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    Default Can dual external monitors be ran from an X220?

    how so. I'm wanting to run two 1080p's.

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    Default Re: Can dual external monitors be ran from an X220?

    Yes. I'm running two 1920x1080 monitors from the using the series 3 minidock + x220. Sandy bridge can only drive two displays, so the laptop's screen is blank in this setup.

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    Default Re: Can dual external monitors be ran from an X220?

    Ah ok thanks. where can I buy docks and what are my options? It seems very hard to find places that have thinkpad docks on sale for some reason.

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    Default Re: Can dual external monitors be ran from an X220?

    amazon has the series 3 minidock for about 20% less than Lenovo's price As far as I know
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    Default Re: Can dual external monitors be ran from an X220?

    eBay is a lot cheaper for new/used docks. New ones (mini 3) will run ~$100 and used can vary. I got my used dock for $40.

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    Default Re: Can dual external monitors be ran from an X220?

    Can you run two monitors from VGA and Displayport simultaneously?

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    Default Re: Can dual external monitors be ran from an X220?

    you can run two external monitors simultaneously without the internal LCD.
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    Default Re: Can dual external monitors be ran from an X220?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roger View Post
    Can you run two monitors from VGA and Displayport simultaneously?
    You can use any combination of display connections and the LCD for a total of 2 displays concurrently.
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