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How can I use my laptop in a dual monitor environment (Not including laptop monitor)?

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Laptops NotebooksDisplays / MonitorsWindows 7
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Below is our situation:

We have a truck rig that we take to customer sites and tradeshows with (2) 42" screens in it.  One desktop is connected to these screens with a Matrox Video card that supports dual monitors.  We are wanting to get rid of this desktop (stays in rig 24/7, heat/environment issues) so anyone with a laptop can hook up to the monitors and demo our software on both monitors.

I recently purchased a Matrox DualHead2Go hardware appliance last week but it did not work as described or how I wanted.  It only allows for you to stretch your screen across the 2 external monitors, not use both of them separately.

I am wanting to use Monitor 1 as my main desktop, and monitor 2 as my extended desktop (I do not care what the laptop is displaying as it will probably be closed).  I just want to use it as an extended desktop setup between the 2 external monitors.

Does anyone know any hardware/software solutions that could work for what I am trying to acheive?  Upgrading the video card is not an option.


Thanks in advance for any help.
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