1. James Falconer's Avatar
    Quick question I'm curious about... Will the Surface Book 2 support TWO external monitors?
    10-17-2017 11:10 AM
  2. Eric Martin4's Avatar
    Depends on the resolution you want to run, as to whether you will need to use the Surface Connect Dock, or a USB-C Dock, but in either case, yes, it can run two monitors.
    10-19-2017 10:49 AM
  3. randyoaks187's Avatar
    this link lists all the surface family and their external monitor limits

    Surface Book 2 isn't up yet, but the original Surface Book did 2 monitors at 2560 x 1600 @60 Hz so I would assume Book 2 would do that at a minimum.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...--or-projector
    10-20-2017 09:47 PM
  4. Husky44's Avatar
    My SB Performance Base runs two externals, plus the laptop monitor if I set it that way. It's safe to assume the SB2 will as well. I'm running an aftermarket dock, not the Surface Connect Dock.
    10-20-2017 10:32 PM
  5. FXi2's Avatar
    Positive the answer is yes, the big question is what resolution limit, probably dual 1440p max from what I'm seeing so far and then probably with the internal display off. I see no mention of driving HDR however - which may matter to you down the road.
    11-04-2017 06:51 PM
  6. excalibur1814's Avatar
    Maybe wait for reviews or until someone owns one?

    Here's the specs from the i7 model: 3 display supported (1 being the Surface panel). Results still to be decided but you never know.

    Graphics Specifications



    • Processor Graphics
      Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    • Graphics Base Frequency
      300 MHz
    • Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
      1.15 GHz
    • Graphics Video Max Memory
      32 GB
    • Graphics Output
      eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
    • 4K Support
      Yes, at 60Hz
    • Max Resolution (HDMI 1.4)‡
      4096x2304@24Hz
    • Max Resolution (DP)‡
      4096x2304@60Hz
    • Max Resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel)‡
      4096x2304@60Hz
    • DirectX* Support
      12
    • OpenGL* Support
      4.4
    • Intel® Quick Sync Video
      Yes
    • Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology
      Yes
    • Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
      Yes
    • Intel® Clear Video Technology
      Yes
    • # of Displays Supported
      3
    • Device ID
      0x5917
    11-13-2017 09:32 AM
  7. FXi2's Avatar
    Absolutely tested on dual 1080p monitors via the Dock and worked just fine. Dock is rated to handle up to 2 1440p monitors on the displayports. And several folks have tested 4k x2 @ 60 and failed trying even to use 1 on the dock and 1 on usb c. So the net takeaway is that you can do dual 1440p or you can do dual 4k @ 30hz or are left with up to a single 4k @ 60.
    11-19-2017 01:04 PM
  8. DaShek1's Avatar
    Depends on the resolution you want to run, as to whether you will need to use the Surface Connect Dock, or a USB-C Dock, but in either case, yes, it can run two monitors.
    Will i be able to run two displays using both the usb type c and the surface dock, so i'll connect one using the usb type c and one using the surface dock?
    12-26-2017 10:19 PM
  9. jnjroach's Avatar
    I'm running 2 4K Monitors off the Surface Dock, one @ 60HZ and one @ 30HZ
    12-26-2017 10:32 PM
  10. bulls96's Avatar
    To an untrained eye, is 30hz vs 60hz noticeable?
    01-11-2018 11:08 PM
  11. jnjroach's Avatar
    Only with Hi Resolution Video or gameplay...
    01-11-2018 11:28 PM
  12. wynand32's Avatar
    So, this might be an obvious question, but: can you run one 4K @60hz and one 1440p @60hz? I can't imagine wanting more than that for my own future needs.
    01-21-2018 06:51 PM

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