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Laptop has one HDMI port and USB 2.0 Ports - Want to extend 2 monitors- each has Display Port and HDMI ports only.

I am limited by slow USB 2.0 port.

How can I extend my displays without a USB 3 port which I think I would need to get a HDMI to USB converter.

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You can't get video output from the USB, but you can use an HDMI splitter.

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  • but i want to extend the displays not repeat them – user4434 Jul 15 '20 at 6:22
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If you don’t need fast visuals or high GPU power, you can go for a DisplayLink adapter. They are also available for USB 2.0, though performance will obviously be very limited. It needs quite some RAM, too.

DisplayLink works by sending a compressed image stream through USB which is then converted to HDMI/DisplayPort/whatever as required.

There is no other solution.

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  • So I will go with a DVI to USB adapter for one monitor and use the native HDMI connector to the other monitor and I can extend the displays. Only issue is USB 2.0 lowers the quality of the video speed but I am not doing any video with this DVI to USB adapted screen. – user4434 Jul 15 '20 at 14:05
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I would actually buy a new desktop computer since you will then able to add a better video card with multiple ports if your computer does not come with a good video card.

Then you can use your laptop when you travel.

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  • Yes, that's ideal. Looking into desktop system with good video card. – user4434 Jul 15 '20 at 14:04

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