Question triple external monitor setup...

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Hi, I bought a lenovo legion y540 with a rtx 2060 graphics card. I also bought 3 asus 24" monitors with hdmi & vga connections. I am not well up on technical stuff so hopefully someone here will be able to tell me what I need to buy. I day trade so monitors are not for gaming.

My ports are: usb typ c, mini dp, usb 3.1, hdmi, rj-45.

There are companies selling an MST usb type c to double hdmi hub. If I bought this and plugged the 3rd monitor into the laptop hdmi port!

From another company I could buy an MST usb type c to triple hdmi hub.

I also read you could buy a usb 3.1 to triple usb 3.1 and then buy a usb to hdmi adapter. Plug each ne of the adapters into the hub and then plug in the monitor hdmi to this.

Do I need MST? Maybe a splitter will do!

Any advice and links much appreciated.
 
Hi, I bought a lenovo legion y540 with a rtx 2060 graphics card. I also bought 3 asus 24" monitors with hdmi & vga connections. I am not well up on technical stuff so hopefully someone here will be able to tell me what I need to buy. I day trade so monitors are not for gaming.

My ports are: usb typ c, mini dp, usb 3.1, hdmi, rj-45.

There are companies selling an MST usb type c to double hdmi hub. If I bought this and plugged the 3rd monitor into the laptop hdmi port!

From another company I could buy an MST usb type c to triple hdmi hub.

I also read you could buy a usb 3.1 to triple usb 3.1 and then buy a usb to hdmi adapter. Plug each ne of the adapters into the hub and then plug in the monitor hdmi to this.

Do I need MST? Maybe a splitter will do!

Any advice and links much appreciated.
You really only need one extra adapter since your laptop has 2 video outs. For one monitor you get a standard HDMI-HDMI cable. For a second monitor you get a mini-dp to HDMI cable https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=13368&gclid=EAIaIQobChMImJ_p2Z3R5wIVAtvACh2WlgZGEAQYBSABEgJq2fD_BwE. For the 3rd monitor you use a USB to HDMI out adapter like this https://plugable.com/products/uga-2khdmi/ and then connect it to the monitor with an HDMI cable.
 
Feb 14, 2020
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You really only need one extra adapter since your laptop has 2 video outs. For one monitor you get a standard HDMI-HDMI cable. For a second monitor you get a mini-dp to HDMI cable https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=13368&gclid=EAIaIQobChMImJ_p2Z3R5wIVAtvACh2WlgZGEAQYBSABEgJq2fD_BwE. For the 3rd monitor you use a USB to HDMI out adapter like this https://plugable.com/products/uga-2khdmi/ and then connect it to the monitor with an HDMI cable.
Thanks for your reply. I was looking for a device that would only take up one, maybe 2 ports.
 

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