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35 reviews | 4.2 out of 5
I just got it and it's already at work. All you need is a second monitor, put in the cd, restart your computer, and WAMMO it's right there! This is a nice cheaper alternative to the main one on the site ($10 difference makes the most of this). Considering I'm using vista, the most incompatible with anything, I'm glad I had no trouble. Notice: Will only work if you have a USB 2.0 port, this isn't for someone with an ANCIENT computer. However I have a nice flat screen and a right out of the 90's big honkin' CRT monitor (weighs more than a TV I must say) works fine. Happy with the purchase.
The USB2VGAE2 will NOT work for a Dell Duo running Windows 7, despite both Walmart and the Manufacturer listing 7 as an appropriate OS.
I am NOT running Aero.
My video processing is reduced to the absolute minimum, and the USB2VGAE2 install-disk makes my computer UNSTARTABLE. With or Without the disk still online. Note Dell (who also sells the USB2VGAE2) does NOT list Windows 7 in THEIR USB2VGAE2 spec-sheet (although Walmart and Startech do)
Nor does the paper booklet that accompanied the USB2VGAE2 I purchased through Walmart mention W7. It doesn't work with W7.
It's a good little gadget, and it does what its supposed to do. There are some drawbacks - since you're not using a dual monitor internal card, there is significant lag time when you use media-rich content such as video or flash. However for word processing or excel spreadsheet usage, there's no problem whatsoever. For the money and ease of use, it's well worth the price. Recommended.
Does the job for Windows XP. I tried it on Windows 7 and could not get it to work - I'm ok with that, I'll just use on my XP box where it works great.
- no need to open the cpu; which is a very big plus if you don't know what graphic card your motherboard can take;
- USB. Cons:
- installation CD needed to get it to work; so don't misplace or toss it;
- it changes the 2nd monitor number from time to time: it means that,
after the first time you drag the window* to the 2nd monitor it will remember it the next times so you don't need to drag it again when you double click on the 1st monitor the program's icon that you need to work with; but if the monitor number changes after a power down or a log-off then you will have to drag the window again because it will not open on the 2nd monitor when you double click the program or file; which is not a big deal. * rem that in order to be able to drag the window over it should not be maximized; maximized windows will not move to the 2nd monitor.
This thing worked great so I could project a power point on a screen and still se the "Presenter's View" on my laptop. The only issue I may have is upon shutdown of my laptop, I now get an error. Don't know if the "drivers" caused this or not.
Works great for what I needed. I just wanted something to extend my desktop so I could multitask easier, view multiple documents & websites, etc. The disc that comes with the adapter doesn’t work with Windows 7, but there are instructions in the box on how to download the latest drivers from www.startech.com. My recommendation is don’t even use the disc. Just download the newest driver from the site before you plug in the adapter. Not even sure why they include the disc in the box.
The product works great! It was my first time setting up dual monitors, so I called Star tech's technical support. The service provided for installing and setting up my displays was excellent. Great product. Great support. Excellent price. I'm really happy.
Very easy instructions and installation. Works great for the Dual Screen function. Called customer service to ask one question. They were friendly & helpful
Super easy to use with a PC with no second VGA plug for a second moniotr. At first it powered off when my PC went to sleep fo some reason, but after simply unplggin/repluggin the USB it was fine!
So I purchased this adapter to run a 3rd monitor off of my laptop for work. Pros: Easy set up - Cord is long enough for positioning the monitor where you want it - price Cons: The monitor that is hooked to this adapter does not function very well. The screen is choppy at times, there is a very noticeable lag. Wait time for tech support was about 1 1/2 hours When I drag a window to the monitor that is run by this adapter, there is not only lag but you can see the choppiness of the page. It does not look very good at all, almost like looking at an older television from the late 70's.
When I contacted their tech support ( after the looooooong wait ) they directed me to download the "new" driver. This fixed absolutely nothing. I searched for answers to why it was this way and the truth is you get what you pay for. If you're looking to add another monitor with an adapter I recommend you spend about 20 bucks more and get a better one. I would not purchase this product again and I would not recommend anyone purchase this, just not worth it.
It was easy to install. It freed up my PCI-E slot for other use. It provided ample resolution 1680 x 1050 and speed (I am not a gamer.) It provides the possibility of easily transferring a monitor from one computer to another as the need arises.
Cons. It does not allow the old 640 x 480 setting for those who have vision problems.
It works with XP. I don't know about other OS's.
Price and performance outstanding. Keep up the good standards for your electronic equipment. Tgaile
Works fine on Windows 8 but the need for loading drivers will prevent it from working with Windows 8 RT.
Simple way to ad extra monitor without having to do an internal install
Worked perfectly, Just plug it in and away it went. Have been enjoying it ever since I got it Thanks
Product easily installed on my windows XP machine. Had an extended desktop on a 2nd screen in a matter of minutes. Has greatly increased my productivity by avoiding clicking back and forth between multiple windows. Well worth the money.
A great product and works great!
Product was great and meet our expectation, we are now up and running on our new computer at church and can use our power-point on screen.
If you do not have the time, money of knowledge to replace your video card this is the next best way to go. It was easy to install and I am now using two monitors at work. Greatly increases my work.