Give yourself vast desktop real estate with the Matrox TripleHead2Go
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Not just for games
The Matrox TripleHead2Go Triple Digital Edition transforms you single-screen video signal into a video signal that can expand across three separate monitors. The nice thing about the TripleHead2Go is that it accomplishes this task in a small, light-weight package that does not require expensive additional video cards.
Matrox obviously understands the importance of the PC gamer. This kind of set would definitely appeal to that demographic. Of course, one has to wonder if a hard core gamer would prefer to buy a single large monitor.
All there is to it
This is the TripleHead2Go in all its glory.
The incoming video can be VGA or DVI.
The out going video stream on the Triple Digital Version is all DVI.
We are using three Sony 19 inch monitors and a Lenovo Thinkpad p61.
Matrox provides a CD-ROM with the necessary drivers.
The software loaded quickly but the reboot took an extraordinary long time. Not sure what the delay was, but the drivers eventually installed.
Initially, the default resolution was a bit off. I had to add the wide (16:10 ratio) versions of the driver.
There we go
After the tweak, we have a display that spans three monitors. The operating sees a single monitor.
Lots of cable
The TripleHead2Go requires numerous cables.
And more cable
Not that is some real estate
We have a single monitor with a resolution of 3480 X 800.
With all that real estate one can keep a good eye on the happenings at TechRepublic.
In general, I like the TripleHead2Go. It works exactly as advertised, which is always a pleasant surprise. But I can’t help but wonder if a more elegant solution would be to buy a larger single monitor. Granted you can’t get a 3048 X 800 resolution like you can with the TripleHead2Go, but you can get a substantial amount of real estate.