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Connecting 2 monitors to laptop

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Jun 5, 2007
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Connecting 2 monitors to laptop

Hello all, kind of a noob question here. Can anyone recommend an adapter so that I can hook up 2 monitors in addition to my windows laptop, so 3 workable screens in total?

I'm not sure what the best option would be. Use one hdmi port and a hdmi to usb(c) adaptor for the second?

Thank you in advance.
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Dec 11, 2003
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You need to tell us what output you have on your laptop. It sounds like you have an HDMI and an USB-C port. Is this correct?

If yes, then I would suggest this one for $120 -> https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B08FQN8VZD/

I have 2 of them and they work great. They will charge your laptop too if your laptop charges via the USB-C port and output to multiple monitors via the USB-C dock. I think plugging in power to the USB-C port will also provide power your external harddrives too. I assume that's how it works. I had some cheaper USB-C docks that can only output to 1 monitor but they don't work as good as this UOEOS one.
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I am also able to hook up two portable monitors on my T480 in the following configurations:

1) USB 3.0 Powered
2) HDMI
3) USB C

It is possible. Or you can get a docking station if yours is a business laptop and use that instead.
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[OP]
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Jun 5, 2007
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It’s a Lenovo legion laptop.
Has an HDMI and USB c along with other USB ports. It has a separated charging port for Lenovo’s.
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Feb 19, 2014
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Ottawa
HDMI -> Monitor 1
USB -C -> USB-C adaptor with HDMI output -> Monitor 2

As you only need HDMI output for the adaptor, you can find a cheap one without additional power supply on Amazon/Bestbuy...

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