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Spectre x360 2 external monitors and charging

Product Name: spectre x360
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I will buy the spectre x360 if I can confirm it supports my setup:

 

I need to connect 2 external monitors (both with thunderbolt 3 to mDP cable). This is possible, right? Then, and that is what i cannot confirm anywhere, is there a way to charge the spectre without disconnecting one of the screens?

 

I am OK if that requires a special adapter (I have seen thunderbolt to hdmi atapters where you can connect a USB-C charger ). I just really need to confirm this setup is possible, as my setup require 3 screens (2 + spectre's)  and don't want to disconnect a screen to charge the spectre.

One battery charge is not enough to last me the whole day.

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Re: Spectre x360 2 external monitors and charging

The Spectre x360 has two USB Type-C power connector and Thunderbolt ports. You can connect them to two displays that has a USB-Type-C connector. You will have to disconnect one to charge the Spectre. It is an ultrabook, and not chargeable with the single USB 3.0 port.

 

Displays with thunderbolt ports

https://www.google.nl/search?q=LCD+displays+with+thunderbolt+ports&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-...

 

The main battery in the Spectre 360x is stated to provide up to 15 hours of use.  There is an accessory http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-powerup-backpack available that will provide plenty of power for your ultrabook.

 

 

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Re: Spectre x360 2 external monitors and charging

Thanks for your reply.

Would you say that there is no way to charge the spectre while using the video output?

 

Something like this (which is meant for the MBP, but that's the functionality I am looking for: http://www.apple.com/shop/product/MJ1K2AM/A/usb-c-digital-av-multiport-adapter.

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Re: Spectre x360 2 external monitors and charging

That should work, but I am not certain.

 

You should look for Windows compatible devices, not those compatible with Apple devices. 

 

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Re: Spectre x360 2 external monitors and charging

It's been about 7 months, so I'm not sure if you found anything yet. This is what I use and it works pefectly fine. I had it since March of this year.

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IUXA9YK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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