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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Does DisplayLink Live Up To The Hype?

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 02:30 PM

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...apter,3006.html

"So, how do you get the flexibility to connect three of four displays at a time? DisplayLink has a solution in its technology that enables graphics over the USB bus, connecting to monitors with USB inputs. These devices are handy in a pinch, but how do they actually work? We take a deeper look at this technology so you know what to look out for before buying multiple monitors for your mobile workstation."

Adding extra monitors to desktops has been relatively easy for over the past decade. I remember my first experience with them on Windows 98. It was like a whole new window of opportunities lay before me. Of course, most discrete video cards offer at least two video outputs, but laptops tend to be a bit more restricted. Even with desktops, some people are shy about opening their computer to put in an additional or discrete video card. DisplayLink has been a great solution for those, with limits.

HD movie watching you will not do with DisplayLink. Well, HD movie slideshows are possible, but not smooth action. For simpler activities such as twitter, facebook and Google+, DisplayLink should suffice. What about ThunderBolt? USB3? Well, both are slowly making their way into notebooks, but they are still quite limited in number but when they come around, we should no longer be bound by the all-in-one nature that notebooks tend to provide.


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

DisplayLink iPad App Gives You An Extra Monitor

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 08:00 AM

If you're an iPad owner, you should check out the DisplayLink iPad app. I downloaded it last week but didn't get around to checking it out until now - in short, it uses your iPad's WiFi connection to turn your iPad into another monitor on a Windows 7 computer (sorry OS X users). I had it up and running in about 90 seconds - you simply install the Windows 7 desktop application, it adds a virtual display, and on the iPad your computer will show up as a location that can be connected to. That's right, you can have an extra monitor on multiple computers (not at the same time of course). Under Windows 7, you can manipulate your iPad as if it were a connected monitor. Read more...


Thursday, March 24, 2011

14-inch DisplayLink-powered USB Mobile Monitor for $200 by Toshiba

Posted by Danny Simmons in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/22/...le-monitor-for/

"Toshiba has quietly pushed out a new 14-inch mobile USB display, weighing just 2.8 pounds and retailing for a freakishly affordable $199.99."

Well done Toshiba! This is a very nice looking display at a great price. I can think of a million uses for something like this. It sounds like an optional AC adapter is required to get the full brightness from this device, but it will still give you basic functionality with USB power.


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Would You Like That Monitor For Here or To Go?

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 04:30 AM

http://www.tgdaily.com/consumer-ele...outs-monitor2go

"DisplayLink spokesperson Kim Stowe told TG Daily that Monitor2Go is a high-quality, full-size display that can be used with virtually any notebook or desktop PC. "Most multi-monitor fans are frustrated when they have to leave their desktop set-up behind and are limited to one screen while traveling," explained Stowe. "

Ever since I went multi-monitor, it has been difficult to go back. My desktop has a triple monitor setup, and when I use my laptop at home, I often hook it up to an additional monitor. However, when I am out on the road, I go slumming and deal with the single display that my laptop provides. There have been some options like carting around a monitor to trying out one of those tiny USB powered monitors however, the new Monitor2Go options sounds tempting. At 1280x800 resolution, the monitor packs enough resolution to be useful for a wide variety of tasks but no comment has been made about whether the 15.4" display is powered by the USB port alone. If that is the case, they might have already found a buyer. Anyone know of other mobile multi-monitor options?


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