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Hi All,

 

What is the best way to connect two screens to my  HP ENVY x360 - 13-ag0590nd laptop (p/n 4EQ01EA#ABH)?

 

Both screens have HDMI 2.0 ports and only one of them has 1 DP in addition to the HDMI.

 

Is it possible to do so via the USB-C port only (e.g. using a splitter/adapter USB-C to 2xHDMI)? I am not sure it is supported by the USB-C port?

 

Specs here. Btw. my laptop only has 1xUSB-C, 2x-USB-A. No HDMI.

 

Your help is very much appreciated!!

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@bitsnbytes2 wrote:

.... The spec is wrong or HP has been customizing these Envy's.

I am not sure that the USB-C to 2xHDMI adapter is supported by that USB-C port....


@bitsnbytes2 

 

Sorry, You are right, the specs says it has HDMI port but actually it DOES NOT have.

 

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USB-C to 2xHDMI won't give you the way you wish to unless it is a Displaylink Certified adapter.  Options

 

  1. As mentioned above: You can use USB-C G5 dock, you can have up to 3 external monitors depending on their resolution.
  2. Daisy chain monitors, more info:   https://www.hp.com/us-en/shop/tech-takes/how-to-daisy-chain-monitors  
  3. Use a Displaylink Certified adapter

                      True Universal Docking Stations

 

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@bitsnbytes2 wrote:

.. Specs here. Btw. my laptop only has 1xUSB-C, 2x-USB-A. No HDMI.


@bitsnbytes2 

 

Its specs

 

             https://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c06076254

 

It does have HDMI version 2.0 port.  You can use HDMI (1) and USB-C (2) to connect to 2 monitors. I tested on a similar USB-C port on an Envy machine with 65W charger and it worked on HP USB-C G5 dock too (to have single cable option)

 

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Hi @Banhien,

 

I appreciate your response.

 

But, I know how an HDMI port looks lie, and mine doesn't have one (i wish it did). The spec is wrong or HP has been customizing these Envy's.

 

As I mentioned, only USB ports (1x C and 2xA). I have tested before with 1screen, connected via 1x HDMI to usb-C adapter and that works.

 

I am not sure that the USB-C to 2xHDMI adapter is supported by that USB-C port....

 

Of course, I know that as a fallback I could connect the 2nd screen via the USB-A port (using a HDMI to USB-A adapter), but then I have no more ports left...

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@bitsnbytes2 wrote:

.... The spec is wrong or HP has been customizing these Envy's.

I am not sure that the USB-C to 2xHDMI adapter is supported by that USB-C port....


@bitsnbytes2 

 

Sorry, You are right, the specs says it has HDMI port but actually it DOES NOT have.

 

left-ag.png

right-ag.png

 

USB-C to 2xHDMI won't give you the way you wish to unless it is a Displaylink Certified adapter.  Options

 

  1. As mentioned above: You can use USB-C G5 dock, you can have up to 3 external monitors depending on their resolution.
  2. Daisy chain monitors, more info:   https://www.hp.com/us-en/shop/tech-takes/how-to-daisy-chain-monitors  
  3. Use a Displaylink Certified adapter

                      True Universal Docking Stations

 

Regards.

                

 

 

BH
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Thanks Banhien!

 

I have another question thgough, what should be the max (external montitor) resolution supported by the laptop's integrated AMD radeon Vega 8 graphics card? Or what are the modes it could support in general?

 

I am thinking about upgrading my monitors to 27'' either WQHD (2560x1440) or UHD-4k (3840x2160).

 

I have found from the AMD site the following, is it correct/actually supported by this machine?

 

Max Displays : 4

Max Resolution (for single display): 4096x2160 (but it doesn't mention at what Hz??)
Display Interfaces: up to 4x HDMI 2.0b or 4x DP 1.4
HW Video Encode / Decode: up to 4K @60Hz

 

 

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@bitsnbytes2 

 

I have not seen a dock which supports 4 x 4K monitors over @60Hz. For HP docks, please use the following document

 

                  https://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/getpdf.aspx/c04168358

 

>>>>>> what should be the max (external montitor) resolution supported by the laptop's integrated AMD radeon Vega 8 graphics card? Or what are the modes it could support in general?

At the end of the day, depending on actual available PORTS and DOCKS of  notebooks.

 

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Hi Again,

 

I am looking at the spec but I am not becoming wiser and I hope you could give me some answers.

This is from the spec:

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  1. Does the USB C gen 2 port support DisplayPort "Alternate Mode"?
  2. Would a non-displaylink DisplayPort hub work for 2 Screens via 2xDisplayPort? I found this i-tec USB-C Dual Display Docking Station with Dual DisplayPort and power delivery.
  3. Since it is sold as USB3.1 Type-C Gen 2, the data transfer should have been up to 10 Gb/s (see e.g. here). Is it a typo in the spec or is it really for some reason up to 5 Gb/s?

Appreciated!

 

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