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Simply put, the Xebec Tri-Screen works with almost ALL laptops. It works with Mac, Windows, Linux, Chromebook and any device with a video out source. Below we will take a deep dive for those who have specific compatibility questions. If you too are curious, read on!
*Please note that the following laptops will only support one screen at a time:
- Macbook Air (2017 and earlier)
- Macbook Pro (2012 and earlier)
The Tri-Screen has 3 inputs as shown below.
In short, each screen requires both power and video to function. Your laptop will serve as the source for this power and video. The inputs you will use for your setup will depend on your laptop ports.
For example, if your laptop has a USB‑C port with DisplayPort output (as shown below), then you will only need to use a single cable going from this port in your laptop to the USB Type-C (video & power) input on the Tri-Screen.
Check the edges of your laptop (or your laptop's user manual) and identify the types of video ports and USB ports your laptop has. Laptop video ports come in many different formats: HDMI, Displayport, Mini-Displayport, VGA, Thunderbolt 3, and USB 3.0 (with HDMI adapter) are a few examples.
If your laptop doesn't have 2 USB‑C ports with DisplayPort output, then you will need to use a combination of one of these other video ports (shown above) along with two USB ports for power.
Using the included USB-A to USB-C cables, you will plug one end into the Tri-Screen USB Type-C (power only) port and the other end into your laptop's USB-A port. Using the included HMDI to Mini HDMI cable, you will plug one end into the Tri-Screen Mini HDMI video input and the other end into your laptop video port. Note, you may require a simple HDMI adapter depending on your specific setup.
If your screen is on upside down, having trouble moving your cursor, or any other issues please click here to visit our Troubleshooting Guide.
Yes, you can both extend or mirror your display. Simply go into your laptop's display settings and choose which setting you would like to use.
Yes! As long as your laptop screen is at least 11.8 inches wide (outside edge to outside edge) then it is compatible!
Please check our question "Will my laptop work with the Tri-Screen" above for more info.
The Tri-Screen is compatible with the Microsoft Surface Pro (versions 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, X). However, adjustments will be needed:
- Versions 3-4 require a Microsoft Surface Dock and 2 x Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapters to function properly.
- Versions 5-7 can take advantage of the Microsoft Surface Dock 2 which allows for just one cable per screen (provided with the Tri-Screen).
- Version X will also need the Microsoft Surface Dock 2 in order for the Tri-Screen to fit properly
Please note that the Tri-Screen does cover up the Surface's built-in kickstand, requiring use of the fixed angle kickstand that comes with the Tri-Screen.
All in all, while the Tri-Screen is compatible with the Surface Pro, we find it is best enjoyed on a traditional style laptop vs. tablets.
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