Dual monitors - which USB display adapter do you use?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by laser71, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. laser71 macrumors regular

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    For anyone using dual external displays with their MBP (or other), which USB powered display adapter are you using? What would you recommend?

    I am considering this Sabrent one - although there are a lot of options.

    I'm not interested in the DualHead2Go, etc - as I want two separate monitors, and not one large stretched one.
     
  2. dcoulson macrumors member

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    I use this with both my MBP and my MacMini:

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Newer%20Technology/VIDU2DVIA/

    Been pretty happy with it so far.
     
  3. laser71 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the quick reply, that definitely looks pretty good. Not that it's a big requirement for me, but how does it perform with video?
     
  4. dcoulson macrumors member

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    Pretty awful. It'll chew up your CPU pretty quickly if you try to play video on it, although something like YouTube isn't too bad.
     
  5. Pokernut macrumors member

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  6. GadgetAddict macrumors 6502

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    I got two DIAMOND BVU195 Usb to DVI adapters. I have them on two Dell 24" 2407wfp monitors @ 1900x1200 each. All in all I am very happy. They work great with everything BUT fullscreen video.
     
  7. dcoulson macrumors member

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    Yep, that is how I have it setup on my MacMini (2009) - Three 1920x1080 displays between mini-DVI, mini-DisplayPort and the USB DisplayLink adapter.
     

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