Can dual external monitors be ran from an X220?

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  1. hamsal

    hamsal Newbie

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

    zygomatic Notebook Guru

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    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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    hamsal Newbie

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    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.
     
  4. pipspeak

    pipspeak Notebook Deity

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    amazon has the series 3 minidock for about 20% less than Lenovo's price AFAIK
     
  5. richan90

    richan90 Notebook Consultant

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    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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    talin Notebook Prophet

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    Can you run two monitors from VGA and Displayport simultaneously?
     
  7. lead_org

    lead_org Purveyor of Truth

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    you can run two external monitors simultaneously without the internal LCD.
     
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    bogatyr Notebook Evangelist

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    You can use any combination of display connections and the LCD for a total of 2 displays concurrently.
     

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