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A great way to add two monitors to your laptop or even your desktop computer!
on January 20, 2014
Did you ever need another monitor on your computer? I use three on one of mine for reviewing and research work. It used to be that you had to buy an expensive VGA card and hope that your power supply had enough power to use it properly. If your power supply was too small or had the wrong power wiring for a new GPU then you had to buy and install a new one of those also. Then you had to install drivers, software and configure things like AMD Eyefinity Multi-Display. Now you can plug in an adapter that is powered by the USB port.
I use three monitors every day on my desk for the work that I do on the internet. I have done it so long now that I would feel handicapped without all three of them. It allows me to get work done faster and not be constantly scrolling through pages. I can look at reference material on one screen while I am typing on another or doing video work and see my emails and other data on the third.
On my GPU card on my tower computer I could attach three monitors but one had to connect to a Mini Display Port and it was constantly coming unplugged and going out. I installed the Pluggable USB 3.0 adapter and I now use it for the third monitor and I have not had any problems since. I used a USB 3.0 port for the interface.
While I used mine for a tower computer you can use this device on your laptop to use three monitors counting the monitor on the laptop. Just make sure that you use the latest driver updates and I have always found Pluggable to be helpful in pointing me to the right locations for software, drivers and technical support.
What's in the box?
* The docking station with an 8 inch USB cable on it.
* An instruction manual
* A DVI to VGA adapter
* A software installation and driver disk
On the adapter there is a HDMI port and a DVI port. There is also an Ethernet port rated at 10/100/1,000 Mbps for your use. All of my displays are set to 1920 x 1080 resolution and they are all 23 inch monitors. I am happy with the performance. My only slight complaint is that I wish the unit had a bit of a longer USB cable on it as it has to hang off the back of my tower computer. It would be great for a desktop or a laptop computer as it is now.
You can use a USB 3.0 or a UB 2.0 port for this device but 3.0 is better. I am using a USB3.0 port on my computer and it is running perfectly. The adapter will operate on a USB 2.0 port but with the slower speeds you may have some issues with some applications like high intensity graphics or videos. On USB 3.0 I had no issues at all. This device also works on high resolution screens up to 2560 by 1600 pixels. It is compatible with Windows operating systems at this time. It does not support MAC or Linux Operating Systems. I like this device a lot and I rated it at 5 stars.
I was supplied a sample for test and evaluation and I promised to provide a fair and honest review.