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Community Article Setting up external monitors using a Docking Station - Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Setting up external monitors using a Docking Station - Micro Center If you're looking to set up multiple/external monitors on your laptop or desktop, Micro Center has you covered! Please check out our other helpful articles on this subject: Setting up an external monitor for a Laptop  Using an external monitor with a closed Laptop lid  Setting up Dual Monitors for Desktops - Without a Video Card Setting up Dual Monitors for Desktops - With a Video Card  Docking stations allow laptops that lack multiple video ports to connect to multiple monitors. Similar to USB Adapters, they connect to your laptop through a USB port or USB-C port and then provide multiple video ports to connect your monitors (along with a variety of other ports). For docking stations, you may need to download drivers or use an installation CD to get a Docking Station to work. They also may need to be powered by another power source and aren’t always powered solely through the laptop, but that will vary by docking station model.  Setting up a Laptop with a Docking Station 1. Check the specifications of your laptop for information regarding the number of displays it can support and the type of connections the laptop has available, such as HDMI, USB, Thunderbolt, etc. 2. Typically, there will be at least one connection available from the laptop for another display such as HDMI or VGA. You can connect your first external monitor to this connection to get a second display. 3. Now if you are looking for a third display, you will typically need a docking station to add more ports to the laptop. There are universal docking stations that will work with most systems. 4. Docking Stations may use a USB-A, USB-C or Thunderbolt to connect to your laptop. Check your laptop connections and make sure you have the proper one.  5. Docking Stations may require you to install drivers which can be found with an included CD/DVD or can be found on the manufacturer’s website. 6. Connect the docking station to the computer. Connect the external monitors to the docking station using the available video ports on the station 7. Now, we need to set up some settings on your computer for the multiple monitors.   Right click anywhere on your desktop on your computer and select Display settings 8. You should now be in your Display Settings and should be seeing rectangles equal to the amount of monitors you have connected.  Next, you want to click Identify and it should show numbers on your monitors, drag the monitors with the corresponding number into the formation you have your monitors in. Then click apply when they are in the proper position. In my example, my monitor that has the number 1 is on my right side.  9. In the case, the monitors are mirroring each other and not one combined workplace, you will want to scroll down to Multiple displays and select Extend these displays 10. One of your multiple monitors will be the “Main Monitor” where programs will open in by default and where most of your programs' shortcuts will be placed.  Select the monitor you want as your main, it should Highlight Blue. Then scroll down to "Multiple Displays" and select Make this my main display.   That's it, now you should have additional displays up and running. Keep in mind you can drag/arrange the monitors here in Display Settings at any time in case it is not set up to your liking. © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Docking Station — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Docking Station MFreeman ✭ June 2020 edited June 7 in General Discussion I have a laptop with 1 HDMI input. I want to connect two monitors to my laptop. The monitors have HDMI connectors. What kind of docking station do I need? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin June 2020 Greetings. You would be looking for a dual-video (or triple video) docking station. Does your laptop happen to have a USB-C port on it?  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. 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See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Can a docking station drive two monitors in extended mode with one connection to the docking station — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Can a docking station drive two monitors in extended mode with one connection to the docking station Scott5432 ✭ July 5 in General Discussion I am looking for a docking station for two laptops and an older (early 2014) macbook air. I have keyboards, mouse, two monitors, web cams, printer and ethernet i am looking to connect to each one. Laptops have the following ports: Macbook air Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps) Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps) one HDMI ASUS Laptop 2 x USB SuperSpeed Type-A, 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C, 1 x HDMI, HP LAPTOP 1 x USB A 3.1 Gen 1, 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C, (3.1 gen 1) 1 x HDMI, I tried to connect with a usb C to HDMI cable but had to get an adapter for the extended view to work. No DP Alt Mode(?) I could only connect one monitor to the adapter and the other directly to HDMI port because it lacked DP Alt mode. Will a docking station support two additional monitors in extend mode with any of these connections if i don't have the alt mode? I only want one cable to the laptop. Thank You 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers MCMel admin July 6 Hello @Scott5432 ! Which store location are you shopping at? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Scott5432 ✭ July 6 Online. closest store is Cambridge, MA which is about 40 minutes. I was looking at the inland or iogear. Belkin seems to sold out. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin July 6 Which connection types (HDMI, DIsplayPort etc.) are on your monitors that you were looking to connect? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin July 6 @Scott5432 I'd suggest this: https://www.microcenter.com/product/438998/dell-usb-30-triple-display-ultrahd-universal-dock-d3100 It's USB 3.0 type A to the system, which all of your systems would be compatible with. The Dell driver won't work with Mac OSX but it's just a DisplayLink device. Get the driver for your Mac here: https://www.displaylink.com/downloads/macos Should work just fine., Up to three monitors at 4K. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Scott5432 ✭ July 6 Great thanks. I'll go pick one up. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin July 7 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/34170#Comment_34170 Please let us know if you have any other questions 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article KVM switch or docking station? — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts KVM switch or docking station? TuruTheTerrible ✭ June 2020 in Help Choosing Parts Need to run a work laptop & a home pc via the same keyboard, monitor, & mouse for teleworking. I do not have permissions to load software or exotic drivers on the work laptop, a dell latitude 2 in 17350 tablet w/ keyboard. The home desktop is a 7 year old dell XP’s 8700. Both are Win10. I have a variety of hdmi, usb 3.0, & vga connectors in the various devices I’d like to string together so I could (rather) effortlessly switch between the 2 systems. I’ve not used a KVM or a docking system before & I wasn’t sure which is the ideal solution. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers TSMikeW admin June 2020 For what you're trying to do the KVM with the appropriate video input/outputs would be the best solution. A dock is more meant to add functionality to a laptop. And unless you have USB C with DP Alt mode, you would be required to install software for the dock, which would be a problem. KVM is meant to switch your peripherals between the two systems with the press of a button. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Recording work station upgrades — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts Recording work station upgrades SteveTMB ✭ July 2020 in Help Choosing Parts Looking for some guidance. I want to upgrade to a new motherboard/processor/ram for my PowerSpec PC.  It's exclusively used for a music recording workstation.  Running windows 7 professional os. I can't upgrade windows because of my ProTools 8.0.5 hardware interface and hard/software plugins(all are rtas) won't run on later windows versions. Currently installed is an Intel DH55TC board, 4gigs ram(max for this board) and quad i5 655k processor(max also). I've a new plugin (BFD3, rtas) that requires a bit more umph, so I'm aiming HIGH above my needs. I'm thinking about 32-64gigs ram and  i7 8 core processor.  With all my ProTools graphics, sound processing, bells & whistles, I might guess this would probably be similar with some exceptions to a gaming setup? I got a little overwhelmed combing over all the specs in regards to compatibilities for each part. I describe myself as a renegade Luddite living in denial -i love new toys!. I'll occasionally need some clarifications but will answer your questions the best I can. Thanks in advance! -Steve 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Best Answer TSTonyV admin July 2020 edited July 2020 Accepted Answer To be quite honest, if you're locked into Windows 7, I think you'll be much better off looking at the used market for hardware that's definitely compatible with Windows 7. E.g. an i7-7700k+motherboard. It would still be a very significant upgrade over your current hardware and you could avoid any stability or compatibility issues.  If you still want to try with new hardware, I'll provide two recommendations, one Intel based, one AMD based: This is probably what I'd go with on an Intel i7 build:  https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=fde0aedf-c728-4fca-b0aa-8d241f9b581a And this is what I'd do if you want to go the Ryzen route: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=a567e11b-d854-406c-9ab4-de1e59b699c6 Between these two, the Ryzen 9 build offers an extra 2 cores over the 10700k for the same price so I think it would be the better performer, but it's riskier for your Windows 7 install to just plug in and work, because you're switching platforms and there's more likely to be driver related compatibility issues that could prevent it from booting properly.  Again, I do think the safest option for you is probably to look around on the used market for something like an i7-7700K, because of the headache that can come with using Windows 7 on the newest hardware.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers TSTonyV admin July 2020 I'm not very familiar with Protools but I'm pretty sure you can run it fine with just integrated graphics on a CPU or a light GPU. Your primary focus would be CPU and RAM. As it stands, ANY modern CPU would be an absolutely massive upgrade over an i5-655k, even the budget ones.  That said, being limited to Windows 7 is going to complicate things, because the newest hardware on the market unfortunately no longer officially supports Windows 7. It's not that it can't work on newer hardware, but there's no guarantee it will work or be 100% stable.  Which Powerspec model do you have? You'd probably also want to consider a PSU upgrade depending on what's already in the system.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook SteveTMB ✭ July 2020 edited July 2020 Not in my studio at the moment, but 98% positive it's a power spec B707. New it was a powerhouse! But the newer standalone drum programs and plugins have become much more demanding for CPU and buffer headroom. I totally get the Windows 7 no support limitations, alas it's the hand I'm delt (me along with a slew of ProTools audiofiles around the world!) On a good(?) note, specs say Windows 7professional can handle a max of around 160gigs? RAM. Not that I'll ever need that. Yeah, ancient proverb "student, find thyself a teacher". Gonna need your guys help picking out what I'll need to make this work... 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook SteveTMB ✭ July 2020 Researching, I've come upon a game changer. I've found in a pro tools chat room folks with pro tools 8 running on windows 10 in compatibility mode for 7. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin July 2020 If you can make your software and all the extra plugins and interfaces work with 10, then you'll be in the clear. Hopefully you don't run into any issues with any of that!  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Type C Cable for Docking station — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Type C Cable for Docking station NekeB ✭ June 2020 edited June 7 in General Discussion I recently bought a Targus USB Type C docking station.  it came with a very short  usb type C cable.  I need one that is longer.  However, the ones that I have that are mostly used for charging my devices, work for the mouse and keyboard, but not for the monitor.  I thought they were all created equal, but clearly they are not.  Can someone help with the specs required for the USB type C cable that would work?  I need to connect a mouse, keyboard, external camera and monitor to my laptop.  Thanks in advance! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TS_BryantA admin June 2020 @NekeB Good morning and welcome to the Micro Center Community! Thank you for sending us your questions regarding compatible cables. For many docking stations that plug by USB-C, you may need to purchase a Thunderbolt 3 cable which uses the USB-C type connection port. Below is a link to one of these cables. https://www.microcenter.com/product/502119/j5create-33-thunderbolt-3-(usb-c)-cable To better assist, what model of Targus Docking stations was purchased? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. 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WirelessMikeDJ ✭ March 10 in Retro Arcade/Gaming Can you list please what the buttons map to in emulation station?  I did a config based on the PS3 button layout and got the a b x y select start and l1 and r1 buttons configured...is that right or do you have a diagram on how to set up the buttons as well as the standard 6 button setup for MK or other fighting games? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTDavey admin March 10 Hello @WirelessMikeDJ and thanks for posting on the Microcenter Community Forum. For the Atari Pi kit, see the diagram below. There are also other configuration and setup through RetroArch. Take a look at the link below. controller top.jpg controller back.jpg RetroArch https://retropie.org.uk/docs/RetroArch-Configuration/ 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! Sign In with Micro Center Register Sign In with Micro Center Sign In Register Categories 6.2K All Categories 966 The Blog 44 What's Trending 146 How to & Technical Guides 6 Computer Hardware 116 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 1 Home Automation 14 3D Printers 1 Maker 12 PC Build Guides 55 Reviews & Buying Guides 17 Build Showcase 9 Contests 32 Past Contests 405 The Community 1.4K General Discussion 89 New Members 31 Consumer Tech 11 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 64 Software 2 Audio/Visual 2 Networking & Security Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 19 3D Printing 43 Retro Arcade/Gaming 73 All Other Tech 1.1K Store Information and Policy 41 Off Topic 2 Community Ideas & Feedback 108 Your Completed Builds 2.5K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 207 Graphics Cards 151 CPU's, Memory and Motherboards 57 Cases and Power Supplies 18 Air and Liquid Cooling 10 Monitors and Displays 27 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 15 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article acer predator 300 helios docking station — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion acer predator 300 helios docking station h7scott ✭ December 2020 in General Discussion looking for a dock for my acer predator 300 helios being advised by acer not to buy a usbc connector so im trying to go with a usb 3.0 connection but cant find one that states good for gaming any help? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers Ian admin December 2020 h7scott said: looking for a dock for my acer predator 300 helios being advised by acer not to buy a usbc connector so im trying to go with a usb 3.0 connection but cant find one that states good for gaming any help? Greetings. What ports are you looking for the docking station to have?  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook h7scott ✭ December 2020 honestly just two monitor ports would be nice if they could be hdmi but not needed maybe one hdmi and one rgb or dvi 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin December 2020 @h7scott Hello just chiming in. I'm not sure which store you are near, but you could go to Microcenter.com and enter in Kensington SuperSpeed 3.0 docking station or IOGear USB 3.0 Docking station. Both should have both HDMI and DVI connections along with being a usb 3.0 docking station. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. 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Is the supplied power source a 110-240V input supply, or is it only for US voltage 120V? Thanks for your response. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin July 27 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/9088/inland-sata-dual-bay-docking-station-question Hello, it comes with an AC adapter for US voltage / outlets. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article How to get to product station website for micro center — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Off Topic How to get to product station website for micro center Kan9 ✭ March 1 in Off Topic I just recently found all the parts I wan't for a new gaming pc build, and I want to find the total for it and print a copy. I know I can make a list through product station but I don't know how to access it. Can somebody please help me? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments LandShark admin March 1 Hello @Kan9 We've actually got a great tool for you on our website that can do just that. Check out our PC builder here: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx It will also check compatibility for you while you're compiling your parts list. Let me know if you have any other questions! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Kan9 ✭ March 2 Thank you so much!! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Kan9 ✭ March 2 that helps! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Kan9 ✭ March 2 But for some reason, it doesn't show all the parts that I have gathered. Can I fix that? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin March 2 You'll have to select the parts, piece by piece as you can see in the build that I have included below. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=5378388e-6cfd-49d9-abe0-8181f7b9169a Hope this helps but I'm here for you if you have more questions. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin March 4 You can also look through completed builds on our website for ideas and even start a similar build list from any of the builds here as well: https://www.microcenter.com/search/builds.aspx 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Dual Monitor Setups for Laptops (and Desktops) — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › How to & Technical Guides › Home Office Dual Monitor Setups for Laptops (and Desktops) AlexS admin August 2020 edited June 16 in Home Office The age of pandemic is among us and has been for a while now.  And while a good handful of us have adjusted and adapted to this "new normal," some may still be wondering what they can do to improve some aspects of their life.  While we don't have all the answers to the many vast questions or problems yet, we at Micro Center would like to share some tips and guides on what you can do to ease your work or school lifestyle.  For starters, let's go with Dual Monitor Setups for Laptops and Desktops. Why do I need a second monitor?  While the choice of having a second monitor to your work or school setup is optional, being able to have multiple windows opened at once can be very advantageous and provide a level of convenience you haven't experienced before with a computer.  Depending on your work or school flow, you could have a window with research data on the left monitor and a Microsoft excel spreadsheet on the right, or you can have your Zoom session opened talking to your teach or classmates whilst taking notes on Google Docs without having to make smaller windows or continuously alt-tab back and forth between applications.  In this guide, we will provide a hefty guide on how to setup dual monitors on your laptop or desktop.  The process on setting up this nifty trick to expanding your desktop (pending if your physical computer desk or table has room for a second monitor) can be much easier than you think, and this guide should hopefully get you moving in the right direction. Please use the links below General Knowledge for Setting Up Multiple Monitors Setting up an external monitor for a Laptop Setting up external monitors using a Docking Station Using an external monitor with a closed Laptop lid Setting up Dual Monitors for Desktops - Without a Video Card Setting up Dual Monitors for Desktops - With a Video Card 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments AlexS admin August 2020 edited August 2020 General Knowledge for Setting Up Multiple Monitors For every monitor you are connecting to your computer, you will need one video port for each monitor.  There are a lot of different video ports that monitors and computers can have, so you need to make sure you are able to connect them.  Here is a collection of commonly used ports. Adapters You can use adapters to convert the ports coming from your computer to match with the ports on your monitor.  Going from Digital ports (HDMI, DisplayPort) to Analog (VGA, DVI) is significantly easier for the adapter to do and cheaper because of it.  Going from Analog to Digital is more work for the adapter and are usually on the more expensive side.   Another common adapter to use is USB to any of the video ports above.  They allow you to use a USB port as a video port to connect a monitor, just make sure that you have the correct USB ports for the adapter.   DisplayPort to VGA Adapter USB-C to HDMI adapter Splitters Splitters are devices that plug into a port and provide multiple of the same port.  Although this sounds like an easy way to do multiple monitors, all this will do is mirror the single port to both monitors.   It will not EXTEND the monitors and allow them to work together as a larger workspace.  If you do have plans for mirroring your monitors, then a splitter may be the easier solution for you.  VGA Splitter HDMI Splitter 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin August 2020 edited August 2020 Setting up an external monitor for a Laptop If you plan on using the built-in monitor that came with a laptop as one of the primary displays, then you will need to connect your external monitor to a video port on the side or rear of the laptop.  These built-in ports can range from DisplayPort, HDMI, USB-C, Thunderbolt or if you have an older laptop, VGA.   The steps to accomplish this are not very difficult. 1. Determine which video port is on the side or rear of the laptop.  Once you determine the port, ensure your external monitor has matching ports or you have an adapter available so you can connect the external monitor to the laptop. 2. Connect the external monitor to the laptop using the correct video cable. 3. By default, your external monitor should get a display.  4. Now, we need to set up some settings for the multiple monitors.  Right click the desktop and select Display settings 5. In the case the monitors are mirroring each other and not one combined workplace, you will want to scroll down to Multiple displays and select Extend these displays 6. You should now be in your Display Settings and should be seeing rectangles equal to the amount of monitors you have connected.  Next, you want to click Identify and it should show numbers on your monitors, drag the monitors with the corresponding number into the formation you have your monitors in.  Then click apply when they are in the proper position.  In my example, my monitor that has the number 1 is on my right side.  7. One of your multiple monitors will be the “Main Monitor” where programs will open in by default and where most of your programs' shortcuts will be placed in.  Select the monitor you want as your main, it should Highlight Blue.  Then scroll down to Multiple Displays and select Make this my main display.   You should be all set from here! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin August 2020 edited August 2020 Setting up external monitors using a Docking Station Docking stations allow laptops that lack multiple video ports to connect to multiple monitors.  Similar to USB Adapters, they connect to your laptop through a USB port and then provide multiple video ports to connect your monitors.  You may need to download drivers or use an installation CD to get a Docking Station to work.  They also may need to be powered by another power source and aren’t always powered solely through the laptop.   Setting up a Laptop with a Docking Station 1. Check the specifications of your laptop for information regarding the number of displays it can support and the type of connections the laptop has available, such as HDMI, USB, Thunderbolt, etc. 2. Typically, there will be at least one connection available from the laptop for another display such as HDMI or VGA. You can connect your first external monitor to this connection to get a second display. 3. For a third display, you will typically need a docking station to add more ports to the laptop. There are universal docking stations that will work with most systems. 4. Docking Stations may use a USB-A, USB-C or Thunderbolt to connect to your laptop.  Check your laptop connections and make sure you have the proper one.  5. Docking Stations may require you to install drivers which can be found with an included CD or can be found at the manufacturer’s website 6. Connect the docking station to the computer. Connect the external monitors to the docking station using the available video ports on the station 7. Now, we need to set up some settings for the multiple monitors.  Right click the desktop and select Display settings 8. You should now be in your Display Settings and should be seeing rectangles equal to the amount of monitors you have connected.  Next, you want to click Identify and it should show numbers on your monitors, drag the monitors with the corresponding number into the formation you have your monitors in.  Then click apply when they are in the proper position.  In my example, my monitor that has the number 1 is on my right side.  9. In the case the monitors are mirroring each other and not one combined workplace, you will want to scroll down to Multiple displays and select Extend these displays 10. One of your multiple monitors will be the “Main Monitor” where programs will open in by default and where most of your programs' shortcuts will be placed in.  Select the monitor you want as your main, it should Highlight Blue.  Then scroll down to Multiple Displays and select Make this my main display.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin August 2020 How to Use External Monitors with the Laptop Lid Closed Some users may not want to have their laptop lid open when using external monitors.  We will need to prevent the laptop from entering sleep mode when closing the lid.  If you have already set up your external displays, proceed with the following directions. Type Lid into the search bar in the bottom left of your screen, select Change what closing the lid does Find the box that correlates to Plugged In and When I close the lid and change it to Do nothing.  Then click Save Changes that is at the bottom of the screen.   Go ahead and close your laptop and your monitors should still be turned on and functioning with an external keyboard and mouse! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin August 2020 Setting up Dual Monitors for Desktops - Without a Video Card Video Cards Your desktop may or may not have a video card inside it.  If your desktop computer does have a video card, then you NEED to use the ports of the video card to receive any video signal.  You can usually tell if there is a video card in your desktop if you see the video ports are horizontal and are usually found away from the USB Ports on the back of the computer.  You may need to add a video card if your desktop computer doesn’t have enough visual ports or non-compatible ones Desktop without a Video Card Find the Video Ports you have on the back of your Desktop, they should be close to where the USB ports are on the back.  In the example picture, this desktop has a DVI, a VGA and an HDMI port.  If you do not know which ports your desktop computer has, please check this chart.  If you see additional ports in the middle on the back of the computer, please check this guide.  Connect the Video Ports on the back of your Computer to the monitors, turn on the system and sign in.  NOTE, when at the sign in screen, only one monitor will display.  Once signed it, you should get your multiple monitors. Now, we need to set up some settings for the multiple monitors.  Right click the desktop and select Display settings You should now be in your Display Settings and should be seeing rectangles equal to the amount of monitors you have connected.  Next, you want to click Identify and it should show numbers on your monitors, drag the monitors with the corresponding number into the formation you have your monitors in.  Then click apply when they are in the proper position.  In my example, my monitor that has the number 1 is on my right side.  In the case the monitors are mirroring each other and not one combined workplace, you will want to scroll down to Multiple displays and select Extend these displays One of your multiple monitors will be the “Main Monitor” where programs will open in by default and where most of your programs' shortcuts will be placed in.  Select the monitor you want as your main, it should Highlight Blue.  Then scroll down to Multiple Displays and select Make this my main display.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin August 2020 edited August 2020 Desktop with a Video Card Find the Video Ports you have on the back of your Desktop, they should be found about halfway down the back of the computer.  In the example picture, this video card has 3 DisplayPorts and 1 HDMI Port.  If you do not know which ports your desktop computer has, please check this chart.  If you do not see any ports halfway down the back of the computer, please check this guide.  2. Connect the Video Ports on the back of your Computer to the monitors, turn on the system and sign in.  NOTE, when at the sign in screen, only one monitor will display.  Once signed it, you should get your multiple monitors. Now, we need to set up some settings for the multiple monitors.  Right click the desktop and select Display settings 3. You should now be in your Display Settings and should be seeing rectangles equal to the amount of monitors you have connected.  Next, you want to click Identify and it should show numbers on your monitors, drag the monitors with the corresponding number into the formation you have your monitors in.  Then click apply when they are in the proper position.  In my example, my monitor that has the number 1 is on my right side.  4. In the case the monitors are mirroring each other and not one combined workplace, you will want to scroll down to Multiple displays and select Extend these displays 5. One of your multiple monitors will be the “Main Monitor” where programs will defaultly open in and where most of your programs will be defaultly placed at.  Select the monitor you want as your main, it should Highlight Blue.  Then scroll down to Multiple Displays and select Make this my main display.  You should be all set! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook sdlan ✭ September 2020 edited September 2020 This is a good guide to adding an external monitor to a PC.  What is your advice on connecting an external monitor to an Apple MacBook Air?  With the Thunderbolt display no longer available from Apple, what would be some monitors to look for and what cables and accessories would be needed for this type of set up? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TS_JosephF admin September 2020 @sdlan Thanks for your feedback. You may have a Mini DisplayPort on that Macbook Air. If you do then you could easily use a mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable or adapter. If not, then you can use this Apple Type-C to HDMI adapter: https://www.microcenter.com/product/626725/apple-usb-type-c-male-to-usb-type-a-female--usb-type-c-female--hdmi-female-digital-av-multiport-adapter---white As for monitors, you would just want to look for any with an HDMI port. If you would like, I can help find one for you. Is there a specific size you are looking for? Also, how much would you be looking to spend on this?  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article KVM Switch and Docking Station - I'm doing something wrong — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Consumer Tech › Hobby Boards & Projects KVM Switch and Docking Station - I'm doing something wrong Bwanderz ✭ June 2020 in Hobby Boards & Projects Hello, Yesterday I purchased an 816439/ IOGEAR USB-C DOCK W/ 100W PD https://www.microcenter.com/product/510631/iogear-usb-c-docking-station-with-power-delivery-30 and a 988253/ IOGEAR USB-C 2PRT KM SWT W/PD https://www.microcenter.com/product/610523/iogear-usb-c-2-port-keyboard-mouse-and-peripheral-switch-w---power-delivery at Micro center to connect my LG 29WK600-HDMI, Lenovo Ideapad L340, and a Surface Pro 6. A few things I noticed when I unpacked the purchased items yesterday was that I might not have the correct connect cables. Also, when I combined the elements, the KVM switch read only one computer. It did not feed that one computer to the monitor that is connected to the docking stations. The set up right now is that monitor is connected to the docking station with the HDMI cable, the docking station USB-c is connected to the surface pro (because of COVID Look down) I do not have the surface pro docking station. The wireless keyboard and mouse are connected to the docking station that allows me to type on the surface.   This is where I am lost – the KVM switch has two USB-c ports in the back for two computers and a third USB-c port for the power, with three USB-b ports in the front with an additional USB-c port in the front also. The docking station has two USB-c ports in the back, one next to a VGA HDMI, ethernet port, printer port, and three USB ports with a USB-c cable. I placed the KVM switch USB-c cables into the Lenovo USB-c port and the other KVM USB-c cable into the surface pro. The KVM only registered one laptop without the monitor. I’ve read that I could connect a KVM switch to a docking station; however, I think that does the docking station have to be equipped to read two laptops? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers TSMikeW admin June 2020 In theory having a KVM switching two PC's between a dock should work. In practice, having a controller behind another controller usually creates it's own issues. To verify, it's a switch, so it should only detect one PC at a time. Then you'll toggle the channel and it should switch over to the second PC. Then that PC will detect the docking station and attempt to install it. This is where you can run into an issue. So first lets do this. Whenever you're using something behind a switch, I would always let the system install it first, so that it's going to recognize the device properly. This is more than likely if you install it directly then move it behind the switch, rather than trying to install it through the switch or docking station. If you connect the docking station directly to the system with USB C, does it work properly and are you getting video output? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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I also need a docking station to work with a inspiron 7559 signature edition laptop. can you help? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin June 2020 Hello @marcia1! Welcome to the community.  We carry a pretty wide variety of docking stations. Any of the ones that are "universal" should work with both your laptops.  https://www.microcenter.com/category/4294967252/laptop-docking-stations Some of the docking stations are USB-C, whereas some are standard USB, so make sure you double check the ports that are available on your systems and make sure they match. The USB-C docking stations won't be usable if your laptop doesn't have a USB-C port.  For monitors, again provided you have the right port, any of them will work. Just make sure the monitor has the right cable/port to match up with the docking station.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Gerri ✭ June 2020 I would like to know if you have the Logitech G29 in stock for pick up tomorrow? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook marcia1 ✭ June 2020 I am buying these for 2 different folks that I work with and am not able to check with their laptops look like. when I bot my docking station and monitors, someone just found what I needed and away we went. I have a Logitech docking station which is universal, I need a monitor - $129.00 or so and any cords that may be needed to go along with those items. can you point me in the right direction? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin June 2020 marcia1 said: I am buying these for 2 different folks that I work with and am not able to check with their laptops look like. when I bot my docking station and monitors, someone just found what I needed and away we went. I have a Logitech docking station which is universal, I need a monitor - $129.00 or so and any cords that may be needed to go along with those items. can you point me in the right direction? In that case, I'd go with a standard USB docking station. something like one of these:  https://www.microcenter.com/product/502135/j5create-usb30-mini-dock https://www.microcenter.com/product/431489/iogear-usb-30-universal-docking-station As for the monitor, this Dell fits your price range and comes with an HDMI cable in the box, so you wouldn't need to purchase an extra cable for it. Dell is known for making good monitors so this is probably the one I'd go with:  https://www.microcenter.com/product/611226/dell-se2417hgx-236-full-hd-75hz-hdmi-vga-freesync-led-monitor Gerri said: I would like to know if you have the Logitech G29 in stock for pick up tomorrow? Hi there! On the product page there you can actually see the current availability of the item, right under the name of the product where it lists "5 in stock at Brooklyn store." That reflects what we have available in the store, and our online stock listings are usually very accurate. If you'd like, you can always place a reservation request on an item by adding it to your cart and selecting the "reserve now" option and we'll have somebody in the store go to locate the item and put it off to the side for you.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook marcia1 ✭ June 2020 ok the docking station looks good as does the monitor. I have 2 folks who need these items and they had hoped to be able to pick them up at the store in Fairfax va. how do I accomplish that and what will they need for the pickup?  seems like I was advised to buy an additional cord -usb cord for that? thanks. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin June 2020 It looks like the Fairfax store is out of the monitor as well as the J5create docking station right now. An additional USB cord would not be required for the docking station, it comes with USB plug to attach to a computer.  I'd suggest this monitor as an alternative: https://www.microcenter.com/product/483999/asus-vp247qg-236-full-hd-75hz-vga-hdmi-dp-freesync-led-monitor  As for the pickup, you can add items to your cart and place a reservation request to have them put off to the side for you, just keep in mind that whoever picks it up has to provide their own form of payment at the time of pickup. When the reservation is confirmed a confirmation email with a reservation number would be sent, whoever picks it up would need to reservation number/order information when they come in.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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The use of this feature for this device is very similar to an external enclosure minus the hassle of installing it. 1. Plug the docking station into the wall and turn the power on using the switch on the back. A green light will appear on the front indicating that the station is on and ready to go. 2. Install the hard drive in the first bay closest to the front of the device. 3. Plug one end of the USB cable into the computer and the end into the Dock. 4. The dock will now emit a blue light and the computer will detect the drive that is plugged in. Note: if the dock doesn’t light up blue immediately, turn the dock off and back on, and the blue light should come on. 5. Open the File Explorer icon at the bottom of the screen. 6. Open the hard drive icon that is installed in the docking station. 7. The drive's files will now be viewable to delete, save or alter files. © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Configuring the Xinmotek Controller with Retropie — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Consumer Tech › Retro Arcade/Gaming Configuring the Xinmotek Controller with Retropie NickBiederman admin July 2020 edited August 2020 in Retro Arcade/Gaming Configuring the Xinmotek controller with RetroPie is very easy, especially if you are using our distro from the Atari Games Card. If you’re not using our image, skip the first 2 sections of this article and complete section 3 before completing sections 1 and 2. If you are using out distro you only need to worry about sections 1 and 2. These instructions apply for prebuilt Dual Fight Sticks and arcade kits since they use a Xinmotek controller. 1. Emulation Station Press the start button on your controller and select “configure input”, then select “yes”. You should see a window like this. Mine says 3 gamepads detected because I have another controller plugged in as well. If you only have a Fight Stick plugged in it should say 2 gamepads detected. If your fight stick or arcade control panel is seen as 1 gamepad, skip to section 3 then come back to the beginning. Press and hold any button on the fight stick. You should see the name “Xin-Mo.com Xinmotek Controller” appear in the pop up. Press each button as it is listed. If you want to skip a control, press and hold any button. Each button is assigned a number, so you should see the list of controls populate with “Button x” as you fill in each control. You can’t map the same buttons to multiple controls. If you skip “hot key enable”, you’ll get the following message. Say yes. If you want to use a hotkey, you’ll press select+hotkey.  Repeat this process for any other controllers (including the second player's controls on your arcade or fight stick), then select quit and restart Emulation Station. If you press the wrong button as you’re mapping your controls you’ll need to redo the mapping from the beginning. There’s no easy way to return to a button you mapped previously. 2. RetroArch Next we’ll map our controls in RetroArch. Scroll to the RetroPie icon and press A. Then scroll to RetroArch and press A. Next, scroll to the gear icon, then to “inputs” and select “port 1 binds”. You should see the name of the controller (xin-mo.com Xinmotek Controller) listed in “Device Index” in the next window: Scroll down to “Bind All” and press each button as they come up. You can wait a few seconds for the timeout if you want to skip a button. Use B to get back to the previous menu and repeat this process to set "port 2 binds" for player 2. Hit B to return to the main menu, then select Configuration File under the RetroArch logo. Select "save current configuration", then hit B, then select "Quit RetroArch:. This will take you back to EmulationStation. All of your controllers should now be mapped properly. 3. Adding 2 player support on RetroPie The XinMo Co controller interface we use shows up as a single player on RetroPie. This can easily be fixed by adding a little information to a boot file. Boot to EmulationStation and plug in a keyboard. Press shift+f4 to open the terminal. Next, type sudo nano /boot/cmdline.txt Add the following text on the same line as any other text already there:

usbhid.quirks=0x16c0:0x05e1:0x040

For more information on the XinMo controller you can check the manufacturer’s website or the RetroPie documentation: http://www.xin-mo.com/dual_player.html https://retropie.org.uk/docs/Xin-Mo-Controller/  For reference, here’s a screenshot of cmdline.txt from our image after opening it in Nano: And the raw text so it’s easier to read: usbhid.quirks=0x16c0:0x05e1:0x040 dwc_otg.lpm_enable=0 console=serial0,115200 console=tty3 root=/dev/mmcblk0p7 rootfstype=ext4 elevator=deadline fsck.repair=yes rootwait loglevel=3 consoleblank=0 plymouth.enable=0 We have usbhid.quirks at the beginning of the line, but it can be at the end too. Everything needs to be on one line. Hit ctrl+x to exit, then Y to save, then enter. Type “sudo reboot” to reboot the system. Your Fight Stick should now be seen as 2 controllers. Head back up to section 1 and map controls for each player.   Mapping and configuring your Xinmotek controller is a simple but important step in building your arcade system. By following the instructions above you’ll have your arcade up and running in no time whether you choose to use our RetroPie image from the Atari Games SD card or the base image available from RetroPie. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments JHam ✭ August 2020 I am using the RetroPie image for the RPi3. I have configured both controllers and both will move around in EmulationStation. But when I start a game in Arcade (R-Type Leo) only the last controller configured works If it's the 1st controller , then only P1 can play.  If it was the 2nd controller, then only P2 can play. None of the buttons or joystick for the other player work In this directory, I only have one controller config file: /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch/autoconfig # ls -l total 8 -rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi 608 Aug 27 19:32 'xin-mo.com Xinmotek Controller.cfg' I feel like I should have two files, one for each set of controls. Any help is much appreciated. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook NickBiederman admin August 2020 @JHam Are you able to play other 2 player games (like Space Duel)?  There should only be one config file. The config files are for a brand and model of controller, not a particular controller.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DreamTheater76 ✭ May 26 This method also worked in Lakka. Unfortunately Android RetroArch does not have a boot or cmd file. I cannot get the 2nd controller to work. Whats worse is I cant find a version of Lakka, Retropie, Emuelec, Batocera that boots up on a SD card for and Android TV box so I am using RetroArch from the Google Play Store. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! Sign In with Micro Center Register Sign In with Micro Center Sign In Register Categories 6.3K All Categories 966 The Blog 44 What's Trending 146 How to & Technical Guides 6 Computer Hardware 116 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 1 Home Automation 14 3D Printers 1 Maker 12 PC Build Guides 55 Reviews & Buying Guides 17 Build Showcase 9 Contests 32 Past Contests 407 The Community 1.4K General Discussion 89 New Members 31 Consumer Tech 11 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 64 Software 2 Audio/Visual 2 Networking & Security Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 19 3D Printing 43 Retro Arcade/Gaming 73 All Other Tech 1.1K Store Information and Policy 41 Off Topic 2 Community Ideas & Feedback 108 Your Completed Builds 2.5K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 207 Graphics Cards 151 CPU's, Memory and Motherboards 57 Cases and Power Supplies 18 Air and Liquid Cooling 10 Monitors and Displays 27 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 15 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla
Community Article [Tech Article] Multiple Monitors for Laptops Using a Dock — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion [Tech Article] Multiple Monitors for Laptops Using a Dock TSAustinM admin April 2020 edited May 15 in General Discussion We have an updated version of this article; Dual Monitor Setups for Laptops and Desktops Most people are having to work from home these days due to current events with COVID-19. A reoccurring issue most people are finding is that they are provided or have to get a laptop for work which only has the 1 screen and most office jobs require 2+ monitors.  Here is how to connect multiple displays to a laptop using a docking station:  Check the specifications of your laptop for information regarding the number of displays it can support and the type of connections the laptop has available, such as HDMI, USB, Thunderbolt, etc. Typically, there will be at least one connection available from the laptop for another display such as HDMI or VGA. You can connect your first external monitor to this connection to get a second display. For a third display, you will typically need a docking station to add more ports to the laptop. There are universal docking stations that will work with most systems. Docks may connect to USB-A, USB-C, or Thunderbolt ports. Be sure to check what connections your laptop supports. You may also need to install drivers onto the computer for the dock to fully function. The dock may include an installation CD, otherwise please refer to the manufacturer’s website for downloadable drivers. Connect the docking station to the computer. You should hear a jingle to indicate that it has connected successfully and is recognized. Connect the second external monitor that you want to use to the docking station. Go to your Display Settings by right clicking on an empty portion of your desktop screen and then select Display settings. You will now see three monitors available to select and arrange. Scroll down until you see the Multiple displays section to ensure that you have it set to Extend these displays to extend the display across the monitors. Return to the Select and rearrange displays area and select the Identify button. A large number will appear on each display to correspond to the display settings numbers to identify each monitor. This will help with arranging the monitors in the settings to ensure they are extending properly between laptop and external monitors. You can now close the display settings. You will now have everything set up for multiple displays!  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. 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Here we will list some items for your dream work at home or your learning at home setup to keep your productivity high.  Table of Contents Selecting a Computer Selecting a Computer for eLearning Selecting a Monitor Selecting a Docking Station  Selecting a Webcam Selecting a Headset / Microphone Selecting an All-in-One Printer Selecting Networking Devices Selecting External Storage for Data Backup / File Transfers Selecting a Mouse and Keyboard  Selecting a Desk / Chair Work from Home Other Items 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Selecting a Computer for Working from Home Second only to smartphones, computers keep us interconnected with people, jobs, current events, etc. With primary work function and efficiency in mind, here are some of the best work from home options for both laptops and desktops that we would recommend.   To start, this first section of our computer selection, we will be strictly focusing on working from home choices. However, any of these choices listed here could also be outstanding choices for remote learning. Our recommended laptop models come with a Solid State Drive (SSD) for quicker boot times, at least 8GB of RAM for all your multitasking needs, and include a video output if you want to attach a second monitor without the need of a docking station. ASUS Vivobook 15-F512DA HP 15-ef1072nr Lenovo ThinkBook 13s  If you’d like a 2-in-1 laptop for working at home, that’s an option as well!  Dell Inspiron 14 5400 2-in-1 Lenovo Flex 5 2-in-1 Now, if Apple computers are your preference, you can for sure use a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro to get the job done at home. MacBook Air Early 2020  MacBook Pro Mid 2020 If you’re looking for the best work from home desktop computer at a great price but need a smaller profile, the Dell OptiPlex 3070 CPJT9 SFF would be ideal.  Alternatively, if a midsize tower suits you, I’d go with the Powerspec B245 Desktop.  Both computers will accommodate most work at home needs. Dell OptiPlex 3070 CPJT9 SFF Desktop PowerSpec B245 Desktop 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Selecting a Computer for eLearning For remote learning or eLearning, any of our prior choices will do great. Many schools recommend Chromebooks for virtual school, as they are fundamental and affordable for your online education needs. While they don’t have all the functionality of a Windows or Mac system, they can access Google Docs for editing word documents and spreadsheets, and other Google apps. Samsung Chromebook 4 11.6" Laptop Computer Acer Chromebook 315 CB315-3H-C4QE 15.6" Laptop  Another Chromebook option would be a 2-in-1 Chromebook with a touchscreen. Acer Chromebook 311 CB311-9HT-C4UM 11.6" Laptop Computer 2-in-1 Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 12.2" 2-in-1 Laptop Computer  Please check out our selection at any time for Chromebooks, all laptops, and all desktops by clicking these links! Be sure to pick your local Micro Center under “My Store” at the top of the page to view their specific store stock. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Selecting a Monitor Selecting the right monitor for the job can sometimes be overwhelming, and you’ll want to ensure you have one that supports 1080p resolution at the very least!  Two displays (or one Ultrawide display) for a desktop and laptop would be ideal, although not always needed. In case you are looking for a monitor, we will make recommendations with as many video ports available for maximum flexibility. The ASUS VP247QG is a superb choice for a monitor to work from home. It has most of the standard outputs commonly used with computers - VGA, HDMI, and DisplayPort. It should be easily compatible with most laptops and desktops. A larger display choice at 31.5” is the Acer ET322QU. It also has VGA, HDMI, and DisplayPort options to connect with to get you up and running. Now, if you’re going for maximum productivity and want to be a multitasking pro, look into an Ultrawide monitor. Our first choice would be the Acer Nitro XV340CK, which comes in with a 34” display but only features HDMI and DisplayPort for output.  A step up from that would be a monitor like the Samsung C43J890 with a 43” display and still having HDMI and DisplayPort connections at the ready for you. Check out Micro Center’s complete monitor selection here.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Selecting a Docking Station Are you looking to maximize the most of your home office setup?  A docking station is a way to add on additional ports, such as USB, monitor ports, and others. These docking stations will be universal to any laptop as long as you have the right port; some use USB, and others use USB-C. These docking stations only need a regular USB port to get it connected to your laptop. Kensington SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Docking Station with Dual DVI/HDMI/VGA Video - Features 6 USB ports, 3.5mm audio jacks, DVI, VGA, HDMI, and an Ethernet port. IOGear USB 3.0 Universal Docking Station - Features 6 USB ports, HDMI, DVI, and an Ethernet port. If you have USB-C available on your laptop, you can utilize a universal docking station. IOGear USB-C Triple Video Docking Station - Ability to run three monitors, plus 4 USB ports. Check out Micro Center’s complete docking station lineup here. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Selecting a Webcam A webcam is an essential part of the work from home lifestyle; whether it be Zoom, Skype, or any other video conferencing program, you’ll need a webcam to participate in the group calls appropriately. Another thing to note is that most webcams will come with a built-in microphone, but the quality may not be up to par as a dedicated headset or microphone. Wyze Cam Webcam Bundle  Sanho Hypercam  Logitech C920s  Check out Micro Center’s complete webcam lineup 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Selecting a Headset / Microphone To continue on video conferencing, the ability to hear and speak to co-workers is essential.  Headsets are the easiest way to accommodate this necessity, and we’ve listed a couple of choices here that we would recommend using with your preferred software such as Skype.   Don’t let the "Gaming" tag divert your eyes (or in this case, ears) away.  These headsets have excellent noise cancellation and outstanding microphone quality.   Corsair HS50 Headset HyperX Cloud Stinger Logitech G433  Now, if a headset doesn’t interest you, another option is to use a standalone microphone and pair it with your favorite headphones or earphones. Redragon GM100 Gaming Stream Condenser Microphone MXL AC-44 Miniature USB Conferencing Microphone Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Pro Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone Check out Micro Center’s complete headset lineup and microphones. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Selecting an All-in-One Printer If you need to print, scan, copy, or fax important documents, you’ll need a capable all-in-one printer to handle these critical tasks.  Home Use Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3733 All-in-One Printer HP Officejet Pro 8025 All-in-One Printer Canon Color imageCLASS MF644Cdw Laser Printer Small Business Use Brother MFC-L5800DW Business Laser All-in-One Printer Brother MFC-L8900cdw Business Color Laser All-in-One Printer Check out Micro Center’s complete printer lineup. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Selecting Networking Devices If you’re setting up a new internet or wireless services or looking to make the most of an existing service, we can help. A new router or extender may be helpful if the wireless signal’s strength is not strong enough to reach all rooms of your home.  While your ISP may have provided a modem with built-in WIFI, in case you weren't, a Wireless Router such as these options should do the trick.  These devices will work in conjunction with your modem to emit a wireless signal (WiFi) Tenda AC8 AC1200 Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless Router  ASUS RT-AC68U AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Wireless AC Router - w/ AiMesh Support Wireless Extender - These devices, when properly configured, can assist with strengthening the range of your wireless signal beyond dead zones of your home. TP-LINK RE305 AC1200 Dual-Band Wireless Range Extender TP-LINK RE450 AC1750 Dual-Band Wireless Range Extender USB Wireless Adapter - These are an option if you are using a desktop that does not have wireless capabilities; with a simple USB plugin, you can add wireless to your PC if needed! TP-LINK AC600 High Gain Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter TP-LINK TL-WN722N 150Mbps Wireless N USB Adapter TP-LINK TL-WN725N 150Mbps Wireless N Nano USB adapter Check Micro Center's entire selection of routers, wireless extenders, and wireless adapters. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Selecting External Storage for Data Backup / File Transfers Data backup has always been an essential entity in the workplace.  Even more so, odds are you may not have a remote connection to any servers your job may use for data storage.  External HDDs, Network Attached Storage (NAS), and even flash drives can help you ensure your data is backed up if an unfortunate event occurs that renders your computer useless.    There are many options to choose from here, but depending on what you work you do, I'd say a 1TB option such as the WD My Passport 1TB would be safe for starters!  And as a bonus, I've included an article on how you can backup your data for Windows 10 users here. External Hard Drives WD My Passport 1TB Seagate 1TB USB 3.1 External USB Flash Drives Micro Center 32GB Micro Center 64GB Micro Center 128GB Micro Center 256GB Network-Attached Storage (typically for small businesses)  QNAP 4-Bay Personal Cloud Network Attached Storage  Check Micro Center's entire selection of external hard drives, flash drives, and NAS devices. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Selecting a Mouse and Keyboard   While most desktops/laptops will have these components included, workdays can sometimes require prolonged periods of typing, browsing, etc. You can use what comes with your PC if you’re comfortable with it. However, there would be other options available, if desired. Inland iC100 USB Keyboard & Mouse Combo Logitech MK270 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse An ergonomic keyboard and mouse can help with comfort over long working sessions. Logitech K550 Ergonomic Wireless Keyboard Microsoft Ergonomic Mouse  Kensington Pro Fit Ergonomic Wireless Keyboard and Mouse  Adesso Tru-Form Media 1500 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard and Laser Mouse Finally, if you’re looking for extra comfort while typing, you can consider adding an item such as a wrist rest. Kensington ErgoSoft Wrist Rest for Mechanical & Gaming Keyboards Handstands Memory Foam Wrist Rest Check Micro Center's entire selection of keyboards and mouse, ergonomic products, and wrist rests. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Selecting a Desk / Chair Hopefully, you already have a desk or tabletop that you already have dedicated to your work station. Still, just in case, if you need or were in the market for a sturdy desk with plenty of real estate, we’d recommend going with the Inland Height-Adjustment Gaming Desk.  We have quite a few team members here who use this desk - it does an outstanding job! Inland Height-Adjustment Gaming Desk Inland Motorized Height-Adjustable Gaming Desk Don’t forget a comfy chair either for long working sessions! Inland MACH Gaming Chair  Now, if you already have an existing desk and want to stand up and work from time to time, you can look into a standing desk to add that flexibility to your workday. Uncaged Ergonomics CD4 Ergonomic Laptop Stand and Standing Desk  Finally, if you need some more light for your desk, consider a handy desk lamp, which some will even include a wireless charging pad! Aluratek LED Foldable Desk Lamp w/ Built-in Wireless Charging Pad Inland 3 W Touch Sensitive LED Desk Lamp Check Micro Center's entire selection of desks, chairs, standing desks, and desk lamps.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Work from Home Other Items Here are some various other items you may find useful for working at home. Surge protector: This is an essential item to have even without a pandemic.  Protect your equipment - just in case!  This one has plenty of outlets for all your electronics at your Work at Home Setup. APC 12-Outlet Surge Protector  Check Micro Center's entire selection of surge protectors Computer anti-bluelight glasses: Blue Light can cause a strain on your eyes; having computer glasses to filter this can help reduce this strain during those work or school hours. HornetTek Anti Blue Light Computer Glasses Check Micro Center's entire selection of blue light glasses Laptop stands: These can raise your computer to an ergonomic viewing height, and typically has some extra flexibility to get the right viewing angle.  Allsop Metal Art Adjustable Laptop Stand Uncaged Ergonomics WorkEZ Executive Laptop Cooling Stand Check Micro Center's entire selection of laptop stands Speakers: In case you want to play some music, or just need to listen to something and don’t want to use headphones or a headset, you can add some speakers to your PC through USB/3.5mm jack or Bluetooth. Redragon GS500 Stentor PC Gaming Speakers JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth Speaker JBL Charge 4 Bluetooth Speaker  Check Micro Center's entire selection of computer speakers Microsoft Office / Office365: We have to mention Office here as you may need it to type up documents, work on spreadsheets, or perhaps need Microsoft Outlook!  Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019 Microsoft Office Home and Business Microsoft 365 Personal - 15 Months, 1 Person 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Any recommendations? Is there any items you use that help you with your work or school productivity?  Let us know in the comments!   We hope this guide helps you select the correct tools for your work or learn from home setup!   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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