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How can I set up a new laptop so that when its on my desk at home I can have it output to two lcd monitors? Is there a particular docking station I need or some other way to set that up?

I have Lenovo Y580 with nvidia Geforce GTX 440m.

Edit: This laptop does appear to have Intel Wireless Display (WiDi), I'm just not sure how to take advantage of that.

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On the side of your Laptop you should a HDMI port, that will give you access to an extra monitor. You could use a HDMI splitter cable giving output for two monitors.

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Will HDMI out provide two independent output sources? –  Chris Valentine Apr 30 '13 at 17:26
    
No it will only clone your laptop screen. I see that your laptop also has a VGA port as well, although your laptop would recognize both VGA and HDMI at the same time you would only be able to use two at a time (laptop plus VGA or laptop plus HDMI) and also WiDi is for streaming to a TV. –  mattblue84 Apr 30 '13 at 21:59
    
Hmm I thought I had seen some one using WiDi for monitors as well. Perhaps I didn't see it right. –  Chris Valentine Apr 30 '13 at 23:14
    
There might be a couple of monitors out there that support WiDi, but you will still have the issue of it cloning not extending. –  mattblue84 May 1 '13 at 13:09
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I ended up using a USB video card to connect to the other monitor. Seems to work well enough for my purposes.

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