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DualHead2Go Digital ME

Matrox DualHead2Go adapter broadens your monitor horizons

TUAW
By Michael Rose
April 9, 2013

TUAW reviews DualHead2Go Digital ME

"If your widescreen ambitions can't be contained by a mere 1920x1080 HD screenscape, the fine folks at Matrox have a solution for you. The DualHead2Go Digital Mac Edition (ME) display adapter, priced around US$160, is built and marketed specifically for the Thunderbolt and DisplayPort-enabled Mac models."

"Like the rest of Matrox's line, the DualHead's pro-style design would be perfectly at home in a video editing workstation or studio. The unit, about the size of a pack of cards, sports two DVI-D ports on the back to connect your two displays for pairing. The aluminum case features cheesegrater-style ventilation holes that match nicely with the look of the aging Mac Pro desktop."

"The responsiveness of the big screen was surprisingly good. Matrox's hardware doesn't do any hefty graphics processing of its own; rather, it presents the large virtual display resolution to the onboard GPU and lets the graphics chip in the Mac do the heavy lifting of drawing on that big canvas. On the Retina MBP, I didn't notice any dragging or slow performance onscreen, even with several QuickTime movies playing at once."

Read the complete DualHead2Go Digital ME review on TUAW.


Two displays, one video output: A Matrox workaround works pretty well, but isn't perfect

EDN Network
By Brian Dipert
February 26, 2013

EDN reviews DualHead2Go Digital ME

"The DualHead2Go Digital ME worked as advertised; I tethered it the DVI inputs of two AOC model E2243FW 21.5" LCDs, each with 1920x1080 pixel resolution. The DualHead2Go Digital ME's "quick setup" facility automatically reported a 3840x1080 pixel resolution virtual primary display to the system, with the laptop's built-in LCD acting as the secondary display. And Matrox's PowerDesk software, available for both Mac OS X and Windows, enables you to customize the resolutions and refresh rates of each connected display, the primary-versus-secondary prioritization of them versus a laptop's built-in LCD, and various other variables (such as the menu bar location)."

"My girlfriend is finding the resultant setup to be eminently usable; specifically, she's running virtualized Windows 7 (via Parallels) on one display, with Mac OS X apps dedicated to the other LCD."

Read the complete DualHead2Go Digital ME review on EDN Network.


Matrox DualHead2Go Digital ME

Macworld Spain
By Javier Rodríguez
December 2012

Macworld Spain reviews DualHead2Go Digital ME

"Not only is the [DualHead2Go Digital ME] small, handy, and extremely useful, but so is the accompanying software, which enables a feature that lets you send the active window to any screen by simply using a shortcut keyboard, while also allowing you to manage various settings for different monitor combinations connected to the video adapter."

"Also noteworthy is the product's ability to accept firmware updates in a simple way that does not require any kind of expertise; resolves potential resolution issues that may occur or the ability to further refine its operation or provide new features to the available hardware."

"Considering price and performance, in our opinion this is a recommended product."

Read the complete DualHead2Go Digital ME review in the December 2012 issue of Macworld Spain (PDF).


Review: Add two displays to your Mac with the DualHead2Go ME

Macworld US
By Kean Bartelman
Nov 1, 2012

Macworld US gives DualHead2Go Digital ME 4 mice rating

"The DualHead2Go Digital ME is a straightforward device to use; you can finish installation in a few steps."

"The Matrox DualHead2Go ME is a device that does exactly what it’s meant to do: add desktop space by adding DVI displays. It’s simple to connect, and the PowerDesk software makes optimizing your display setup really easy."

Read the complete DualHead2Go Digital ME review on Macworld US.


Test : Matrox DualHead2Go Digital ME

Macworld France
By Tanguy Andrillon
October 9, 2012

Macworld

"In use, we see it with a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro for a user who wants to use two monitors at the office. It can also be used for digital signage with two very large monitors of over 40 inches. Matrox also addresses some interesting applications like combining two projectors or having an extended image."

"What Matrox has come up with here is simple to use and take advantage of without requiring a technical background."

Read the complete DualHead2Go Digital ME review on Macworld France (French).


Two additional DVI-displays at Thunderbolt-Mac: Matrox DualHead2Go-adapter tested

ifun.de
By Christian Hieber
October 02, 2012

ifun reviews DualHead2Go Digital ME

"The setup was quite easy and fast to complete."

"All things considered, the Matrox DualHead2Go ME is for sure an interesting option for Mac-users, who own a modern computer with Thunderbolt-output and need a low-priced solution for connecting two monitors."

Read the complete DualHead2Go Digital ME review on ifun.de (German).


Matrox DualHead2Go Digital ME

iCreate
By iCreate
September 2012 Issue

iCreate gives DualHead2Go Digital ME 4/5 stars
iCreate

"Connecting your Mac up to an external display is one thing, but if you've got a Mac powerful enough to support Aperture, Final Cut Pro X as well as Mail and Safari at the same time, it'd be nice to have the real estate to see them all. Enter Matrox and its DualHead2Go Digital ME box. This feather-light aluminium hub hooks up to your Mac via its Thunderbolt or Mini DisplayPort (you'll need to run a firmware update to get it Thunderbolt-ready) and to two external displays via DVI to give you a whole lot of screen space."

"All in all, we found the setup and configuration process incredibly quick and easy. It's a somewhat specific solution to a rare problem that's only really experienced by power users, but Matrox's answer is more than adequate."

Read iCreate's complete DualHead2Go Digital ME review (PDF).


Matrox DualHead2Go Digital ME Display Adapter

Geekanoids
By Dave Cryer
September 18, 2012

Geekanoids

"A really good way of getting dual monitors on what was really a system designed to just run the internal display and one external display. This extends that and allows you to run two external displays."

"During use, I found it to be really good: no problems at all setting up, very high-quality product. I love the construction of it as well."

"If you want to achieve those dual displays off of your system, this is definitely the way to go."

View the complete DualHead2Go Digital ME review on Geekanoids' YouTube channel.


First Look: Matrox DualHead2Go Digital ME Multi-Display Adapters

Church Production Magazine
By Jim Kumorek
September 5, 2012

Church Production Magazine

"If you’re not familiar with the DualHead2Go, it connects two video displays (computer monitors, projectors, etc.) to your computer, presenting it as one double-wide display device. For example, using it to connect two projectors running at 1,280 x 720 resolution (720p), your computer would see one display running at 2,560 x 720, enabling graphics programs to feed content to those two displays as if they are one. When using a graphics program that only expects to work with one presentation display (like PowerPoint, for example), this simplifies the process of getting the graphics onto two (or in the case of the TripleHead2Go, three) displays. You just design your content for the wider resolution, and you’re good to go."

"Once I was up and running, the system worked very well—and can greatly simplify using multiple video displays showing different content through one video output of your computer."

Read the complete DualHead2Go Digital ME review on Church Production Magazine.


Matrox DualHead2Go Digital ME and Matrox DualHead2Go Digital SE review

Hardware.Info
By Frank Everaardt
September 5, 2012
Hardware.Info Gold Award

Hardware.Info

"The Matrox DualHead2Go Digital ME or DualHead2Go Digital SE is an affordable and practical way of adding a maximum of 3840x1200 pixels to your digital work space. Having a large desktop is a great way of improving your productivity, and having to identical screens next to each other works better than combining your laptop with a single monitor."

"If your laptop comes with only a DisplayPort connector and you really want or need a large desktop, then the Matrox DualHead2Go Digital ME for the Mac and the Matrox DualHead2Go Digital SE for Windows is a great solution, and the price of £117 is not unreasonable. We gave it the Hardware.Info Gold Award."

Read the complete DualHead2Go Digital SE & DualHead2Go Digital ME review on Hardware.Info


10 Cool New Devices For Summer
Two-Headed Laptop

CRN
By Edward J. Correia
August 17, 2012

CRN

"More screen real estate leads to better productivity, which allows more time for the beach. For laptop users tired of being stuck with a single external monitor, Matrox offers Matrox DualHead2Go, an adapter that lets laptops drive not one but two monitors from a single digital output port. It also works with desktops. The [DualHead2Go] Digital SE Edition for Windows accepts the output from the system's DisplayPort and creates a desktop of 3,840 x 1,200, which is double that of the standard 1,920 x 1,200, spread across two monitors from the existing GPU. The [DualHead2Go] Digital Mac Edition drives two DVI monitors from the Mini-DisplayPort or Thunderbolt port of so-equipped Macs."

Read the DualHead2Go Digital SE & DualHead2Go Digital ME feature on CRN


Matrox DualHead2Go Digital ME review

Macworld UK
By Duncan Evans
August 10, 2012

Macworld gives DualHead2Go Digital ME 4/5 stars
Macworld

"[DualHead2Go Digital ME] does offer very robust, if not aesthetically pleasing, build quality and will support an additional two, rather than one, monitors. This delivers a super-large desktop of over 3000 pixels wide to go with your native desktop. For MacBook owners wanting to demonstrate some concepts on large screens it means that the main desktop can now fill two screens rather than just one. So, the DualHead2Go offers a lot of different possibilities, depending on what system you are using and what you want to use it for. If you really need that much more desktop space, it is a solid and reliable option."


DualHead2Go Digital SE

Matrox DualHead2Go Digital SE Review

NotebookReview
By Michael Wall
January 17, 2013

NoteBookReview reviews DualHead2Go Digital SE

"Users can set specific programs to span across both screens while having others designated to a specific display, and with the customizable key bindings programs can easily be moved from one display to the next with a simple click of a button. Best of all the Digital SE feels extremely light and smooth, and runs with virtually no tax the PC. At no point was there any noticeable lag or decline in the computers performance while using the adapter. Even when juggling multiple programs between the two displays."

"The Matrox DualHead2Go Digital SE is a solid display adapter that provides multiple display functionality without hindering performance."

"If you find yourself in a need of a multiple display adapter, then the [DualHead2Go] Digital SE will serve you well."

Read the DualHead2Go Digital SE review on NotebookReview


Matrox DualHead2Go Digital SE Review

OCModShop
By Alan McCloskey
November 14, 2012

OCModShop awards DualHead2Go Digital SE 5-Star Badge
OCModShop awards DualHead2Go Digital SE 5-Star Badge

"[DualHead2Go Digital SE] can increase business productivity for those that could otherwise not enable more than two displays. You can organize windows into different sections of your desktop and move non-critical information onto a side display, compare documents side-by-side and you can multi-task without having to toggle between applications."

"The Matrox DualHead2Go Digital SE allows you to extend your desktop for hardware that has limited capabilities. This device only takes input from a DisplayPort and most hardware that features a 'professional' graphics port can easily drive three monitors."

"The PowerDesk software lets you set up 'cells' within the virtual monitor that lets you snap application windows, and the software does a great job keeping menus and dialog boxes from getting caught between screens."

"If you fit in the category of users who need this functionality, then this product is a lifesaver."

Read the complete DualHead2Go Digital SE review on ocmodshop.com


Matrox DualHead2Go Digital SE External Multi-Display Adaptor Review

Overclockers Club
By ajmatson
October 23, 2012

Overclockersclub.com gives DualHead2Go Digital SE OCC Gold Award

"The Matrox DualHead2Go Digital SE is the display adaptor you have been looking for but never found. The image quality for such a small adaptor is superb — it never looked washed out or faded as you can see from the introductory photos for this review. I just cannot say enough about the quality; it is simply one of those things you need to see firsthand to appreciate. I have used a number of external monitor adaptors ranging from VGA to DVI and even HDMI, and this has to be the best looking one I have used to date. The full digital input and output is what drives the adaptor, so I am not surprised that the quality is superior to some of the cheaper brands out there. The setup is very simple and is almost plug and play once the driver is installed. There is very little setup needed to get up and running out of the box. The DualHead2Go adaptor is small and lightweight making it very easy to tote around to different locations or to tuck away for sign use, etc. With the wide number of uses that the Matrox DualHead2Go offers, it is nice to be able to take it with you or mount it out of the way if needed."

Read the complete DualHead2Go Digital SE review on Overclockers Club.


Matrox DualHead2Go Digital SE review

PC Advisor
By Robin Morris
October 17, 2012

PC Advisor gives DualHead2Go Digital ME 4/5 stars
PC Advisor reviews DualHead2Go Digital SE

"Matrox essentially invented the idea of driving multiple monitors from one computer. The ability to spread your workload across multiple screens has long been an excellent aid to productivity."

"The Matrox DualHead2Go Digital SE effectively fools your PC into thinking that your two screens are actually one big flat-panel. That allows for a pretty impressive maximum resolution of 3840 x 1200 pixels. That's equivalent to two 1920 x 1200 (16:10 aspect ratio) displays side-by-side."

"Should you want more control over how images are presented on the two screens, you'll want to acquaint yourself with Matrox's PowerDesk software. Matrox has spent many years tweaking this software, and it works extremely well.

It's very simple to swap displays around (without needing to physically change the cables) or to divide the desktop into segments or determine which screen an application will open up on."

"The PowerDesk software allows for considerable flexibility, and for those who need to fine-tune multi-screen systems, it's the best solution we've seen."

Read the complete DualHead2Go Digital SE review on PC Advisor


Connect 2 Monitors to Your PC, Mac with Matrox DualHead2Go Adaptors

CIO
By Paul Mah
September 10, 2012

CIO

"The DualHead2Go Digital SE lets you connect two external DVI monitors to your PC using a single DisplayPort input, and its much more afforable [vs. TripleHead2Go DP Edition] at $179. The GXM (Graphics eXpansion Module) DualHead2Go Digital SE supports High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) so users can view copy-protected content on HDCP-enabled displays."

"Overall, I'm very pleased with the Matrox DualHead2Go Digital SE, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to set up a multi-monitor rig with their DisplayPort-enabled laptops."

Read the complete review DualHead2Go Digital SE review on CIO.


Matrox DualHead2Go Digital ME and Matrox DualHead2Go Digital SE review

Hardware.Info
By Frank Everaardt
September 5, 2012
Hardware.Info Gold Award

Hardware.Info

"The Matrox DualHead2Go Digital ME or DualHead2Go Digital SE is an affordable and practical way of adding a maximum of 3840x1200 pixels to your digital work space. Having a large desktop is a great way of improving your productivity, and having to identical screens next to each other works better than combining your laptop with a single monitor."

"If your laptop comes with only a DisplayPort connector and you really want or need a large desktop, then the Matrox DualHead2Go Digital ME for the Mac and the Matrox DualHead2Go Digital SE for Windows is a great solution, and the price of £117 is not unreasonable. We gave it the Hardware.Info Gold Award."

Read the complete DualHead2Go Digital SE & DualHead2Go Digital ME review on Hardware.Info


10 Cool New Devices For Summer
Two-Headed Laptop

CRN
By Edward J. Correia
August 17, 2012

CRN

"More screen real estate leads to better productivity, which allows more time for the beach. For laptop users tired of being stuck with a single external monitor, Matrox offers Matrox DualHead2Go, an adapter that lets laptops drive not one but two monitors from a single digital output port. It also works with desktops. The [DualHead2Go] Digital SE Edition for Windows accepts the output from the system's DisplayPort and creates a desktop of 3,840 x 1,200, which is double that of the standard 1,920 x 1,200, spread across two monitors from the existing GPU. The [DualHead2Go] Digital Mac Edition drives two DVI monitors from the Mini-DisplayPort or Thunderbolt port of so-equipped Macs."

Read the DualHead2Go Digital SE & DualHead2Go Digital ME feature on CRN


DualHead2Go DP Edition

Matrox DualHead2Go/TripleHead2Go

stereo journalGerman Society for Stereoscopy Magazine (DGS)
By Günter Macho, Vienna
September 2012

German Society for Stereoscopy Magazine reviews DualHead2Go DP Edition

"Whoever wants to project 3D via beamers needs a PC with 2 graphics outputs. Laptops got usually only one graphic output; therefore you need an additional device which splits the signals and send them to the projectors. A Matrox DualHead2Go (outputs for 2 projectors or 2 external monitors) or TripleHead2Go (outputs for 3 projectors or 3 external monitors) is quite well suited for this."

"The projection runs flawless out of m.objects. You only have to drag the display out of the timeline on the external output-device. The playback of an exe-file also works very well. […] The projection will be put onto the Matrox [DualHead2Go DP Edition] in both cases (and thereby onto the projectors); the laptop-display stays active."

Read the complete DualHead2Go DP Edition review (German) in stereo journal issue 03/2012, booklet 105, ISSN 1612-6004, pages 14-15


Review: Matrox DualHead2Go DP Edition

Technically Cre8tive
By Doug Shill
March 12, 2012

Technically Cre8tive gives DualHead2Go Digital ME 5/5 stars
Technically Cre8tive Image

"During my testing for the DualHead2Go, I ran it thru it's passes with a number of applications, ranging in CPU & GPU demand. Some that I use on occasion. But most that I use almost daily. The DualHead2Go shined in all of my tests. With the main advantage being it's use of the existing GPU's and bandwidth. Not being limited to USB's throughput is the key here. Safari, Google Chrome and FireFox all performed just as any normal monitor setup and connection. 1080p and 4k video plays with zero lag and latency.

FinalCut Pro X is simply a joy to work with, especially when it is spanned the length of the dual 23" displays (3840×1080). An editors dream, as you can enlarge the view of the clips in the magnetic timeline for optimal viewing and working. Thumbnails in the event library browser are much easier to see and skim thru. And lastly, the size of the viewer is much larger, and easier to view your edits, effects, transitions, color corrections etc. These views in FCPX are simply better and easier to work in the larger they are. And being able to stretch them across two displays is an editing game changer. I doubt I will ever edit complex video projects on a single display ever again.

As many know, I have done live broadcasts / podcasts with Wirecast for a while now. And putting on such a production is always a chore. Complicated to setup and manage as the shows go on, especially when having multiple guests that Skype in for the show. On average, I would have the following applications running during the show: Wirecast 4 to stream the production, who's interface is much like a video editing suite. Desktop Presenter to capture video sources for the live broadcast. Safari for including website video of products/websites discussed. Collouqy which is the IRC chat client that connects to the chatroom for the live shows. Twitter for gathering questions for the shows. One to four instances of Skype with guests video. Audio Hijack Pro to capture and record the audio from the stream. iTunes for playing viewer questions/comments. As you can see, this is quite the undertaking for one display, and to be honest. This is the bare minimum for any given show. Many podcasters that I know, turn to multiple system solutions for shows similar to mine. Not because they can't be produced on one computer., but due to the complicated nature of putting on such a production and the amount of applications running that constantly need to be accessed and brought into the broadcast. With the DualHead2Go, I am able to organize windows and applications across the three displays 15″ MacBook Pro, and dual ASUS 23″ LED"s, to import all video sources from Wirecast and Desktop presenter into the shows."

"It is no secret that I absolutely love my Matrox DualHead2Go DP Edition. To me, it is the single most important peripheral to my MacBook Pro for what I do as a creative professional. Multi-monitor setups instantly add screen real-estate and improve productivity, efficiency and workflow process."

Read the complete Matrox DualHead2Go DP Edition review on Technically Cre8tive


Matrox DualHead2Go DP Edition review

IT PRO
By Harry Butler
January 5, 2012

IT PRO

"With two DVI or DisplayPort displays connected, the maximum possible resolution stated by Matrox is 3,840 x 1,200 (2x 1,920 x 1,200) pixels, although we found it also supported the slightly higher 16:9 resolution, 4,096 x 1,152. If you use a pair of DisplayPort-to-VGA adapters you'll be capped at 3,360 x 1,050. Even then, the increased screen area is dramatic, particular if you're used to using a 13in or 17in laptop. If that isn't enough for you, it's even possible to pair two DualHead2Go units to enable up to four displays from just two DisplayPort outputs."

"The maximum possible resolution stated by Matrox is 3,840 x 1,200 (2x 1,920 x 1,200) pixels. If your computer is capable of rendering 3D graphics or displaying high definition video footage then the two monitors will no trouble displaying such content smoothly. This is due to the fact that the DualHead2Go uses your computer's existing video outputs to connect more monitors and not USB, like some cheaper multi-monitor output adapters.

While you are able to use the DualHead2Go as it comes out of the box, Matrox's PowerDesk software significantly improves the user experience. As Windows sees the DualHead2Go as a single large display rather than two additional monitors, maximising a window or opening a new program will see it spread across both displays, leaving you to manually resize or reorient individual windows. PowerDesk allows you to split the single large display into two cells, letting you maximise programs on just one of your two displays, or set a default monitor for new programs to appear on. It's a vital addition and makes using the DualHead2Go just as refined as Windows' standard multi-monitor experience."

Read the complete Matrox DualHead2Go DP Edition review on IT PRO


DualHead2Go review
Expand your screen real estate and improve your efficiency with ease

Macworld UK
By David Howell
July 15, 2011

Macworld UK gives DualHead2Go 4/5 stars
Macworld UK

"Creative professionals have known for years that the acres of screen space created in a dual-monitor setup can enhance productivity. Outside of the creative industries, many users have wanted to connect multiple monitors to a MacBook but lacked an elegant solution. Matrox now offers a range of multiple monitor adaptors for any application."

"We liked the fact that the DualHead2Go was a completely plug-and-play affair. Connecting two monitors to any MacBook is fast and easy."

"After working with even the largest MacBook Pro, once you see your desktop on two or more large-screen monitors there's no going back."

"Everyone can benefit from multiple monitors, and with this Matrox device you can begin using dual or even triple monitor setups in minutes."

Read the complete Matrox DualHead2Go DP Edition review on Macworld UK


Because you can never have enough screen real estate

Postmedia News
By Murray Hill
February 2, 2011

Postmedia News

"I've been using a 24" monitor for the past year at home and, until recently, at work, and have really been spoiled by the real estate. The next step seemed to be to get a larger monitor than that, or a second monitor—after all, you can never have too much hard drive space or a large enough monitor. So I went out and bought myself a second 24" display and connected the two monitors to my MacBook Pro with Matrox's DualHead2Go DP Edition Graphics Expansion Module. Now I have a whopping 48" of screen real estate to fool with and I can even have more if I decide to open the lid on the MacBook Pro and include that screen in the mix."

"Now that I have the DualHead2Go up and running, the extra real estate is fantastic. I love it, I have email open on one screen and my browser open on the other—I leave the lid closed on the MacBook Pro because I prefer to use two large screens of the same size rather than two large and one small. Your imagination is your only limiter with this type of setup—the beauty of it is that you can open more windows than ever before, which really helps in terms of convenience and productivity. With my multiple windows open all at the same time it's a piece of cake to go from window to window—nothing is on top of anything else, so I can see all the applications I want running at one time at a glance instead of having to bring them to the front one at a time. Or, if I want I can simply open one window and make it the entire width of the two monitors—perfect for looking at an Excel spreadsheet."

"The more I use my setup the more I like it and the better I get at making the best use of the area. I find that even a 24" monitor now seems small!"

Read the complete Matrox DualHead2Go DP Edition review on Postmedia News


Dual Monitor Setup with Matrox DualHead2Go DP Edition

My Apple Zone
By Daniel Schuyler
January 22, 2011

MyAppleZone

"Having two displays makes a huge difference. I use the two displays primarily for video editing and having two displays makes it so much easer to do my video editing."

"This was the best solution I found for driving two displays off the MacBook Pro or any computer for that matter."

"I really like this unit. I like how small it is. I like how easy it is to set up and I like how well it drives the two displays. It's really a great unit."

View the Matrox DualHead2Go DP Edition review on MyAppleZone


Kool Tools: Matrox DualHead2Go DP Edition

Apple Central
By Dennis Sellers
Jan 21, 2011

Apple Central

"This is an especially interesting solution for MacBook or MacBook Pro users, as more and more people are transitioning to this platform, but still can still benefit from an expanded onscreen desktop space. With two monitors, plus the notebook's LCD, creative professionals can comfortably view and use more applications simultaneously to achieve more in less time."

"The DualHead2Go DP Edition doubles your viewing space. Combined with your notebook's LCD, it creates a digital workspace for laying out all your tools and applications. And if you want you can always close the lid of your notebook, work with the external monitors and save the backlight of your notebook."

"Full screen DVD and video playback is supported with the Matrox products. If your laptop or desktop computer is already equipped with a DVD player, you will be able to watch a DVD or video content on any of the monitors of your multi-monitor environment. Playback will be as smooth as it would have been without DualHead2Go."

"A nice thing is that the DualHead2Go doesn't depend on the limited bandwidth of your USB connection, nor does it depend on the limited bandwidth of any PC card bridge. Your 2D, 3D and video performance aren't affected by the DualHead2Go connected to your system."

"And if you need -- or just want -- LOTS of screen real estate, you can connect multiple DualHead2Go units in one system. However, they must be the same make and model."

Read the complete Matrox DualHead2Go DP Edition review on AppleCentral


Review Matrox DualHead2Go DP (DisplayPort) Edition

Architosh
By Anthony Frausto-Robledo LEED AP
Nov 29, 2010

Architosh gives DualHead2Go DP Edition 4.5/5 stars
Architosh Mac CAD and 3D professionals

"Once everything is setup you can truly enjoy the use of multiple monitors. Stretching out on two to three large external displays-whether Apple Cinema units or units by others-while working is truly enjoyable. One must remember too that your laptop display also adds to the real-estate, beyond the supported maximum resolutions supported and shared across multiple GXM units."

"Having calendar, email, database or other business applications open while working on CAD/3D applications is very useful. And this setup isn't just useful for CAD or 3D professionals, it is darn useful to anybody who needs to "look and read" from one window while working in another. That would include web and graphic designers and even journalist professionals like us writing this review!"

"Matrox has done an excellent job with this unit and its sister triple head unit works identically. If expanded screen real estate has been on your wish list the Matrox DualHead2Go DP Edition or its sister TripleHead unit are excellent choices to make this happen."

Read the complete Matrox DualHead2Go DP Edition review on Architosh


10 Specialty Tech Vendors To Put To The Test

The CPA Technology Advisor
By Isaac M. O'Bannon
September 2010

The CPA Technology Advisor

"Multi-screen monitors are pretty much the standard now in professional practices. But while most new desktop PCs and Macs now come with support for two monitors, they don't always support more than that. If your primary workstation is a laptop, adding multiple monitors can seem even trickier. Matrox makes it simple, though, providing the DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go systems that simply plug into each monitor and into the computer. No more opening up a PC box to change video cards or worrying about complex hardware requirements. Matrox makes adding multiple monitors easy."

Read Matrox DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go on The CPA Technology Advisor


Review Matrox DualHead2Go DP (DisplayPort) Edition

Notebookcheck
By Klaus Hinum
June 09, 2010

Notebook Check

"The elegant black DualHead2Go box makes a high-end impression. The metal case made in China is manufactured flawlessly and the rounded design looks nice. The stability is very good due to the metal case. The four ports have been fitted cleanly into the case and are screwed into the case and not only soldered on the mainboard.

Apparently, the whole case also serves as a cooling unit during use because of the cavity on the bottom. Due to this, Matrox could waive on a fan and you are rewarded with silent use."

"The image quality was without flaw due to the digital connection. Focus and color representation couldn't be discerned from a monitor connected directly."

"In comparison to USB monitors, the performance is significantly better and doesn't differ from a directly connected display. Compared to still very expensive 30" monitors, the combination of two 24" monitors and the DualHead2Go is cheaper and offers more screen space."

Read the complete Matrox DualHead2Go DP Edition review


DualHead2Go Digital Edition

Video Review: Matrox DualHead2Go External Multi-Monitor Upgrade

Church Production Magazine
By Jim Kumorek
April 2011

Church Production Magazine

"Have you ever wanted to use multiple video projectors for more of an environmental design and wondered how you’d easily manage the images for those projectors? Or simply wish you could treat multiple projectors or displays as one large display?
I did recently, wanting to treat two video projectors (normally projecting the same video feed) at the left and right edges of a stage as one wide screen in order to use it for scenic projection for a theatrical production. And with the recommendation of another local church, we took a look at the Matrox DualHead2Go adapter.

The DualHead2Go is a fairly simple device that connects between one VGA output of your computer and your video displays or projectors. It takes those multiple output devices, and presents them as one extra-wide display device to the computer. For example, we connected two projectors running at 1024x768 to the outputs of the DualHead2Go, and the computer saw them as one display, 2048x768 in size."

"For environmental projection, this is a cool system."

"If you need or desire to treat multiple screens as one display unit, the Matrox DualHead2Go is well worth a look."

Read the complete Matrox DualHead2Go DP Edition review on Church Production Magazine



The CPA Technology Advisor
10 Specialty Tech Vendors To Put To The Test
"Multi-screen monitors are pretty much the standard now in professional practices. But while most new desktop PCs and Macs now come with support for two monitors, they don't always support more than that. If your primary workstation is a laptop, adding multiple monitors can seem even trickier. Matrox makes it simple, though, providing the DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go systems that simply plug into each monitor and into the computer. No more opening up a PC box to change video cards or worrying about complex hardware requirements. Matrox makes adding multiple monitors easy."
 
ConnectPress
"Matrox GXMs—namely the DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go product lines—harness the power of a graphics processing unit (GPU) inside a laptop or PC enabling CAD professionals to run CAD applications on up to three external monitors—with full hardware acceleration on each display."


The Best PC Tips Ever
"Some tips will help you work smarter and others will maximize playtime, but they'll all make the most of your laptops potential."


CrunchGear
"My recommendation is the same as Ferris Bueller's: If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up. My productivity has gone up measurably and it's really made adjusting to life with just a laptop a lot easier, especially since I'm used to my desk looking like a stock trader's."


EventDV.net

"The usability and productivity advantages of dual-monitor desktop setups are well-known; simply having more screen real estate means you can display larger, longer timelines, or show a more detailed clip bin information area, or have more than one program's windows wide open."


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"...this is a solid choice."


ocmodshop
"As a productivity tool, the Matrox DualHead2Go gets around several limitations of traditional multimonitor. This product would be more helpful to laptop users where there is no physical way to upgrade to multiple displays, but is also helpful for the desktop user who is fed up with traditional multi-monitor support."


TechnologyTNT
"...we were pleasantly surprised to see a compact gadget that we could carry around with us to help us increase our monitor screen real estate."


MCC
"Our overall impression of the DualHead2Go is that it can be a useful upgrade for users who want to switch to dual monitors but not dig into their PC and add a new video card. It's also useful for laptop users who can't upgrade their internal video card."


Technoyard
"Matrox being the innovators they are, have yet again produced a product to give a whole new meaning to the multi monitor working environment. It has overcome many drawbacks traditional dual monitor setups face and has offered it in a solution that does not require cumbersome installations."


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Matrox Named to Prestigious Military Training Technology Top 100 List.
Recognition for the contribution Matrox has made to the military training industry was awarded based on the Matrox Graphics eXpansion Modules (GXM) series of external graphics hardware.

 
DDR
Empowering Multi-Display Technology editorial
"Dynamic retail signage on video monitors, plasma screens, and LCDs are the tools to grab attention, inform and entice audiences. Matrox multi-display graphics solutions deliver targeted, noticeable and powerful customer communications in malls and other retail applications that include PoS, kiosks, self-service check-out and more."


Digital Home Thoughts
"If your computer happens to be a laptop or slim profile desktop with no room to add another video card, then I easily recommend the Matrox DualHead2Go Digital Edition, it's easy to setup, it flawlessly renders video across multiple displays, and has a good set of tools to help customize your experience."


Gearlive.com
"It's easy to become addicted to the beauty of more screen real estate on your machine. Once you've used two displays, you really hate to go back to a single anemic, constrained display."


On Computer
"What we got was a display that stretched across both screens, literally giving us the big picture. That was fun to look at, but the part we thought more interesting and useful was being able to run different programs on the two screens. We could use the mouse to drag any icon from the desktop on one screen over to the other and open it there. Both screens remained fully operational. You can also drag open programs from one screen to the other."


tech Power Up Editor's Choice
"tech Power Up rating: 9.5/10"
"tech Power Up Editor's Choice Award"
"If you need all the desktop space you can get in your environment, the Matrox DualHead2Go is a great choice."


DMN
"The Matrox DualHead2Go is an ideal solution for those who need more display real estate to create content, and that would be just about anyone creating content. It is especially ideal for notebook computer users, as you are able to take advantage of up to three displays (1 of which is the notebook display) at the same time. It is a boon to productivity to have access to that much display real estate..."< /td>


DE online
Editor's pick of the week
"A palm-sized external device, DualHead2Go Digital Edition lets you create dual-monitor setup with your notebook or desktop quickly and inexpensively."


Notebook Review.com
"With this adapter (DualHead2Go Digital Edition), business users can increase their screen real estate by 50% with the addition of a third display (including the laptops own LCD). In the past you may have been limited to Word documents and web browsing, but not any longer ... now you have one more screen on which to watch your favorite movie!


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Elise Moss, CADzette newsletter
"I have tried out the DualHead2Go and found it incredibly painless to install and use. If there is a level higher/better than Plug and Play, the DualHead2Go would fall in that category."



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"Multi-screen monitors are pretty much the standard now in professional practices. But while most new desktop PCs and Macs now come with support for two monitors, they don't always support more than that. If your primary workstation is a laptop, adding multiple monitors can seem even trickier. Matrox makes it simple, though, providing the DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go systems that simply plug into each monitor and into the computer. No more opening up a PC box to change video cards or worrying about complex hardware requirements. Matrox makes adding multiple monitors easy."
 
ConnectPress
"Matrox GXMs—namely the DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go product lines—harness the power of a graphics processing unit (GPU) inside a laptop or PC enabling CAD professionals to run CAD applications on up to three external monitors—with full hardware acceleration on each display."


Top 100 list award logo
Matrox Named to Prestigious Military Training Technology Top 100 List.
Recognition for the contribution Matrox has made to the military training industry was awarded based on the Matrox Graphics eXpansion Modules (GXM) series of external graphics hardware.


StudioDaily "If you need to create a more efficient desktop with plenty of extra screen space, the DualHead2Go is the fastest, and most affordable way to get there."


EventDV.net
"I set up my Adobe Premiere Pro timeline stretched across the two external monitors and then used the laptop's monitor as an output screen so I could view my video in a larger format. The DualHead2Go had the configuration up and running quickly and easily."


Guy Graphics
"The DualHead2Go, like Wesley Willis would say, is "very affordable". Priced at under $200, this is a very logical solution to providing additional monitor output without having to replace your current video card or tear open your computer."



"The DualHead2Go allowed me to have my timeline on one of my external monitors, my work bins and other tools on the other, and program output from Premiere Pro on my laptop's monitor. Now that's what I call maximizing the creative productivity of your laptop!"



"Connected to a graphic board with good signal quality, both outputs of the DualHead2Go delivers sharp images." (Translated from German). Read the entire review on page 64 of the 17/2006 (07.08.2006) issue of c't (Germany).



"DualHead2Go is a great way to increase display area."



"DualHead2Go is especially useful in the financial environment, where displaying information on many screens simultaneously is common. The [DualHead2Go] is an affordable solution..." Overall score: 4/5 (Translated from Italian). Read the entire review on page 183 of the July/August issue of PC World (Italy).



"The ability to see more than one document or spreadsheet at a time has generally been the province of financial or serious GIS users, not the average laptop user. The DualHead2Go add-on solves this challenge in an easy and affordable way and in a very tidy package."



"Is it absolutely relaxing and comfortable to spread your envelopes and tools over three displays. Finally space!" (Translated from German). Read the entire review on page 66-67 of the 08/2006 issue of the "Studio-Magazin" (Germany).


"...if you use a notebook as your main computer, you want one of these, it's as simple as that."



"""Matrox DualHead2Go is somewhat ingenious and we wonder why nobody else invented this earlier?"" (Translated from Swedish). Read the entire review on page 94 of the 04/2006 issue of M3 Digital World (Sweden)."




"Thanks to Matrox's new DualHead2Go, using my notebook with two displays is no longer just a productivity dream."



"The DualHead2Go is a unique product that fills a useful niche in the computing landscape by allowing laptop and desktop with integrated video users to experience the many joys of dual monitors."



"The Matrox DualHead2Go device is the perfect solution for notebook users wishing to have the ultimate desktop experience."



"There's really nothing not to like with this product, and I think that's the first time in 20 years I've ever said that."



"[...] the DualHead2Go is one [of] the more resourceful solutions I've seen to the problems of an otherwise cramped display area."


Matrox DualHead2Go was named product of the month by the Editors of NASA Tech Briefs.



"DualHead2Go is a jewel, especially for notebook users who want to work with multiple monitors." (Translated from Dutch). Read the entire review on page 63 of the February 2006 issue of Computer Totaal (Netherlands).



"We are impressed by the new thinking and how well it works." (Translated from Swedish). Read the entire review on page 21 of the 01/2006 issue of MikroDatorn (Sweden).



"...if you tend to keep your laptop in one place, you'll find this is a huge aid to productivity." Read the entire review in the March 2006 edition of PC Advisor (UK).



"This solution is particularly useful with applications that require many tools available on screen or that allow the preview of work such as HTML editor o video editing software." Overall score: 6/6 (Translated from Italian). Read the entire review on page 77 of the March issue of Quale Computer (Italy).



"...Thanks to the optimized output technology, the end quality is really fine without visible losses. " (Translated from Italian).
Read the entire review on page 104 of the March issue of PC Professionale (Italy).



"Actually an easy idea - the splitting of the graphic signal - it bestows mobile users a relatively easy-to-use solution for multi-monitoring." (Translated from German).



"Matrox DualHead2Go is easy to install, easy to use and serves the requested purpose: the utilisation of two monitors with notebooks and systems, which otherwise are not able to do this with a graphic board upgrade." (Translated from German).



"Two screens give you an enormous amount of workspace and your boss will love the productivity. Imagine keeping Microsoft Word or the Firefox browser open in one whole screen while working on a spreadsheet in another." Read the entire review in the January issue of PC Plus (UK).


               
DDR
Empowering Multi-Display Technology editorial
"Dynamic retail signage on video monitors, plasma screens, and LCDs are the tools to grab attention, inform and entice audiences. Matrox multi-display graphics solutions deliver targeted, noticeable and powerful customer communications in malls and other retail applications that include PoS, kiosks, self-service check-out and more."


CNNMoney.com
"The effect of multi-monitors on your computing life is immediate and stunning: The second monitor extends the desktop across both screens. So your mouse – and all things controlled by it – simply flies from one monitor to other. No clicks needed."



"...it's perfect if you want to edit movies, trade your stocks, or edit your fancy graphics on the road."



"On the pages of this magazine, we've often extolled the benefits of using multiple monitors – increased productivity by being able to have full windows open at the same time showing your tax application, source documents, review sheets, or research resources. For those who still haven't done so because they were worried about having to get a new video card or other tech issues...well, your excuse is gone."



"[...] device performed extremely well. It provided the necessary screen space to increase my productivity. I enjoyed being able to grab and move a window from one screen to the next. What a concept! I no longer have to deal with virtual windows."



"Even with the new jumbo-sized laptops, sometimes the screen you have just isn't big enough for what you want to do. You can't easily put a bigger screen on your laptop, but you can add Matrox's DualHead2Go, an external multi-display product that can be used in conjunction with the built-in display to power as many as three displays."



"The new DualHead2Go from Matrox is a very easy unit that does exactly what it says it does. It enables you to spread your Windows 2000 or Windows XP computing real estate over multiple monitors without having to open your computer and install a special multi-display adaptor."



"...and the performance of the internal graphics attains one-to-one to the connected displays." (Translated from German).
Read the entire review on page 36 of the 05/2006 issue (in German).



"Connected with a laptop, DualHead2Go can replace the monitor of the notebook with two LCD or it can be added as a third display. Information can be displayed in either "independent" or "stretched" mode." (Translated from Italian). Read the entire review on page 54 of the June issue of Automazione e Strumentazione (Italy).


eWEEK
“[…] device neatly displayed large spreadsheets and generally gave me a spacious work area where I could open multiple windows to more effectively work on projects.”



"The Matrox DualHead2Go is an excellent solution to achieve a multiple display system for your computer or notebook. It's very portable; you don't need to change the video card in your system, and provides an image that is just as good as a dedicated display. For less than $160, the price is reasonable for the bump in productivity that you can experience."



"Matrox has produced a high quality product that is easy to install and use by almost anyone. Anyone who is looking to expand their desktop real estate or increase productivity, the Matrox DualHead2Go is THE device to use."


“[Matrox DualHead2Go] is the answer to every laptop-users dreams."




"It's a clever solution to a simple problem, and does its task well."



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“DualHead2Go is a great way to increase display area.”



"Installing the DualHead2Go could hardly be easier. [...] The Matrox DualHead2Go works flawlessly and is definitely worth its price for those who need lots of screen real estate to get things done."



"Matrox offers with the DualHead2Go an elaborate yet easy solution." (Translated from German). Read the entire review on page 115 of the 03/2006 issue of PC Praxis (Germany).



"Everyone who has already been waiting a long time for such a solution gets a wish fulfilled [...]" (Translated from German). Read the entire review on page 52 of the 02-03/06 issue of CADplus (Germany).



"The Matrox DualHead2Go is a great accessory-tool for everyone who also wants to work on an notebook with two additional big screens." (Translated from German)



"[....] Matrox DualHead2Go, like the whole Matrox products-line, is a solution designed for personal and professional productivity." (Translated from Italian)


PC Games Hardware
"[...] DualHead2Go delivers a good image quality." (Translated from German). Read the entire review on page 32 of the 01/06 issue of PC GAMES Hardware (in Germany).



"The Canadians did a really good job with the DualHead2Go, we recommend it as a good purchase." (Translated from German)
Read the entire review on page 46 of the 02/06 issue of ComputerVideo (Germany).



"Pros: Very small size, efficient, easy to handle. In short: If you are looking for a practical and handy solution for connecting more than one monitor to your PC, Matrox DualHead2Go is your product." Overall score: 88 (Translated from Italian) Read the entire review on page 58 of the February issue of Computer Magazine (Italy)



"DualHead2Go is born to improve productivity in graphics studios where the workspace offered by a single screen is never enough… The installation is easy, it just requires connecting the two monitors to the Matrox device. From a well-known technology comes an easy-to-install device for mobile users that wish to work with two monitors simultaneously." Overall score: 8. (Translated from Italian). Read the entire review on page 69 of the January issue of Portatile & Wireless (Italy).



"DualHead2Go is able to increase the functionality of the notebook used not only on the go but also as a main PC instead of the traditional desktop. The operation of this small box is easy, even for those who aren't IT hardware experts. [...] Pros: Easy to use; handy and intuitive software suite". (Translated from Italian). Read the entire review on page 13 of the January issue of PC Open (Italy).



"Pros: Flexible system, easy to install, excellent quality. [...] The less experienced user will be able to integrate, in a easy way, the dual monitor feature and improve his work thanks to a wide resolution made available." (Translated from Italian). Overall score: 8. Read the entire review on page 145 of the February issue of PC Magazine (Italy).



"[...] with a laptop, you can enjoy the advantages of three work areas, two of them at the dimensions you want. Even if DualHead2Go is designed mainly for the laptop, it is also a good solution for desktop when you wish to add a monitor without adding a graphics card". (Translated from Italian). Read the entire review on page 85 of the February issue of Computer Arts (Italy).





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