1. runamuck83's Avatar
    Will there be a way?
    02-05-2013 01:43 PM
  2. Sam Sabri's Avatar
    Where there is a will there is a way. But yes, the Surface Pro can be used with an external monitor - it has a Mini DisplayPort that can power an external monitor to some resolution above Full HD, can't remember the specific off hand.
    02-05-2013 02:09 PM
  3. bauerbach's Avatar
    display port supports daisy chain monitors... though Ive never done it myself. with that said, 1 displayport out should be able to drive 2 external monitors. Assuming it is display port 1.2... Which I am not sure it is.

    I have just never seen such a cable...
    02-05-2013 02:33 PM
  4. runamuck83's Avatar
    I need dual-external monitors if this sucker is going to replace my work machine
    02-05-2013 02:45 PM
  5. bauerbach's Avatar
    whatever your doing on dual external monitors (presuming either spreadsheets, coding, or graphics) will probably be marginal on such a device...
    02-05-2013 06:51 PM
  6. runamuck83's Avatar
    My current laptop is a Core i3 with 4gb of ram and a onboard Intel video and dual monitors works fine. The specs of the surface pro are better than my current laptop. It shouldn't have any problem pushing two external monitors
    02-05-2013 07:52 PM
  7. cme4oil's Avatar
    Agreed, I don't see any reason it can't do dual monitors and do it pretty good.
    02-05-2013 08:44 PM
  8. bauerbach's Avatar
    pretty fine is subjective, really depends what work your doing with it.

    with that said, I believe it will only push 1440p, which means it MUST have DP 1.2 and support daisy chain, because an external splitter that reads as 1 super wide monitor would not appear to be within the limits of the video card resolution.

    I guess I could have said it more simply, I don't know lol.

    would be cool if it does.
    02-05-2013 09:27 PM
  9. Jonathan Walburger's Avatar
    I got my surface about two weeks ago and was determined to get two monitors. Right now I have two 19 in monitors hooked up. One via the mini display port and the other via a Plugable usb to vga display adapter. Both running 1280 x 1024.
    02-28-2013 03:03 PM
  10. jmerrey's Avatar
    Kudos for creative solutions, but when MS announced they weren't going to make a dock for this thing, I was quite disappointed.
    02-28-2013 03:52 PM
  11. TomK100's Avatar
    02-28-2013 11:44 PM
  12. dbroome's Avatar
    03-01-2013 08:48 AM
  13. Jez Nolan's Avatar
    10-02-2013 06:59 AM
  14. etphoto's Avatar
    You are one hardcore computer user if you're running 7 monitors.
    10-02-2013 07:18 AM
  15. jmerrey's Avatar
    The new SP2 has display port 1.2, which means you can daisy chain the monitors. Old SP needs some sort of dock, like a Targus USB 3.0, which is what I used.
    10-02-2013 09:37 AM

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