I have an HP Spectre Pro x360 G2 convertible PC with i7-6500U CPU 2.5 GHz 2.59GHz, 8GB RAM, Intel(R) HD Graphics 520, 13.3-inch diagonal QHD UWVA WLED BrightView (2560 x 1440), driver 188.8.131.5242. It has HDMI and mini-display port outputs.
I also have an HP 3005pr USB port replicator.
- can this PC drive a) one external monitor or can it b) drive two external monitors in extended desktop mode with the lid shut?
- I would like to run two 27 inch monitors at 2560x1440 at 60Hz to use in extended desktop mode, with the laptop closed.
- Can the 520 support this?
- Is 27 inch the limit or would 32 inch still be stable and clear?
- HP recommend only one monitor at this size: HP EliteDisplay E272q M1P04AAhttp://store.hp.com/SwitzerlandStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=M1P04AA&opt=UUZ&sel=MTO http://store.hp.com/SwitzerlandStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=M1P04AA&opt=UUZ&sel=MTO
- Can this PC drive a) one or b) two such monitors at 2560x1440 at 60Hz in extended desktop mode?
- How would they be connected?
- This monitor is currently unavailable on the HP store and they cannot comment on other screens, hence would this PC drive:
a) one BenQ PD2700q at 2560x1440 at 60Hz
b) two BenQ PD2700q at 2560x1440 at 60Hz in extended desktop mode?
- How would they be connected?
BenQ say to contact HP to check but they can only offer the one screen for this model that is not available.
A professional stable flicker free output is what I need.
Any help appreciated! It should not be so complicated!
Hello, ja -l-d.
Thank you very much for taking the time to reach the Intel® Communities Team.
I understand you would like to know if you can achieve a 2560x1440 at 60Hz resolution using 2 displays connected to your HP* Spectre Pro C360 G2. I will be more than glad to assist you further.
Regarding your first question:
-Your system will be able to either use one or two external monitors with the lid shut.
-The controller of your computer will support 3 displays connected to your system.
-Furthermore, the inches of your monitor will not be a restriction, the important specification will be the resolution.
In reference to your second question:
-We do not recommend monitors, as previously mentioned, you would like to get a monitor that is capable to reach 2560x1440 at 60Hz and support DP connection since as per your http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c04802432.pdf system specifications, page 5, the HDMIv1.4b port will only support up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz as a result, for you to achieve the two display set up, you will need a DisplayPort™ hub.
Finally, about your third question:
-As I mentioned above, we do not recommend monitors just bear in mind that the monitor you choose will need to reach 2560x1440 at 60Hz and a DisplayPort™ connection.
I hope this answers all your questions.
Hello and thank you for the reply.
So if I understand correctly:
I can look for two external monitors of my choice and a display port hub and via my mini-display port output I will be able via win 10 to drive the two external monitors at 2560x1440 @60 Hz in Extended desk top mode (not clones ... this is not what I am looking for)?
I have looked at a display port hub and there appears to be different versions of display port. Seems to need display port 1.2 for extended desktop?
http://www.delock.de/produkt/87693/merkmale.html?setLanguage=en Delock Products 87693 Delock Displayport 1.2 Splitter 1 x mini Displayport in > 4 x Displayport out 4K
Maximum resolution (depending on the system and the connected hardware):
Displayport 1.1 or 1.2 Single Stream Transport (SST):
up to 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz (mirrored)
Displayport 1.2 Multi Stream Transport (MST):
up to 2560 x 1440 @ 60 Hz or 3840 x 2160 @ 30 Hz (mirrored or extended)
max. 4x 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
Does my machine support this version of display port?
I assume I need to find screens also support v1.2 display port?
Thank you for your help
Thank you very much for your reply.
Indeed, you can get two displays and use the mini-DisplayPort™ with a hub to extend the two displays using 2560x1440 at 60Hz (not clones).
Then, as per your http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c04802432.pdf HP* System specifications (page 8), the laptop possesses one mini DisplayPort™ 1.2 connector so it will be better to get displays that support this version of DisplayPort™.
Please let me know if you have any other type of question.