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USB 2.0 to DVI Display Adapter (2048x1152)
This USB 2.0 Graphic Adapter allows you to quickly and easily add an additional monitor to your desktop or laptop. The connected monitor can be configured to either clone your primary screen or extend the Windows® desktop, allowing visibility of more applications at the same time.
The driver uses very few computer resources and offers a vast array of screen resolutions and color depths. This ensures that there is little difference in performance between a directly connected screen and a screen connected through the USB 2.0 Graphic Adapter.
It supports up to six simultaneous displays, including widescreen displays, extending your both desktop and your horizons. It operates at a maximum resolution of 1920x1200 (16:10) or 2048x1152 (16:9).
- Can easily mirror the main display
- Extend left, right, above, or below
- Can be rotated left, right, or upside-down
- DVI, VGA, and HDMI® support
- Maximum Resolution: 1920x1200 (16:10) or 2048x1152 (16:9) @60Hz, 32-bit
- Minimum Resolution: 1024x786 (@ 60, 70, 75, 85 Hz, 32-bit)
- USB 2.0 powered - low power consumption
- Lossless compression
- Works with CRT, LCD, and projector displays
- Standard and widescreen aspect ratios
- Features high-performance DDR memory
- Uses a virtual driver
- Stackable by design with a small footprint
- Completely silent operation
- Onboard power and status indicator LEDs
- Portable, making for easy travel
Compatible Operating Systems:
- Windows 95, 98, 98SE, ME, NT, 2000, XP (32-bit), Windows Vista® (32 & 64-bit), Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit), Windows 8.1 (32 & 64-bit)
- Mac® OS 9.x, OS X® 10.1.x - 10.8.x
**Not compatible with PPC based macs**
- User's Manual for Windows (Sep 30, 2014)
- User's Manual for Windows (Apr 25, 2014)
- User's Manual for Mac OS X (Mar 22, 2013)
- User's Manual for Mac OS X (Oct 17, 2008)
- User's Manual (Nov 13, 2008)
- Drivers for Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 8.1 (32/64 bit) ver 7.7M0 (Sep 29, 2014)
- Drivers for Windows XP (32-bit), Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 (32/64 bit) ver 7.6M2 (Apr 25, 2014)
- Drivers for Mac OS X 10.6-10.9 ver 2.2 (Jun 10, 2014)
- Drivers for Mac OS X 10.4-10.7 ver 1.7 (Dec 8, 2011)
HDMI, the HDMI Logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.
Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Apple, Mac, and OS X are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
- 1x USB to DVI Adapter
- 1x Quick Start Guide
- 1x CD-ROM with User Guide and Installation Software
- 1x USB 2.0 Cable
- 1x DVI to VGA Adapter
- 1x DVI to HDMI Adapter
For those who are looking for a better priced version on OWC, this is the exact same thing. DisplayLink shares their drivers across all these devices, and they provide all the software for it.
Sometimes it is a little CPU intensive, specially when using heavy graphics on that monitor. But I guess that is the price to pay.
Problem is that after 7 days it completely stopped working. I will have to return it. :(
PROS: Does what the product description said it would.
Ease of installation.
Very well wrapped and packed.
CONS: Instruction manual incomplete. I had to find out by myself how to transfer from one monitor to the other.
PROS: Plug and Play. One in each Docking Station (Work / Home). SO easy to use.
PROS: Very clear. Good job
CONS: Not yet.
PROS: My T420s only supports two simultaneous monitors but with this adapter, I'm able to use three: 2 external and internal LCD.
CONS: The manufacturer software that I downloaded from online conflicted with my system. A fix in place.
My setup is a 24" monitor off a monoprice displayport-dvi adaptor, and an older 20" dell ultrasharp widescreen, running rotated at 1050x1680 resolution off this adaptor, which is running through a powered USB2 hub along with external mouse and keyboard. I've had this setup for over a year and been very pleased with it. I mostly use the second monitor for reading mail and web-pages and other 'tall' oriented content. while it will do video, I mostly use the main monitor for that.
Given that it's USB2, and that I have it through a hub, with the display rotated, I was frankly amazed that it would play video at all, much less do so fairly smoothly. Mostly I credit that to getting something that has higher resolution capability than what I'm using, so that it has some spare bandwidth. If I was trying to do video at max resolution, I expect the performance might suffer a bit
PROS: Works well with a Macbook Pro, have used both Lion and Mountain Lion OS's
supports rotated ("portrait") mode, great way to have a 'tall' monitor for mail and web
fast enough to play video, (barely) which given it's usb2 is pretty astounding
Far cheaper alternative to 2nd external monitor (compared to thunderbolt)
Works well even when connected to a decent quality powered USB2 hub
very reasonable price, especially compared to a new monitor
CONS: high CPU load for rapidly updating content like video (to be expected given it's USB)
Works well to drive the third monitor on both a notebook on XP with an Nvidia chipset (native docking station with DVI+VGA), and a W7-64 desktop with an ATI card (native DVI+HDMI). Simple low-res videos like youtube etc. work fine. All else, you can't tell the difference versus a native DVI connections much better than analog VGA at the same resolution as in my notebook's second monitor. I run all at 1920x1200. I don't do hi-res video or HD on these units so "no comment" there, though moving the Hauppage TV - Media Center window to it works just fine.
When I first got one, I was delighted with it and got it working on both computers. I downloaded the drivers from displaylink.com right off the bat after reading these comments. However, when I tried to migrate it back and forth between the computers, it sometimes got stuck and its icon wouldn't show up on the taskbar (loses 1 star for the annoyance of troubleshooting). The good news is that the DisplayLink tech support folks are on the ball and got back within a day with a workaround: Disconnect the DVI cable first, then move the USB cable and let the unit power up and be recognized by the new computer, then reattach the DVI. This worked. After awhile, though, I just bit the relatively small bullet and bought a second unit. No muss no fuss - much more reliable than Windows...
Another use just came up last week. My son's old notebook video drivers don't have the proper resolution for a new Toshiba TV 720HD native. Using this unit between the two gave the proper resolution, and looks so much better than any other way. He's been watching anime videos on it for hours and hours and hours... (Grumble...)
One other happy note. I use VMware virtual machines on both these units. When a VM is in "full screen" mode, there is a little button on the status bar on top that cycles between multiple monitors. I didn't know if it would work with this unit or not, so I frankly wasn't expecting much when I tried it. I'm delighted to say that it does work: each push of that button cycled the VM from one monitor to span all three to two and back to one. This even works with multiple VM's so I can have 3 VMs each with a monitor, or two VMs one with two monitors and the other with the remaining one, or the host and two VMs, etc. And any of them can have all three. Awesome when you briefly need to see that spreadsheet all 90 columns, 5 feet wide... All combinations and permutations work.
The bottom line is that, aside from the cable connection sequence glitch, this is one of the most pleasant "appliance" experiences I've had. It just works and maybe even does more than you'd expect for a mere USB device.
PROS: Fantastic value. It works and is a fraction of the cost of the competition. For this price get two - I did...
Monoprice next day shipping to CA and AZ is cheap and effective.
CONS: Only one minor operational nit worth mentioning: if you move the unit around live, connect the USB before the DVI.
Not built round, flat and waterproof to use as a cup warmer. :} Heh, heh, just kid... ... Ah...
Hmmmm.... Could be quite effective for that actually... Maybe if I got some aluminum and ...
Product is very small, smaller than it looks in the pictures and runs off the USB power so its very convenient, comes with adapters for you too thus cutting another expense.
If you need to add a 2nd monitor to a computer that does not have a video card that can support an extra monitor this is the way to go. It will work just like a extra monitor normally would so you can use clone mode or extended mode. I used a matrox before this and it just gave me one big virtual monitor and that caused issues with a lot of programs where dialog boxes and things would open in the center between the two monitors making them impossible to read.
The only disadvantages to this product compared to native connection from your video card is you will consume a usb port and it does use your cpu power to render stuff on the 2nd screen so it may not work as well as you want if you have an older/slower computer. Its not to watch movies on 2 screens at once, though it can do that, its for internet/business applications and things like that where screen performance is not as important as things do not update often or need to refresh really fast.
I was concerned about software but the software is great, it works on my 32bit XP machine at work and it also works on my x64 Windows 7 laptop so both old and new are working great. Other units on the web you will read about software issues so thats not a problem here. The other limitation of other units of this type online is most of them are restricted to lower resolutions, color depth, and even refresh rate. This one is the best I could find it can do full 1920x1200 without reserve.
So you get the real deal here, a great working monitor adapter priced at the same price point as the most cruddy low end adapters from other stores and well less than half the cost of their high offerings that still may not perform as well as this one. Monoprice has a habit of carrying the best deals for little gadgets of this nature and this one is no exception.