My Asus k55a sx417h has two connections for external monitors. One VGA and on HDMI. The laptop is (currently) running Windows 8 standard, as it came. It has an Ivy Bridge I5 3210m CPU.
I want to use both of these at once, to make 3 screens (including the laptop's own). According to the spec page for the cpu it will support 3 displays (if I've understood it) - the Device manager states the chipset as "Intel HD Graphics 4000".
When connecting both screens in Windows 8's display properties I can choose to extend my desktop to either external monitor, but doing so disables the other - I can't enable both at once.
I don't really want to go to a DualHead2Go, or similar external box to do it, as I have the two connectors.
Is this possible? - Is it the OS or the hardware limiting me, or is there a workaround?