Matrox TripleHead2Go Triple Monitor Expansion Review


Do I really need 3 monitors?

Now were going into new territory here folks, not only did I put three monitors on my already too crowded computer desk, but I frickin played games while doing it, giving me a whole new appreciation of panoramic.

So I got my new TripleHead2Go a couple of weeks ago and like a kid opening up his birthday present, I tore right into the packaging. But what’s this? There is no manual to be found, what the? I mean we are a society of people who power up new electronic devices and begin futzing around with them without ever looking at the manual.

Whether it’s completely on purpose or just due to the excitement of the new electronic whatchamacallit. But here, I call shenanigans, there isn’t a manual anywhere to be found! I mean, how can I ignore said manual if it doesn’t exist. I was looking forward to tossing it into the ginormous drawer of other manuals that I never planned on reading either and thumbing my nose at it when I managed to hook the thing up without nary a hiccup.

System Single VGA output connector, on a compatible system Operating system Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 2000 Display driver Support for 1920 x 480, 2400 x 600, 3072 x 768 or 3840 x 1024 resolution

Matrox TripleHead2Go Specifications

supported display modes product information
  • 1920 x 480 (triple 640) 60Hz
  • 2400 x 600 (triple 800) 60Hz
  • 3072 x 768 (triple 1024) 75Hz
  • 3840 x 1024 (triple 1280) 60Hz
  • Regular VESA-compatible single screen modes at up to 1600×1200 on center display
  • Additional resolutions (such as DualHead modes or Triple Widescreen modes) can be enabled through the TripleHead2Go Mode Expander Tool.
  • Dimensions 9.2 cm x 10.7 cm x 2.5 cm
  • Weight 168 grams
  • Connectors HD-15 (analog) x 4 (1 input, 3 output), Power (5VDC, 2A)
  • EMC certifications Class B – CE, FCC, VCCI
  • Warranty 2-year limited warranty
  • Part numbers T2G-A3A-AJF (with a US-type power cable);
  • T2G-A3A-EUF (with a UK-type and a Continental-European-type power cable);
  • T2G-A3A-FEF (with an Australian-type power cable)