This video shows two similar 2-monitor setups: the first using PCIe graphics, the other using Intel chipset graphics + a DisplayLink USB chip like the kind used in Plugable’s products. The DisplayLink solution takes the power consumption from ~80W down to ~50W. Over time, and as you add more monitors, that’s a huge savings. Read […]
Category Archives: Mac
The Gadgeteer has been doing product reviews since 1997, and they just wrote a review of the Plugable UGA-2K-A. A couple interesting things covered: The usefulness of multiple monitors – once you’ve used them, it’s hard to go back to the limits of one screen. They show using the DVI-to-HDMI adapter included with the UGA-2K-A, […]
There are reports of a few problems with the just-released OS X 10.6.3 update from Apple, and current DisplayLink drivers (1.5 and 1.6 beta) for Mac. In particular, displays in a rotated (portrait) configuration are corrupted. Switching back to standard unrotated mode is a workaround. DisplayLink users on Mac might want to hold off on […]
DisplayLink has just released an updated beta OS X driver with Snow Leopard 64-bit support. Previously, Snow Leopard users had to be careful to stick with a 32-bit kernel to use DisplayLink devices. This driver removes that limitation. The beta drivers are available from DisplayLink here: http://displaylink.org/forum/showthread.php?t=268 These drivers work on all of Plugable’s laptop […]
Tuxera, a company that provides both open source and commercial filesystem drivers, announced the millionth download of NTFS for Mac today — that’s a large number, with many or most downloads being the free NTFS-3G solution. We use NTFS-3G on Mac OS 10.4 here, in combination with the Plugable USB 2.0 SATA All-in-one Storage Dock […]
The Plugable Universal Docking Station is getting some minor but nice upgrades to the latest chips for each function. All new units shipped from March 1, 2010 forward have these new features: Upgraded the DisplayLink DL-160 to the newer DL-165 Previous maximum resolution was 1680×1050, now 1920×1080 Moved from two 4-port NEC USB hubs internally […]
Connect extra displays to nearly any computer (one adapter required per monitor) with USB 2.0. VGA, DVI, or HDMI monitors, projectors, and TV’s connect through the top-of-the-line DisplayLink DL-195 chip, with resolutions up to 2048×1152 using this USB graphics adapter.
Using a single USB port on your laptop or desktop, connect to an extra display, speakers, ethernet, and 4 USB 2.0 ports. Works with any Windows PC brand: Acer, Compaq, Dell, HP, Gateway, Lenovo, Sony, Toshiba, etc. Drivers for Mac OS X 10.7 and 10.8 available.