1. Oneofthesedays's Avatar
    Am taking a look at the previews and I only see one display port output? Am I missing something here or are additional adapters required?

    Seems like a huge omission....I'm a developer and multimonitors is basically a must have for me.
    10-06-2013 07:07 PM
  2. milesmcever's Avatar
    According to this Microsoft's Surface strategy: Flatten the PC | PCWorld yes you can but hopefully more info will be announced soon." It can power two separate monitors for a total display resolution of 3840 by 2160 pixels'
    10-06-2013 07:43 PM
  3. milesmcever's Avatar
    Never used one of the Mini Display port to multi adapters but a quick search and I found a few also don't forget you can always use a USB 3.0 to video adapter too, I've seen 4 + monitors on a pc work fine this way.
    10-06-2013 07:50 PM
  4. SwimSwim's Avatar
    Yes, it only has one Displayport, however, Displayport supports daisy chaining, which allows you to hook up one Displayport monitor to the Surface, and then you can hook up a second monitor to the first. The Surface would be powering both, even though only one cable would be connecting directly to the Surface. It's quite the powerful machine. :)
    10-06-2013 08:15 PM
  5. Oneofthesedays's Avatar
    Wow that's awesome. Didn't know DisplayPort technology was so flexible.
    10-07-2013 06:20 PM
  6. SwimSwim's Avatar
    Wow that's awesome. Didn't know DisplayPort technology was so flexible.
    Yeah, it's a neat technology. Hopefully it doesn't go the way of Thunderbolt...
    10-07-2013 07:44 PM
  7. etphoto's Avatar
    I was listening to Window's Weekly and Paul said the docking station will allow at "least" three monitors.
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    10-08-2013 02:13 PM
  8. SwimSwim's Avatar
    I was listening to Window's Weekly and Paul said the docking station will allow at "least" three monitors.
    So the docking station allows more monitors then, eh? That's neat, damn, that sure is one powerful little machine.
    10-08-2013 08:09 PM
  9. jmerrey's Avatar
    Just for information's sake, the display port on the original Surface Pro does not support daisy chaining, as it's not 1.2. The SP2 is 1.2, and therefore supports it, as discussed above.
    SwimSwim likes this.
    10-08-2013 08:40 PM
  10. CrownSeven's Avatar
    I currently use lenovo DisplayLink usb adapters to drive 3 monitors from my laptop. They don't work well for gaming, but for anything else they're just peachy!
    10-09-2013 11:59 AM

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