Multiple monitors for MS Surface Pro 2 with MS docking station


#1

Hello,

I have been reading on multiple monitors for the surface pro 2 and I want to setup with 3 monitors. I currently have the MS Docking station (specs here http://tinyurl.com/l3z2wht ).

My question is:
What would be the best configuration for me with this docking station and plugable products? Is it possible with this docking station to do this?

I have (1) 24", (1) 20" and a 27" monitor that I want to use.

Thanks in advance.


#2

Hi Shannon,

Thank you for posing the question! The MS docking station has one DisplayPort video output. I think you can use the DisplayPort first, with the 27" monitor. If the 27" monitor doesn’t have a DisplayPort input, you’d need a port adapter or cable (e.g. HDMI-to-DisplayPort). The reason I’d recommend to connect the largest monitor to the DisplayPort is, it’s better to use directly connected video port for high resolution monitor in terms of the performance.

For the remaining two 24" and 20" monitors, you can use Plugable USB graphics adapters. If the monitors have either a DVI or HDMI input, I’d recommend this adapter:
-Plugable USB 3.0 Dual Head Graphics Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (USB3-3900DHE )
http://plugable.com/products/usb3-390…

This adapter has two graphics ports in a unit, hence it only use one USB 3.0 port of the MS docking station.

I hope this helps! Please contact us at support@plugable.com if you have any other questions.

Sachiko
Plugable Technologies


#3

Sachiko,

The 24 inch monitor I have is a touch screen. Do you think by using the display port it will be okay with that monitor?


#4

Shannon,

Actually it depends on the monitor, if it works or not when connecting via USB. If the touch screen functionality is driven by USB, it should work: but if it was driven by something else, such as the vendor specific technology, it most likely wouldn’t work.

I hope I could have answered your question!

Sachiko
Plugable Technologies


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