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I'm looking into purchasing a HP Pavilion h8-1010, and I'm hoping that someone would be able to confirm that it will be able to support Dual monitors out-of-the-box?

The online store from where I will probably purchase it lists this under video port details:

1 DVI, 1 HDMI, 1 VGA via dongle

I'm unsure if the HDMI and the DVI will be able to run simultaneously, and/or what a "VGA via dongle" is.

Here's the place I'm looking to purchase it from: ECOST

And HP's support page on it (though it wasn't too helpful): HP

Does anyone know if this will support two monitors, and what kinds of additional adapters will have to be purchased?

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from the page you link

AMD Radeon HD 6450 graphics card with 512MB DDR3 dedicated memory, DVI, (VGA via dongle), and HDMI capabilities and support for one or two monitors and Microsoft® DirectX 11

You can run 1 DVI and 1 HDMI monitor at the same time with the 6450. You can also note that DVI and HDMI are essentially the same signal except that (most of the time) DVI does not support audio

The "VGA via dongle" means you'd have to get a DVI-to-VGA dongle to run a VGA monitor, but there are ultimately 2 video ports for you to use. You'll be able to dual-screen the crap out of your desk

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Alright, thanks a lot. And I guess it would have payed to read the whole page. My instincts always send me to the specs page. :P Sorry for wasting your time. –  musketeer925 Feb 25 '12 at 21:17
    
@musketeer925 not wasted time at all, sometimes it's helpful to have a second (or third) set of eyes on something! –  Raystafarian Feb 25 '12 at 22:22

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