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My laptop has one VGA connector and one HDMI connector. I have two monitors that have only VGA connectors.

I would like to connect both monitors to the laptop in extended-desktop mode.

I tried a VGA splitter, but it only clones the single desktop instead of extending it.

There are HDMI-to-VGA adapters which won't work. Digital to Analog converters exists but they are fairly expensive, so I am wondering what other ways an analog VGA monitor can be connected.

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closed as off topic by iglvzx, Journeyman Geek, studiohack Jul 9 '12 at 5:25

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What other video connectors does the laptop have? HDMI? DVI? SVideo? Composite? – Synetech Jul 9 '12 at 4:34
one HDMI, but my monitor have only VGA, so I need a digital to analog converter which is very expensive. – Tippu Jul 9 '12 at 4:42
@Tippu Shopping questions are off-topic, whereas this is really a technology question. I have edited your question to remove the term "cheapest" to avoid it getting closed as off-topic. – Paul Jul 9 '12 at 4:46
@Paul - not sure how the word cheapest will make it off-topic. I did some research and whatever I came across are expensive, so I am looking for cost effective solution. But anyway thanks for your help. – Tippu Jul 9 '12 at 4:50
I have no idea why this question is closed even after my explanation, ohh well I can find better forums – Tippu Jul 9 '12 at 6:19

In the absense of any other video-out ports on your laptop, a VGA->USB adapter might work for you.

These use USB 2.0 and commonly have drivers for Windows XP up to 7.

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Well your options are fairly limited if you don't want to get a new monitor (to support the HDMI slot):

  1. You could (as the other Paul said) use a USB adapter (something like for instance)
  2. You could try using a dock if it's supported. It would depend on your laptop, but I had a dock with a work laptop that supported two DVI ports (and you can likely for your monitor with a fairly cheap cable).
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