Video / Graphics Cards

Using multiple monitors

A good way of working is to use multiple monitors to show work screens displaying separate applications or different windows of the same application instead of switching between them on a single screen.

Note that USB is not a graphics standard, but monitors that connect using the USB connection interface are available.

Common Multi-Monitor Questions –

USB graphics adapters and USB monitors

USB graphics adapters

Monitors that use the USB interface are now available. The following article (August 30, 2011) deals with DisplayLink’s technology that provides adapters that enable monitors with VGA, DVI, HDMI or USB input ports to be connected by a USB port on the desktop or laptop computer. You can also use a USB hub/dock to connect multiple monitors that use USB graphics adapters. The KUPA USB graphics adapters reviewed in the video below can be daisy-chained and support VGA, DVI and HDMI monitors via a USB port on the controlling computer.

Most new laptops only provide a single USB-C port. Therefore if you want to use USB-C for multiple monitors, the best way is to use a dock (docking station) that connects to the USB-C port and provides connection to all of the graphics’ connection standards – HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort, VGA. See the video below on a USB-C Triple Dock.

USB Monitors? DisplayLink’s Technology, Examined –,review-32262-3.html

Plugable USB-C Triple Dock – unbox review and test –

KUPA USB Video Adapter (HDMI + VGA) Unboxing and Setup –

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