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I want to buy a laptop that has both HDMI and VGA. Since I can't connect two external monitors at the same time (to have 3 displays in total), I'm thinking about buying a docking station (this one or similar).

Has someone tested having 3 displays (or more) connected at the same time?

For example, I'd like to know if I can have an external monitor plugged in through VGA (directly to the laptop) and one more using HDMI/DVI (plus the laptop display itself, being 3 displays in total).

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This can be only an assumption whether it will work or not without exactly to know all details about your hardware in my humble opinion, I would ask the vendor before I buy in your stead ... –  duDE Jun 27 '13 at 8:15

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Multimonitor support is completely dependent on the operating system and drivers in use. Having said that, your desired setup is likely to work barring driver issues.

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Thanks for your reply. One more question: the laptop I'm planning to buy has a NVIDIA 740M. According to notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-740M.89900.0.html ... "This includes support for up to 4 active displays". Does it means I'll be able to connect one monitor through HDMI and another one through VGA, directly to the laptop? –  Oscar Mederos Jun 27 '13 at 9:39
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Not necessarily. It depends on how the system integrator wired it up. –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Jun 27 '13 at 9:42

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