Question How to setup a dual monitor?

Barty1884

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If you only have a single output (that isn't DisplayPort or Thunderbolt), then you're limited to one 'output', ie one additional display.

However, if this is the laptop you have - you also have mini-DisplayPort.
https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/cty/pdp/spd/latitude-e7470-ultrabook

If that's correct, then you can take mDP to HDMI:
https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-DisplayPort-Display-Adapter-Cable/dp/B0134V29UA/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=mini+displayport+to+hdmi&qid=1600740111&sr=8-1&th=1
 

tezarin

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Thank you for reply. Yes, my laptop has only one HDMI output, that laptop you have listed is exactly what I have. I'll go ahead and buy the mDP to HDMI cable then. To get it setup, I should connect monitor #1's hdmi output to the laptop hdmi, then connect monitor #2's hdmi output to mDP using that cable, did I understand it correctly? will I be able to display two different things on them?
Thanks again
 

tezarin

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Yes, there will be two independent displays.

As far as which will be priority #1 and #2, I'm not sure - but you'll know right away once you connect both and power it up.
I just unboxed the TV and the cable you recommended, plugged them and without any setting changes it worked like a charm! Thank you so very much for your help
 
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