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SurfaceBook - 3 External Monitors Possible? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is it possible to get 3 external monitors out of the Surface Book? I'm using three HP EliteDisplay E241i monitors.
    I have the Microsoft Surface Dock and am using both DisplayPort's but need to add an additional. My Surface Book remains closed under my desk unless I am travelling or in meetings.
    Anyone know of any third party docks or systems?

    Wednesday, August 31, 2016 6:13 PM

All replies

  • here's the official supported monitor matrix from https://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/support/music-photos-and-video/connect-surface-to-a-tv-display-or-projector?os=windows-10&=undefined - I don't think a 3rd party dock will change these limits.

    How many screens can I connect?

    The number of external screens that your Surface Pro 2, Surface Pro 3, Surface 3, Surface Pro 4, or Surface Book will support depends on your settings for refresh rate and resolution and on whether the display on your Surface is on or off. For Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Book, it also depends on which processor you have (i7, i5, i3, or Core M).

            
    Surface
    External displays
    Max refresh rate
    Max screen resolution
    Surface Pro 2, or Surface Pro 3 with any processor
    One
    24 Hz
    4096 x 2160
    Surface Pro 2, Surface 3, or Surface Pro 3 with any processor
    One
    30 Hz
    3840 x 2160
    Surface 3
    One
    30 Hz
    3840 x 2160
    Surface 3
    One
    60 Hz
    2560 x 1600
    Surface Pro 2, or Surface Pro 3 with any processor, or Surface Pro 4 Core M
    One
    60 Hz
    3840 x 2160
    Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book with any processor
    One
    60 Hz
    3840 x 2160
    Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book with i5 or i7 processor
    One
    60 Hz
    4096 x 2304
    Surface Pro 2, Surface Pro 3 with i7 or i5 processor, or Surface Pro 4 Core M
    Two
    30 Hz
    3840 x 2160
    Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book with i5 or i7 processor
    Two
    30 Hz
    4096 x 2304
    Surface Pro 3 with i3 processor
    Two
    60 Hz
    1920 x 1200
    Surface Pro 2, or Surface Pro 3 with i7 or i5 processor
    Two
    60 Hz
    2560 x 1440
    Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book with any processor
    Two
    60 Hz
    2560 x 1600
    If you have one or two external displays that you want to run at a higher refresh rate or resolution, you might be able to use them with the Surface display turned off.
                 

    -- Barb Bowman

    Thursday, September 22, 2016 2:00 PM
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