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

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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.

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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:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004AIJE9G/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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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.

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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: http://www.amazon.com/Plugable-UGA-3000-HDMI-Adapter-Windows/dp/B00A2E1MQA

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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.