DualHead2Go DP Edition Awards and Review
Expand your screen real estate and improve your efficiency with ease
By David Howell
July 15, 2011
“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.”
Because you can never have enough screen real estatePostmedia News
By Murray Hill
February 2, 2011
"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!"
Dual Monitor Setup with Matrox DualHead2Go DP EditionMy Apple Zone
By Daniel Schuyler
January 22, 2011
"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."
Kool Tools: Matrox DualHead2Go DP EditionApple Central
By Dennis Sellers
Jan 21, 2011
"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."
Review Matrox DualHead2Go DP (DisplayPort) EditionArchitosh
By Anthony Frausto-Robledo LEED AP
Nov 29, 2010
"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."
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By Isaac M. O'Bannon
"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."
Review Matrox DualHead2Go DP (DisplayPort) EditionNotebookcheck
By Klaus Hinum
June 09, 2010
"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."