Enables multiple monitors to be connected to any laptop or desktop (one adapter required per monitor, up to six on Windows PCs), all standard USB 2.0. Supports any monitor or projector with standard VGA/D-Sub connector (does not support DVI, HDMI, or DisplayPort-only monitors). Uses
Most people use it to gain a second or third monitor for their laptop. You gain the benefits of USB, including plug and play connectivity. Multitask with a dedicated monitor for each document or application. Connect displays or projectors at a distance with inexpensive USB cabling. Performance
Supports monitors and PC-compatible TVs up to 1920x1080 or 1600x1200. Dual core or 2Ghz or better CPU recommended. With USB 2.0's 480Mbps bus limit, motion video and 3D gaming is not recommended at higher resolutions.Compatibility
Windows 8.1/8/7/XP drivers installed automatically via Windows Update. 32 and 64 bit supported for Win7,8, and 8.1. Win 8 Metro DRM apps for video play back (such as Netflix, Hulu) do not work in the presence of DisplayLink drivers. GPU is used for 2D/3D rendering on Windows, requiring Intel, nVidia, or ATI primary WDDM driver with Aero enabled. Not compatible with ARM-based Windows (MS Surface RT). Mac is not supported due to significant limitations in the operating system. Open source available for Linux and other platforms. Linux requires manual configuration--for advanced users only. USB graphics devices with drivers from different chipset vendors (MCT, SMSC, DisplayLink, etc.) should not be mixed on the same system.Alternatives
For higher quality output and support for VGA, DVI and HDMI with a single adapter, search for the higher-end Plugable UGA-165 or Plugable UGA-2K-A adapters.