Multi-monitor desktops are starting to become more commonplace as LCD panels and powerful graphics cards get more inexpensive. Not only can you have more workspace when browsing multiple web pages, but you can further enhance your workflow by having several related windows open on different monitors.
There are a few annoying problems with using Windows’ built-in multi-monitor support. For one, the taskbar doesn’t span all of your monitors; cramming all of your open items onto one display. Most games are not multi-monitor aware, either, so playing ultra-widescreen games across multiple monitors hasn’t been possible – that is until you use one of Matrox’s external multi-head adapters. Matrox has now unveiled one of their latest products, the DualHead2Go Digital Edition, which opens up a whole new world of work and gaming possibilities.
As the name suggests, the DualHead2Go Digital Edition improves over their previous model with the replacement of analog VGA output digital DVI. This new unit still takes regular VGA as a source, converts to digital, and outputs to two different monitors.
DualHead2Go Digital Edition is compatible with a wide range of notebooks and desktop computers. A complete list of known compatible systems is available and will be regularly updated to reflect new system support.
Minimum system requirements
- Single VGA output connector, on a compatible system
- Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows 2000, Windows XP x64bit, Windows Vista™ and Mac® OS X v10.4
- Display driver supporting 2048 x 768 or 2560 x 1024 resolution
- Powered USB connector
Dimensions: 10 cm x 14 cm x 3.2 cm
Weight: 235 grams
Connectors: HD-15 (analog) x 1 (input); DVI-I (digital) x 2 (outputs), USB
Warranty: 2-year limited warranty
Part number: D2G-A2D-IF
- DualHead2Go Digital Edition connector box
- One 2-foot HD15-to-HD15 (analog) monitor cable
- One USB cable
- Matrox PowerDesk utilities for Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP