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SABRENT USB 2.0 to VGA/DVI/HDMI Adapter for Multiple Monitors up to 2048x1152 / 1920x1200 Each (DisplayLink DL-195 Chipset) USB-2011
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- Connect three or more monitors to any brand of laptop or desktop (one adapter required per monitor)
- Plug and play USB 2.0 connectivity to VGA, DVI, or HDMI monitors and projectors
- Uses top-of-the-line DisplayLink DL-195 chip, supporting resolutions up to 2048x1152 / 1900x1200
- Windows 7/Vista 32/64 and XP 32-bit drivers via Windows Update, download, or disk
- Linux and Mac beta-quality drivers available but with important limitations --details below
- USB 2.0 to DVI/HDMI/SVGA connection
- View videos/TV on one screen and desktop on another screen
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USB graphics adapters work by rendering 2D/3D with your computer's CPU and GPU, and then compressing and transmitting the pixels that change over USB. Dual core or 2Ghz or better CPU recommended. Recommended for web and applications, not 3D gaming or motion video playback.
The adapter package includes the main USB 2.0 to DVI-I adapter, a USB 2.0 cable and hardware adapters for the different connector types (DVI-I to VGA/D-Sub and DVI-I to HDMI). HDMI connections are graphics only--this adapter has no audio function. Supports monitors and PC-compatible TVs up to 2048x1152 or 1920x1200. Powered via USB; the adapter has an LED indicator light.
Windows 7/Vista/XP drivers installed automatically via Windows Update. 32 and 64 bit supported for both Vista and Win7. Vista Home Basic and Win7 Starter Edition disable multiple monitors and are not supported. Windows 8 drivers available at DISPLAY LINKS website. GPU is used for 2D/3D rendering on Windows, requiring Intel, nVidia, or ATI primary WDDM driver. Not recommended for use on Mac, as only beta-level Mac OS X 10.4+ Intel 32/64-bit driver available via download, and Mac has lower performance and functionality than Windows for USB graphics. Open source available for Linux and other platforms--for advanced users only because of manual xorg.conf editing. USB graphics devices with different chipset drivers (MCT, SMSC, DisplayLink, etc.) should not be mixed on the same system.
Top Customer Reviews
I have found that if you own a Mac, you want to get the white Arkview adapters. There are plenty of these adapters available for less money with just the UGA label(the black ones), but they don't seem to work right out of the box. I have purchased several of them from various places, and found that I can only initialize the black ones by plugging in the white one first.
You need one adapter for each monitor you want to add. You have to buy the Arkview USB-2011 USB to 2.0 DVI/HDMI/SVGA Display to run a 24" monitor, but if you have smaller displays, you can get the lower priced ones that run a 1280x1024 or less display. Be sure to go to the DisplayLink website for the latest drivers. The disk that comes in the box is a mini CD. Those don't work very well with slot loading optical drives. I am using OS X 10.6 and having no trouble at all with my displays.
If you want to do hardcore video editing and extreme graphics work, this adapter probably won't suit your needs. If you want to run Office, iTunes, Mail, Windows XP in VM Fusion, your browser, and a couple of other applications all at the same time, these adapters will work (they do for me). You can spend a few thousand dollars on a MacPro with dual video cards or you can buy an extra monitor and the adapter, and add them to your existing Mac for under $300.
Oh btw it's being advertised to give the impression that you can connect up to 6 monitors on 1 device. What it really means is you can add up to 6 monitors but the caveat is you'll need to buy 6 of these puppies. Just so you know.
After testing several monitors with my new Lenovo i5 laptop built-in monitor extension plugin and with Sabrent's USB-2011, I realized that it's the USB-2011 adapter and not my laptop or monitor's fault since all the monitors work through the laptops monitor extension.
Customer support was awful. They pretty much gave me the runaround and gave me scripted answers and eventually just ignored me.
My specs are :
- Lenovo Thinkpad Edge i5 Windows 7 15.6" w/ 8gb of Ram
- Acer 22" ( did not work )
- AOC 24" ( did not work )
- Dell 19" ( did not work )
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This unit works great! C'mon Linux developers, please make some sort of comprehensive displaylink drivers or configurable application, please?Published 20 months ago by talthing
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