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Cloning two monitors plus keeping display on laptop screen?

By PCTechie316
Mar 1, 2011
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  1. Hello,

    At my work, we are setting up a conference room for calls and presentations. We have a dell laptop connected to a docking station, which connects to two hdtvs mounted on the wall. What we want to do is be able to have both monitors cloned to the laptop screen while keeping the laptop screen active. From my experience a basic integrated intel graphics card, can only use dual monitors. Meaning you can have both hdtvs up and cloned to the laptop, but the laptop screen will be blank.

    I figure we might need an external graphics card with 2 or 3 monitor support.

    Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    "Meaning you can have both hdtvs up and cloned to the laptop, but the laptop screen will be blank"...

    You answered your own question. The laptop is designed to use either the native screen or the external video, not both at the same time
     
  3. PCTechie316

    PCTechie316 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 52

    yep, we went ahead and ordered a 3-4 monitor support laptop.
     

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