Sorry, n00b question..... I want to run dual monitors (1 VGA, 1 DVI), can I do that with the video card it comes with or do I need to drop another card in there? TIA
Yea Fletch, a friend of mine ordered this same model with the 3rd gen i5, and he is using two monitors on it with extended desktop fine. The system has 1 monitor on the VGA/D-SUB port, and has another on the HDMI port using an HDMI-DVI cable.
You should note that the HDMI port is pretty close to the VGA port, so an HDMI-DVI adapter block will not fit (I tried it). You need to use an HDMI-DVI cable, or an adapter that would have the genders correct so it hooks onto the monitor side (opposite of what I had).
DELL is the worst damn place I ever tried to buy something from. First I hold for 15 minutes and the automated system hangs up on me. then I call back and wait another 15 minutes or so and they transfer me to the wrong department. Now I am on hold again waiting for the right department. If I did not already buy these gift cards no way on earth would I buy from this awful "business".
This machine requires a low profile card. The PSU is only 220W. The best you can do is a low-profile HD 7750.
Yucky, thankfully I have 30 days to return it. Surprisingly it comes today instead of Monday so atleast Dell has good shipping to replace their terrible power supplies. I'll play with it over the weekend, I hope they changed it for this model but I'm not getting my hopes up.
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