Monitors with DisplayPort 1.2 for Surface Pro 2

Discussion in 'Displays' started by zeroARMY, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. zeroARMY

    zeroARMY [H]ard|Gawd

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    The Surface Pro 2 dock unfortunately only has 1 mini-DisplayPort output, luckily it's version 1.2 which means it supports MST daisy-chaining. I'm looking for some 24" inch 1080p monitors that are DP 1.2 for this daisy-chaining feature.

    The Dell U2414H specs explicitly say it is a DP 1.2 display, but they are a bit more than I'd like to spend ($280), since I'm buying 2 of them.

    The Asus VE248Q comes up when I search for DisplayPort 1.2 monitors on Amazon, and is only $150. However, no where do the specs mention if it is DP 1.2

    Suggestions?
     
  2. Reserved_Sanity

    Reserved_Sanity n00b

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    This is relevant to my interests.
     
  3. ND40oz

    ND40oz [H]ardForum Junkie

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    If the monitor doesn't have a DisplayPort out listed, then it's not going to support daisy chaining.

    If you look at the specs for the Dell U2414H, that's where you see it listed:

     
  4. sj41

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    Just a heads up if you're considering the U2414H, there are major problems associated with daisy chaining these units. Check Dell forums before buying.
     
  5. Steelgrave

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    I actually bought a couple of these Dell's yesterday for my rMBP. They're gorgeous thus far. Since my mac has 2 t-bolt ports I didn't daisy chain them. However I started thinking about trying to attach both to my surface pro 2 this morning (and ironically just stumbled into this thread).

    I'll try hooking them up to the tablet this weekend and see how they go.
     
  6. ND40oz

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    Interested to hear how it works with the Surface Pro 2 and the Intel graphics drivers. So far I've only seen reports of the 15" rMBP with the 750m being able to daisy chain when running Win 8.1.
     
  7. Steelgrave

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    I can confirm that the daisy-chaining in fact does NOT work with the Surface Pro 2. I just spent over an hour messing with it and it was a no-go. Near as I can tell, the 1st monitor just never sees it even being plugged in. In fact an hdmi-usb dongle will work as a 2nd monitor, but it's a bit wonky and stutters quite a bit.

    Keep in mine both of my monitors are rev A00, so a later revision it may be fixed.

    Edit: I should also add daisy-chaining on my rMBP (2012, not the new one) didn't see to work either, but I'm assuming that's because I likely don't have displayport 1.2 functionality on it.