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I am currently working with an EliteBook 8570w on a 90w docking station.  I have one external monitor and the laptop lid open for a second, smaller monitor.  I would like to connect a second external monitor and continue using the laptop with the lid open for email.  I can't find a definitive answer on whether or not this is possible and what is the best setup to achieve the desired end result.  The external monitor right now is connected to the VGA port.  The second monitor has both VGA and DVI ports so I could go either way with the cord or an adapter that would work the best.  Is it best to connect the second monitor to the DVI or DisplayPort on the docking station?  Which setup, if any, would allow me to keep the 2 external displays and the laptop monitor open?

 

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While using your 8570w monitor, when connected to a docking station (we tested this using an advanced docking station ) there are two valid setups to get three independent screens. You could connect two extra monitors through DVI or just one monitor through DVI and another through Display port. This is using the advanced docking station.

 

If one of your monitors is VGA it still should work the same as above.

 

Here is a link to a picture of an adaptor you can use to connect via Display port: http://img.misco.eu/resources/images/products//100/HWP/FH/FH973AT/FH973AT_6_1600x1600.jpg

 

Let us know if you need further assistance. 

 

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Thank you for your help!  One external monitor is connected to the VGA port right now and I plan on connecting the second to the DVI port.  Keeping my fingers crossed.

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I have the 90W docking station with the Pro Book 6470B .  I also would like to have 2 monitors and the laptop display.  I have tried both the DVI & Displayport adaptor and VGA & Displayport adaptor setup to no avail.  All three monitors show up in the control panel Display applet.  I can select the extra monitor and extend the display to it, but when I click apply, i get a message "Unable to save settings".  When I use VGA & a Displayport, the laptop and the VGA displays work as 3 & 1.  When I use the DVI & Displayport configuration, the laptop is #3 and it doesn't dispay.

 

Does the 6470B just not support 3 displays?

 

 

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