If you have not already done so, please check this page for specific requirements when setting up triple display with this NUC model: http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-034199.htm.
Also, please check the 3-display FAQ at http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/sb/CS-033714.htm.
Thank you for your prompt and informative answer. While I am dissappointed with the answer, I do appreciate a straight-forward response. We have a total of 9 NUCs (i3 and i5) and are very pleased with them.
Since these are older HDMI/VGA only monitors - and at least one displayport is required - I will not be able to support 3 using the on-board graphics.
However, I believe I read that I could use third-party USB to HDMI or DVI converters to add two more monitors to the two that are supported (for a total of four).
Could you confirm that this is the case? Hopefully the third-party (e.g. Diamond DisplayLInk certified USB>DVI/HDMI) drivers will not interfere with your drivers.
I checked with our validation team - they have not tested such a scenario with these types of converters. However, if the converters follow the USB spec, there should be no reason why they would not work.
If you decide to give this a try, I'd be most interested in hearing about the results, good or bad.
I tested the Diamond BVU195 and it worked without issue. Since the Intel graphics util does not recognize this device (of course) I used the Win 7 display manager and juggled the order of the monitors. Three screens are now operational. One to go.
I have just ordered the StarTech USB 3.0 to HDMI and DVI Dual Monitor External Video Card Adapter (USB32HDDVII).
Because it supports two monitors it will replace the Diamond device.
That will allow me to return to the four vertical monitors I previously had on my Dell box.
Like I said earlier, I think the NUCs are awesome. I understand Intel’s reluctance to advertise them as they can be seen to compete with the Dell, HP and other branded PCs. However, since the motherboards on those PCs are often from Intel, why not buy direct? Plus, your miniaturization is extremely well done. Ironic that Apple has been offering something in the same form for several years and the PC world (or is it just Intel) is just catching up.
Keep up the good work.
BTW – I only found out about the i5 NUC by accident (we have been buying i3s). Is there a mailing list?
Unfortunately, we do not have a mailing list you can sign up for. I suggest you periodically check this page for updates: