dealsusb 2.0 to vga/dvi/hdmi adapter for multiple…


I have two of these I've used for the past year and a half, and they work really well. I've got both of them running at 1920x1080 on the same USB bus and haven't had any issues.


This price is not stellar, but it is a good deal. I have a different brand that looks nearly identical (linked below). It is set up with a laptop dock for working from home, so it hasn't seen heavy use, but it drives a 1080p monitor performing office tasks seamlessly.

The difference is in the chipset. The DL-195 in the Sabrent can support 1920x1200 whereas the DL-165 only supports up to 1920x1080.

Alternative product always listed at $39.95:


I haven't used this brand, but I'd say look up the reviews and see how this one performs under full-screen refresh.

I used 3 or 4 different devices before I landed on the UV Plus+ 19 DisplayLink device, which has worked out really well for me (though it does run the CPU pretty hot while watching a video on that monitor). The first few used heavy compression for initial refresh then repainted a few ms later. It might sound trivial, but it was very obvious and distracting on my secondary monitor. They also showed a pretty significant lag in the order of 50-100ms. Again, seems trivial, but when dragging things from one monitor to the next you could really feel that lag.

So far wooters say they're pretty good. I trialed devices back around 2006-2008 range, so I'm sure they've gotten a lot better by now. But because it was so bad for me, I figured I'd at least put it out there so people know what to look for.


I have used the Plugable brand version of this adapter with great results. HOWEVER, do yourself a favor and get the new version for $10 more here:


Works great with Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr).

Opened the shrinkwrap, plugged it in, and 5 seconds later Ubuntu auto-configured a second screen display.