Alienware M18xR1/R2/18 External Monitor Discussion Thread - Ask Questions/Find Solutions Here

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by MTXR, May 2, 2011.

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  1. moneymaddness

    moneymaddness Notebook Enthusiast

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    so can i plug in my monitors to hdmi and mini display port?
     
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    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    Short answer: Yes, you should be able to.
     
  3. joecait

    joecait Notebook Deity

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    I assume it's the same on yours, but I use 2 external monitors with 1 monitor output via hdmi and another 1 via the mini display port...(as well as the laptop screen too) for 3 usable screens.
     
  4. UltraGSM

    UltraGSM ...so many Alienwares...

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    how about +1 more from VGA port? total 4 monitors from 1 laptop? :)
     
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    moneymaddness Notebook Enthusiast

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    well right now i have a 47" sharp quattron pluged in but it dont feel right playing games on it feels like the mouse moves slower then on my laptop screen
     
  6. Raijin

    Raijin Newbie

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    Hi, new here.

    Has anyone tried running Nvidia Surround on an Alienware 18 (dual gtx 780m SLI)? 2D surround, not 3D. Ran a search through the forums but didn't come up with anything.

    Currently I'm running 3 external monitors + 1 internal just fine, but I cannot figure out how to activate Nvidia surround.

    Appreciate any help.

    Ultimate goal is to be running 3 x 1080p 120hz 1ms portrait monitors in surround, 3 x 2560 x 1440 ips monitors, 1 x touchscreen monitor for win 8 apps, and laptop internal monitor - total 8 screens off alienware 18.

    Help me achieve this feat my brethren.
     
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    sticky Notebook Consultant

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    I'd like an answer to this too but I don't think it is currently possible to do 3 monitors at 2560 x 1440 or 2560 x 1660.
     
  8. AMurderOfCrows

    AMurderOfCrows Notebook Geek

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    I'm about to start backreading this thread, but i'm hoping someone might just happen to know the answer off the top of their heads in the meantime.

    Alienware 18, nvidia setup.

    I'm looking to run 4 screens:
    1 x Laptop Screen (1920x1080, Lower center)
    2 x Dell 2412 screens (1920x1200, left and right)
    1 x HTDV (720p, Top Center)

    I'm currently up to 3 screens with no issue, but i know i'm about to run in to an output issue from the Laptop.

    What is everyone using to get 4 screens on the AW18 without input lag or much in the way of additional hardware?
     
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