dual monitor on laptop

Hello, typically with a dual monitor I purchase a new video card for a desktop.  Is there any easy affordable way to hookup dual monitors to a laptop?
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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
Completely dual, or one external monitor and your normal laptop screen? Most of the laptops I have seen (including the one I own) have an external video connection. If your OS supports it, then you can usually connect an external monitor to that port and then either extend or clone your desktop to the external monitor. I have done so with my own laptop.

If you are referring to completely dual (as in two external monitors), then I'll defer to the others. It could be a restriction of your mobo.

A third possibility could be to use some kind of docking station. I don't know the specifics of how docking stations handle video, so wait for someone who has used one to comment.
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TribusCommented:
It depends on what connectors you have on the laptop there are several different ways to achieve this.

You can have a HDMI to VGA/DVI or a Display Port to VGA/DVI  or even a VGA to USB adapter.

I have used several types of these cables from http://www.startech.com/ and they work very well.

I have seen the USB to VGA/DVI work well for laptops that only have the one VGA out connector.
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rindiCommented:
I have a laptop that has both, a VGA and a DVI output, and a netbook with an HDMI and VGA output. So on both of these i can use 2 external displays, and the internal one.
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