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roattw
3 Silver

Latitude 5570: Dual monitors extended without laptop monitor

Would like to attached dual monitors to my 5570 and EXTEND.  5570 has one HDMI and one VGA.

Monitors have one VGA and one Display port.

  1. Processor is Intel Core i7-6600U Processor Base, AMD Radeon R7 M360, 2GB Discrete Graphics
  2. As simple as using VGA out to VGA monitor one  and HDMI > Display port converter to monitor two.
  3. Close laptop lid?

Or even better, is there a device I can always keep both externals plugged into then when I arrive only have to plug ONE cable into the laptop?  

Thoughts? Thanks!

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BHSDVF
1 Copper

RE: Latitude 5570: Dual monitors extended without laptop monitor

We are having the same issue with that same model laptop, no matter what I do, I can't get both external display to work at the same time. I am using an HDMI > DVI converter though. I'm going to try getting an HDMI > DVI cable instead of an adapter and see if that works better. Otherwise, everything I've seen so far says you'll need to dock it.

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roattw
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RE: Latitude 5570: Dual monitors extended without laptop monitor

The docks get *** poor reviews I wanted avoid those.  I ended up using two items, making my own dock essentially:

Plugable USB 3.0 Universal Laptop Docking Station for Windows (Dual Video HDMI & DVI / VGA, Gigabit Ethernet, Audio, 6 USB Ports)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ECDM78E/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and this active adapter:

Plugable Active HDMI to VGA 6ft (1.8m) Converter Cable Supporting up to 1920 x 1080 (60Hz)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00H4J5B9U/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

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