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What are the two display modes of the computer?

About the two display modes of the computer.

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When the supplied or optional docking station is connected to your computer, it enables you to use both the graphics accelerators on the docking station and on the computer.

Depending on the number of external displays connected to your computer and the docking station, your computer automatically switches a graphics mode to the optimal graphics mode.

There are two types of Display modes available in your computer:

  1. Computer Display Mode
    In Computer Display mode, your computer enhances its graphic performance by using the graphics accelerator on the docking station when images are displayed on the computer screen. This mode is suitable for when you use certain software applications, such as game softwares, on the computer screen.
    Note: You cannot view images on the external display(s) connected to the docking station in Computer Display mode.
  2. External Display Mode
    In External Display mode, you can extend your desktop across the external display(s) connected to the computer and the docking station. This mode is suitable for when you play a video game only on the external display(s) connected to the docking station.
    The graphics accelerator on the computer is used to display images on the computer screen or the external display(s) connected to the computer and the graphics accelerator on the docking station is used to display images on the external display(s) connected to the docking station.