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Old 09-07-2011, 10:30 PM
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Default Does DisplayLink Live Up To The Hype?

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/usb-graphics-adapter,3006.html' target='_blank'>http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...apter,3006.html</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"So, how do you get the flexibility to connect three of four displays at a time? DisplayLink has a solution in its technology that enables graphics over the USB bus, connecting to monitors with USB inputs.&nbsp; These devices are handy in a pinch, but how do they actually work? We take a deeper look at this technology so you know what to look out for before buying multiple monitors for your mobile workstation."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1315422952.usr20447.jpg" style="border: 0px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>Adding extra monitors to desktops has been relatively easy for over the past decade.&nbsp; I remember my first experience with them on Windows 98.&nbsp; It was like a whole new window of opportunities lay before me.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Of course, most discrete video cards offer at least two video outputs, but laptops tend to be a bit more restricted.&nbsp; Even with desktops, some people are shy about opening their computer to put in an additional or discrete video card.&nbsp; DisplayLink has been a great solution for those, with limits.</p><p>HD movie watching you will not do with DisplayLink.&nbsp; Well, HD movie slideshows are possible, but not smooth action.&nbsp; For simpler activities such as twitter, facebook and Google+, DisplayLink should suffice.&nbsp; What about ThunderBolt?&nbsp; USB3?&nbsp; Well, both are slowly making their way into notebooks, but they are still quite limited in number but when they come around, we should no longer be bound by the all-in-one nature that notebooks tend to provide.</p>
 
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