the compaq screen very briefly and then the black screen, nothing else happens. Ive tried rebooting with a disc in the drive but i still get the black screen. Any suggestions?

Posted On: March 25th, 2007, 12:00 PM . View Related Posts . . View 14 Replies .

Connect A Desktop Computer To Laptop Screen

Is there a way using some kind of cable to connect a desktop to a laptop's screen (without physically opening or breaking anything).

Posted On: February 12th, 2007, 09:02 PM . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .