1. bbarth's Avatar
    I need to be able to run 3 monitors with my Surface Pro 4 i7/16/512. I have the docking station but need to know what kind of adapter I will need to make this work. Do I need active/passive, external video card? I'm just not sure what I need to do.

    Monitors:
    2x-Dell U2212HM
    1x-Asus MX279

    Thanks for the help!
    01-08-2016 12:11 PM
  2. boltman2013's Avatar
    01-08-2016 12:17 PM
  3. bbarth's Avatar
    Awesome, thank you!

    Will this method still allow me to have three separate screens (meaning no duplicates), sorry I'm new to daisy chaining. So just to make sure the 2 mini display ports on the surface dock will work if I daisy chain the two Dell monitors together, and then use the other mini display port for my Asus monitor, is that correct?

    Then in the Note 2: it says the computer mother board or video card must have a DisplayPort 1.2 output with MST, so does the Surface Pro 4 support this. I can't find anything on that.

    Thanks again.
    01-08-2016 12:40 PM
  4. boltman2013's Avatar
    Evidently it can only drive two external (an itself)....after checking the specs*

    Yes, the Display Port spec allows three different screens but the SP4 is limited to two unfortunately

    *It seems possible to do three IF the surface pro display is off


    https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=3MJsa1ZZ
    Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book with any processor
    Two External Monitors
    60 Hz
    2560 x 1600
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    01-08-2016 01:18 PM
  5. bbarth's Avatar
    Do you know if something like this would work?

    Sorry I don't have enough posts to put in a link, so here are some screen shots.

    pluggable.pngstartech.png
    tennisfan#AC likes this.
    01-08-2016 02:10 PM
  6. zkyevolved's Avatar
    I don't think that would work to connect multiple displays. You could use it to connect one display and the SP4. I'm no expert. The most I've ever done is connect it to an external monitor or a projector
    01-09-2016 07:25 AM
  7. djncanada1's Avatar
    Do you know if something like this would work?

    Sorry I don't have enough posts to put in a link, so here are some screen shots.

    I have used the Pluggable solution, it should work fine, there is a 4K model, also think the Pluggble may have a video chip.

    I have 2X ASUS $ K monitors connected to Surface Pro, have not had need to conenct 3rd monitor yet.

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    01-09-2016 09:41 AM
  8. tennisfan#AC's Avatar
    I can tell you that it does work. I have a SP4 and the IT department used the StarTech product and I now display on three different monitors. I have no clue how they set it up but it works for me. It is sometimes a little buggy. I am using 2 PC monitors and one big screen tv monitor. I will be glad to check out the set up on Monday if you would like me to.
    Sharon Kay likes this.
    01-09-2016 09:48 PM
  9. bbarth's Avatar
    Sorry, I my cables and stuff barely came. If you're still willing I would to see how it is set up. Thanks for the help.
    02-18-2016 04:29 PM
  10. billyboyblue's Avatar
    I use three displays with my I5 , I use a mini diplay to three HDMI ports connected to three 27 inch acers , works pretty good. playing games on the other hand... meh, natively can't really do much
    02-18-2016 06:24 PM
  11. isaac Guanajuato's Avatar
    I am trying to do the same: Connect 3 sreens to my surface pro 4. You mentioned connecting one Mini Port to 3 HDMI. Can you tell me the adapter you used to connect the Mini Port to the three HDMI?
    07-24-2016 04:03 AM
  12. ttsoldier's Avatar
    I am trying to do the same: Connect 3 sreens to my surface pro 4. You mentioned connecting one Mini Port to 3 HDMI. Can you tell me the adapter you used to connect the Mini Port to the three HDMI?
    There is this

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JLRBC7S...pUvbUpU3525984

    If you don't feel like shelling out all that cash, you can do a cheaper option with vga/dvi/hdmi

    https://www.amazon.com/gofanco%C2%AE...pUvbUpU3525984
    07-24-2016 04:28 AM

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