Tag Archives: dock

Surface Pro 3 dual monitor dock, w/Gigabit Ethernet

Accell just released a cool new dock intended for the Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3. However, the dock should work equally well with any laptop/tablet that has a Mini DisplayPort 1.2 MST capable port and USB 3.0 port. The DisplayPort portion of the dock uses MST to act as a hub for connecting (2) DisplayPort monitors, while the USB 3.0 port handles Gigabit Ethernet and USB 3.0 hub duties. Overall you get a pretty nice docking solution compared to the other

Dell’s E6430 supports triple display output when docked! (including LCD)

Dell’s E6430 supports triple monitors! This came as quite a shock to me when I was setting up my new laptop. My current setup is as follows. The laptop is docked and uses: One displaylink to dual-link DVI adapter (driving a 30″ display at 2560×1600) One DVI cable (driving a 20″ Dell display at 1600×1200) Internal LCD (14″ 1600×900) I can definitely verify that it is possible to use two external displays simultaneously with the internal LCD. This beats the

Dell M6500 (and M6400) eGPU setup and limitations

If you are interested in using an eGPU (DIY ViDock) solution with a particular laptop, it can be REALLY hard to wade through 500+ pages of eGPU info over at the notebookreview forum! So, here are a couple brief excerpts to make things easier for Dell notebook owners.  Make sure to checkout the original thread pages (at the source links below) for more info! DIY eGPU experiences – Page 549 [Dell M6400 info]Source URL: http://forum.notebookreview.com/gaming-software-graphics-cards/418851-diy-egpu-experiences-549.html#post7896823 Relevant portion for M6400 owners… PROBLEM:

Lenovo X220 i7 with eGPU! (diy ViDock)

My new Lenovo X220 laptop should be arriving soon. While it has a nice i7 CPU, it only has only has an integrated Intel HD 3000  for the video card  This severely limits 3D performance, therefore I will be adding something known as a DIY eGPU -or- DIY ViDock. This is a simple little project that is similar to the commercial “ViDock” product but at a lower cost and potentially with more capabilities. Basically it is connecting a desktop video card to