Question: Is there a general method, which would let me determine if a laptop can support 2x external monitors?
Context: I’m shopping for a laptop, which would support my 2 main modes of operation.
In desk mode, I do many hours of design work with OrCAD, Altium, SolidWorks, Visio; also write code in Visual Studio and Eclipse. For that, I’d like to have 2x large external monitors. If needed, monitors can be connected through dock station. If it's possible to choose between portrait and landscape orientation of monitors, that would be a bonus.
In field mode, I still need to run CAD packages, but only to look-up and tweak things occasionally. Field mode happens in vanilla indoor environments, so ruggedness and ingress protection are not needed. It would be nice if the laptop had a small footprint, like a 13” laptop perhaps. At the same time, weight and thickness of the laptop are not a problem for me.
Of course, I also wonder if this is realistic at all.
Update: I'm checking looking into Maxtor DualHead2Go, which was suggested in several other threads.
Update: Found something curious. The hp 120W Advanced Docking Station has 2x DisplayPorts (source).
Item 11 on the drawing. Sounds like there ought to be an hp laptop, which would do 2x external monies. Could these DisplayPorts be daisy chained inside docking station?
Update: Lenovo Mini Dock Plus also has 2x DisplayPort
Any suggestion, insight or reference is really appreciated!