USB to DVI Adapter – 1920x1200

USB 2.0 External Video & Graphics Card | Multi-Monitor | USB-Powered | Supports Windows®

Product ID: USB2DVIE3

3,4 stars (14 reviews) |
  • Supports resolutions up to 1920x1200
  • Includes DVI to VGA Adapter and supports the use of DVI to HDMI adapters
  • Works with desktop and laptop computers
Your price
€74,99 EUR excl. VAT
€93,74 EUR incl. VAT

The USB2DVIE3 USB DVI Video Adapter offers a perfect external multi-monitor solution, enabling you to add a high-resolution (up to 1920x1200) external DVI output to your desktop or laptop computer system using an available USB 2.0 port.

A cost-effective solution for systems that lack the outputs required for a multi-monitor setup, this high-performance USB to DVI adapter can be used to mirror your primary display and show the same image on both screens, or extend your desktop to double your workspace.

This small form factor USB video adapter can be used with up to 4 additional (5 total) USB2DVIE3 USB video adapters, creating multiple DVI connections to add additional displays quickly and easily - all without having to open the computer case to add extra video cards.

Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

  • Add a secondary display adapter and extend your desktop display without taking apart your computer to install a new video card
  • Add multiple (up to five) monitors/projectors to your computer setup using one USB2DVIE3 device for each additional display
  • View large or multiple spreadsheets that span multiple displays
  • A compact, lightweight solution for traveling business associates using laptop PCs enabling connection to a secondary display
  • Connect multiple monitors to a single computer to create engaging multimedia presentations
  • Use the adapter to connect your PC to your television for showing family pictures and movies
  • Increase productivity by running multiple applications on different screens, check your email on one display and work on a document in the other
  • Great for researchers and writers offering the ability to have reference material on one display and a working document copy on the other

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Compact, USB powered adapter provides the easiest way add a high-resolution secondary or additional display to your PC
  • Completely external device offers a simple upgrade solution saving the cost and hassle of upgrading the internal video card on your system
  • The ability to use multiple adapters (up to five) provides a scalable display configuration for future expansion

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram DK V931610
  • ALSO Denmark 000000000002763967
  • UPC 065030844161

Compatibility

  • Windows 7 logo
  • Windows 8 logo
  • Windows 10 logo
Windows® 10 (32/64)
Windows 8 / 8.1 (32/64)
Windows 7(32/64)
Windows Vista (32/64)
Windows XP (32/64)

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Connector A USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0
1 - Connector B DVI-I (29 pin)
Environmental Operating Temperature -10°C to 55°C (14°F to 131°F)
Storage Temperature -25°C to 75°C (-14°F to 167°F)
Humidity <85% RH non condensing
Hardware AV Input USB 2.0
AV Output DVI
USB Pass-Through No
Memory 32MB
Industry Standards USB 2.0 Compliant
Chipset ID Trigger - T2-285B
Packaging Information Package Height 40 mm [1.6 in]
Package Length 21.3 cm [8.4 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 304 g [10.7 oz]
Package Width 14.6 cm [5.7 in]
Performance Supported Resolutions Widescreen(16/32 bit):
1920x1200, 1920x1080, 1680x1050, 1440x900, 1360x768, 1280x800, 1280x768, 1280x720

Standard(16/32 bit):
1600x1200, 1400x1050, 1280x1024, 1280x960, 1152x864, 1024x768, 800x600
Wide Screen Supported Yes
MTBF 200,000 Hours
General Specifications This USB video adapter uses a Trigger family chipset. If you’re connecting this device to a computer along with additional USB video adapters or docking stations, please avoid using devices with a DisplayLink or Fresco family chipset.
Physical Characteristics Weight of Product 108 g [3.8 oz]
Color Black
Material Plastic
Cable Length 50 cm [19.7 in]
Product Length 88 mm [3.5 in]
Product Width 52.5 mm [2.1 in]
Product Height 18 mm [0.7 in]
Software OS Compatibility Windows® 10 (32/64)
Windows 8 / 8.1 (32/64)
Windows 7(32/64)
Windows Vista (32/64)
Windows XP (32/64)
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements System Processor: Quad Core 2.4GHz (i5 recommended)
System Memory: 4GB
Note This USB video adapter uses a Trigger family chipset. If you’re connecting this device to a computer along with additional USB video adapters or docking stations, avoid using devices with different family chipsets, such as DisplayLink® or Fresco Logic®
Connect a maximum of five USB video adapters on a single computer. Support for multiple adapters will vary depending upon your system resources
This USB video adapter is not intended for graphical intensive applications, such as gaming
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package USB to DVI adapter
DVI to VGA adapter
driver and software CD
instruction manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

Installation

Note: Do not physically connect the USB video adapter to your computer until you are instructed to (Step 5).

Prior to installing this device, please ensure that your operating system is up to date (for example, you have installed the most recent service pack).

To install the driver:

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website (http://www.startech.com/Support). You can find the part number and product ID on the product’s packaging.

Note: Windows will typically save the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Users\your_name\Downloads).

  1. Once the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, select Extract All, and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. In the list of extracted files, right-click the Setup.exe file and select Run as Administrator.

Note: If the Run as Administrator option is not available, you might be attempting to run the installer from within the zipped file. Extract the files using the instructions in Step 2.

  1. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the device drivers and restart the computer when prompted.
  2. Once Windows has restarted, connect the USB video adapter to your computer.
  3. Your computer will automatically complete the driver installation and your device should be ready to use.

Note: Installation may take several seconds to complete. During the installation your display might flicker; this is normal. Once the installation has completed you will see your Windows desktop extended to the additional monitor.

Note: Do not physically connect the USB video adapter to your computer until you are instructed to (Step 5).

Prior to installing this device, ensure that your operating system is up to date (for example, you have installed the most recent service pack).

To install the driver:

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website (http://www.startech.com/Support). You can find the part number and product ID on the product’s packaging.

Note: Windows will typically save the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Documents and Settings\your_name\My Documents\Downloads).

  1. Once the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, select Extract All, and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. In the list of extracted files, double-click the Setup.exe file.
  3. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the device drivers and restart the computer when prompted.
  4. Once Windows has restarted, connect the USB video adapter to your computer.
  5. Your computer will automatically complete the driver installation and your device should be ready to use.

Note: Installation may take several seconds to complete. During the installation your display might flicker; this is normal. Once the installation has completed you will see your Windows desktop extended to the additional monitor.

Note: Physically disconnect your USB Video Adapter from the computer before completing the steps below.

Windows 10 / 8

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows Key + X.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Programs and Features.
  4. Click Uninstall a program to display a list of all installed software on your computer.
  5. Locate and select the USB Display Device (Trigger Family) software.
  6. Click Uninstall at the top of your screen to begin the removal process and restart your computer when prompted.

Windows 7 / Vista

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Programs and Features.
  4. Click Uninstall a program to display a list of all installed software on your computer.
  5. Locate and select the USB Display Device (Trigger Family) software.
  6. Click Uninstall at the top of your screen to begin the removal process and restart your computer when prompted.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Add/Remove Programs to display a list of all installed software on your computer.
  4. Locate and select the USB Display Device (Trigger Family) software.
  5. Click Remove to begin the removal process and restart your computer when prompted.

Troubleshooting

  1. Our driver may not be installed or is out of date.  Install the latest driver from StarTech.com’s website.
  2. The primary display adapter for the computer has an outdated or basic driver installed. Update the video driver using the manufacturer’s support site.
  3. The product requires an existing video controller (onboard or discrete) from Intel, AMD, or NVIDIA.  The video controller must have a WDDM (Windows Display Driver Model), compatible driver. Most video controllers from 2008 or newer will meet this requirement.
  4. An incompatible operating system is being used (i.e., MCT based adapter and macOS).  If using a Mac, we recommend exchanging the product for a DisplayLink based version.
  5. The display connected to the StarTech.com adapter is set to the wrong video input. Use the display’s on-screen display menu to select the correct input.

Your user account may require administrator privileges to install the driver.  If the computer is managed by the IT department or service provider, they may need to be contacted to help with this step.

Disable hardware acceleration in each browser and Office application, then close and re-open each application.

Ensure the Sound Playback device in Windows (or Output device in macOS) has been set to be our USB audio device.

When you troubleshoot issues with a USB video adapter, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • Video cables

  • Video source

  • Video destination

  • USB video adapter

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the video cables, video source, video destination, and USB video adapter in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.

  • Use a different video cable, video source, video destination, and USB video adapter in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Test each cable individually.

  • Use short cables when you are testing.

When you test the video cables, video source, video destination, and USB video adapter, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Check Device Manager under Display adapters, Universal Serial Bus controllers, or USB Display adapters. To do this, press the Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter to open Device Manager.

  • If you do not see the USB video adapter in Device Manager, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/support/faqs/technical-support?topic=expansion-cards#usb-cannot-detect-windows.

  • If the device is listed with an error, reinstall the drivers following the instructions on the website.

  • Check to see if your video card drivers are current. You can check what video card you have in Device Manager under Display adapters. It is recommended that you go directly to the video card manufacturer's website to check for the latest drivers.

  • Check to see if the monitor is being detected by Windows.

To check to see if Windows is detecting the monitor using a computer that is running a version of Windows XP, do the following:

  • Right-click on the desktop and click Properties.
  • Click the Settings tab.
  • If you see Drag the monitor icons to match the physical arrangement of your monitors, it means that Windows is detecting more than a single monitor. You can click the drop-down menu under Display to see which monitors are detected. This option is not available if Windows only detects a single monitor.

To check to see if Windows is detecting the monitor using a computer that is running a version of Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8, do the following:

  • Right-click on the desktop and click Screen Resolution.
  • You can click the drop-down menu under Display to see which monitors are detected.

If hardware acceleration is enabled on any of your software applications, it can result in poor resource management and limit the performance of your video device. If you experience this problem, you should disable hardware acceleration in the program(s) that were impacted. 

To disable hardware acceleration in common applications and operating systems, complete one of the following series of steps, depending on what software application(s) or operating system that you are running.

Chromium-Based Microsoft Edge:

 

  1. Click the Options icon (it has three dots on it).
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Click System.
  4. Uncheck Use hardware acceleration when available.

Internet Explorer 9 and later

Note: Earlier versions of Internet Explorer do not use hardware acceleration.

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Open Control Panel.
  3. Click Network and Internet.
  4. Click Internet Options.
  5. Click the Advanced tab.
  6. Browse to the Accelerated graphics screen.
  7. Select the Use software rendering instead of GPU rendering check box.
  8. Click Apply.
  9. Restart your computer.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Press the Alt key.
  3. Click Tools and Options.
  4. Click the Advanced icon.
  5. Click the General tab.
  6. Under Browsing, clear the Use hardware acceleration when available check box.
  7. Click the OK button.
  8. Restart your web browser.

Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Click the Options icon (it has three horizontal lines on it).
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click Show advanced settings.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and clear the Use hardware acceleration when available check box.
  6. Restart your web browser.

Microsoft Office 2013 / 2010

  1. Open any program in Microsoft Office (for example, Microsoft Word).
  2. Click the File tab.
  3. In the menu on the left side of the screen, click Options.
  4. Click Advanced.
  5. Under Display, select the Disable hardware graphics acceleration check box.
  6. Close and restart all of the Microsoft Office programs that you had open.

Windows 10 / 8

  1. Press the Windows key +X.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Personalization.
  4. Select a high-contrast theme.

Windows 7 / Vista

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Personalization.
  4. Select a non-Aero theme. Ideally, you should select a basic and high-contrast theme.

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Open the Control Panel.
  3. Select Display.
  4. Click the Settings tab.
  5. Click Advanced.
  6. Click the Troubleshooting tab.
  7. Move the Hardware Acceleration slider to None.
  8. Restart your computer.

If the display connected through your USB display adapter does not wake up after your computer has been in extended hibernation, it is likely that Windows has automatically turned off the USB Root hub to save power. 

The steps below outline how to configure the USB root hub to stay on during hibernation, to prevent this from happening.

Windows 8 / 10

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows key + X and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound, then click Power Options.
  3. Click Change plan settings for the plan you want to change.
  4. Click Change advanced power settings.
  5. Click the plus sign (+) next to “USB settings” and “USB selective suspend setting” to expand the options and change the setting to Disabled.
  6. Click OK to apply the setting.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB display adapter after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

Windows 7 / Vista

  1. Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound, then click Power Options.
  3. Click Change plan settings for the plan you want to change.
  4. Click Change advanced power settings.
  5. Click the plus sign (+) next to “USB settings” and “USB selective suspend setting” to expand the options and change the setting to Disabled.
  6. Click OK to apply the setting.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB display adapter after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

Windows XP

  1. On your desktop, right-click the My Computer icon and select Properties.
  2. Click the Device Manager tab.
  3. Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers by clicking the arrow to the left of it.
  4. Right-click the first USB Root Hub device and select Properties.
  5. Click the Power Management tab.
  6. Clear the box next to Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.
  7. Click OK to apply the setting.
  8. Repeat steps 4-7 for any remaining devices in the Universal Serial Bus Controllers section with “Root Hub” in the name.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB display adapter after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

While the purpose of our USB Video Adapters are to add an additional video output to your laptop or desktop computer, these adapters still require some resources from your internal video card. On a small number of video cards, adding a USB Video Adapter can exceed the limit of available resources, causing one of the connected displays to turn off.

As a possible workaround for this issue, we recommend using a more powerful USB Video Adapter that has a higher amount of integrated RAM, such as our USB32VGAPRO (512MB), USB32DVIPRO (512MB), or USB32HDDVII (1GB).

Touchscreen Monitors

A mixture of touchscreen and non-touchscreen displays can cause a conflict with your internal video card. Because of this limitation, touchscreen functions may be disabled when the USB Video Adapter is connected, or the USB Video Adapter may not work at all. Contact the manufacturer of your system to confirm whether your specific model can support a secondary display or not.

All-in-One Computers

Many all-in-one computer systems limit the number of possible monitors to one. This is a limitation in how all-in-one computers are typically manufactured, so adding an external display may not be possible regardless of which USB video adapter is used. Contact the manufacturer of your system to confirm whether your specific model can support a secondary display or not.

When you use remote desktop software to access a computer with a USB video adapter, keep the following things in mind:

  • Not all remote desktop software supports multiple monitors.
  • Not all remote desktop software supports monitors that use USB video adapters.
  • If the primary monitor is a monitor that uses a USB video adapter, you might run into problems.  If you do, try to continue to log in as the display might come back once you log in.

In order for your mouse to move properly between your monitors you must rearrange your monitors in Windows to match the physical location of your monitors on your desk. To do so, complete the following based on your operating system:

Windows 10 and Windows  8

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows key + X and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Appearance and Personalization, then click Display.
  3. Click the Resolution or Adjust Resolution option from the left column, which will display your monitors as numbered icons.
  4. Click Identify to display the numbers on each connected monitor, showing how the operating system has assigned their positions.
  5. Click and drag the monitor icons to best match your physical setup.
  6. Click OK to apply the changes and close the window.

Windows 7 and Windows Vista

  1. Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Appearance and Personalization, then click Display.
  3. Click the Resolution or Adjust Resolution option from the left column, which will display your monitors as numbered icons.
  4. Click Identify to display the numbers on each connected monitor, showing how the operating system has assigned their positions.
  5. Click and drag the monitor icons to best match your physical setup.
  6. Click OK to apply the changes and close the window.

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Display.
  3. Click the Settings tab, which will display your monitors as numbered icons.
  4. Click Identify to display the numbers on each connected monitor, showing how the operating system has assigned their positions.
  5. Click and drag the monitor icons to best match your physical setup.
  6. Click OK to apply the changes and close the window.

To mirror the image from your primary monitor instead of extending your desktop, refer to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/Windows_Mirroring_Monitors

If Display pointer trails or Enhance pointer precision is enabled in your mouse settings, it can cause visibility issues with your mouse pointer on the display attached to the USB video adapter.

To resolve the issue, you can disable Display pointer trails and Enhance pointer precision, by following the steps below:

Windows 10 / 8

  1. On your keyboard, hold down the Windows Key and press X.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Hardware and Sound.
  4. Click Mouse located under Devices and Printers.
  5. Click the Pointer Options tab.
  6. Remove the check box from the Display pointer trails box.
  7. Remove the check from the Enhance pointer precision box.
  8. Click the Apply button.


Windows 7 / Vista

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Hardware and Sound.
  4. Click Mouse located under Devices and Printers.
  5. Click the Pointer Options tab.
  6. Remove the check from the Display pointer trails box.
  7. Remove the check from the Enhance pointer precision box.
  8. Click the Apply button.


Windows XP

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Control Panel

Note: If your control panel is set to category view select Switch to Classic View

  1. Click Mouse.
  2. Click the Pointer Options tab.
  3. Under visibility, remove the check box from Display pointer trails.

If this has not resolved your issue, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/usb-video-adapters-hardware-acceleration.

How To

To arrange extended displays on Windows 10, complete the following. 

  1. Press the Windows key+R, type desk.cpl, and press Enter. 
  2. Under the ‘Multiple Displays’ selection, select ‘Extend Desktop To This Display.’  
  3. Press ‘Identify’ to determine what number each display is assigned to. 
  4. Drag and drop each display accordingly to the physical layout on your desk.  
  5. Click the Apply button. 

To confirm that Windows detects your USB device, complete the following:

  1. Press the Windows key+R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter.
  2. In Device Manager, under the appropriate heading, confirm that your expansion card is listed and that there isn't an exclamation mark next to it.  For example, a USB controller card would be under Universal Serial Bus controllers.

Your USB device is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your USB device, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.

Windows 10 / 8

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows Key + X and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Appearance and Personalization, then click Display.
  3. Click the Resolution or Adjust Resolution option from the left column.
  4. Expand the drop-down menu next to “Multiple displays” and select Duplicate these Displays.
  5. Click OK to apply the changes and close the window.

Windows 7 / Vista

  1. Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Appearance and Personalization, then click Display.
  3. Click the Resolution or Adjust Resolution option from the left column.
  4. Expand the drop-down menu next to “Multiple displays” and select Duplicate these Displays.
  5. Click OK to apply the changes and close the window.

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Display.
  3. Click the Settings tab.
  4. Un-check the box beside Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor.
  5. Click OK to apply the changes and close the window.

Before You Buy

You may have heard of USB video adapters, and have been wondering what they are, and whether or not they will work in your setup.

USB video adapters are devices that take one USB port and go to one or many video connections, such as VGA, DVI, HDMI or DisplayPort.  This is useful if you would like to add an additional display to your computer setup, but are out of video connections on your computer. 

USB video adapters allow you to mirror or duplicate your display, so the same windows are shown on all of your displays, or extend your desktop, so that you can have different windows on each display.

So what do you need to know before you purchase a USB video adapter?

  • USB video adapters require the computer to have a free USB port.
  • Check which video connections your display has, and select the appropriate USB video adapter.
  • Ensure that the USB video adapter is compatible with your operating system.
  • USB video adapters require your video card to be able to handle an additional display.  This is because USB video adapters work with your onboard or dedicated video card to drive additional displays.  For this reason you are advised to confirm this with your video card manufacturer. 
  • Consider what you will be doing on the additional display.  If you are looking to perform less graphically intensive activities like using Microsoft Office, email, or basic web surfing, you can use any USB video adapter.  If you are looking to perform more graphically intensive activities like high end photo or video editing, you want a USB video adapter with dedicated memory. 

There are a few other important things to note:

  • When using multiple USB video adapters on the same computer, they need to use the same chipset family.  For example, MCT/Trigger, DisplayLink or Fresco.  Note: How many adapters you can use depends on the SKU.
  • You may not be able to use a USB video adapter with an All-In-One computer.  These computers are almost always hardwired to only accept a single display.
  • You may not be able to use a USB video adapter with a touchscreen computer or display.  A mixture of touchscreen and non-touchscreen devices can conflict with the video card. 
  • You should not use a USB video adapter to play video games.  They are not designed for use with video games, and their performance with them is poor at best.

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  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
  • If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
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Mac NOT supported

By: youngberg - 01/23/2014
Why this company would make only some of their products available for Mac and then some not is beyond me.
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David S., Customer Support on 19/02/2014 16.01.41
Thanks for your feedback. Since not all of our products are currently compatible with the Mac OS, we recommend checking the Technical Specifications section on each product page under OS Compatibility, or contacting our Tech Support team. If you're still looking for a USB to DVI adapter that's compatible with Mac OS, you might want to check out a similar product - our USB2DVIPRO2 (www.startech.com/USB2DVIPRO2) as an alternative.

By: dmad - 02/19/2014
Not sure what this has to do with the quality of the product.. there's lots of stuff for mac that isn't supported on PCs. You'd think MAC people would be used to this type of inclusive marketing system
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By: NoMac - 01/27/2014
Because macs only account to 5% of the total desktop/laptop market share vs windows which has 92%, it is probably not financially beneficial to develop for such a small install base.
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(4 Stars)

Super easy install, works fine

By: dmad - 02/19/2014
Got this for a client who wanted a 3rd monitor on his laptop for sticking outlook on. It's a USB monitor adapter so you can't expect to do anything fancy.. works fine. The install took about 2 minutes and worked properly right away.
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(5 Stars)

Saves using a graphics card

By: jackallcodemanager - 12/19/2014
Super little device to cheaply give you a 2nd screen, newer PC's might have display ports, but until then this is great. Very occasionally a browser window from one screen may jump to the other on my w7 machine. I'm not sure what clicking the "fixed position" mode does on the software that came with it. I will buy more for other PC's & laptops.
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(1 Stars)

Don't bother just get a new video card

By: brian - 03/17/2015
Bought a few of these for a client that had a mix of workstation and form factors. Thought it would be a easy solution to get dual monitors on all their workstations. The performance of this device is not very good. Users are just coping and pasting text from a word doc to email not like they are trying to game with them. Tech support recommends disabling Aero and all the eye candy features to get it to work somewhat better. I personally wouldn't use it so it's hard for me to sell it to my clients. #shouldofjustgotnewvideocards
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(5 Stars)

Never had a single problem with it.

By: thezuur - 10/12/2015
I use this device at work, connected to a docking station that shares 4 users. None of us have any problems. Very happy with it.
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(5 Stars)

By: Abby B - 12/06/2016
I received this adapter for free in exchange for my honest opinion, and it was just what I have been looking for. At work, we use up to 3 monitors at a time and with just a laptop at home, I could never really take advantage of our work-from-home option, as switching back and forth between windows is next to impossible for our projects. After receiving this adapter though, I can happily say that my work week is much less stressful now that I have the freedom to work from my home computer. It was very easy to install the drivers and I have not had any issues thus far with performance. It brought up a perfect 2048x1800 display on my second monitor and has remained stable and reliable.
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(4 Stars)

Easy to use

By: carol13 - 12/07/2016
I was pleased with the adapter`s performance. I should mention that I received a free sample of this item to review. Installation was simple and the 2nd monitor worked fine. The USB connection was an easy way to add a 2nd monitor, however this did mean I had one less USB port to use for other things. I also wish the USB cord was slightly longer to allow more options where to place my computer and monitor. Overall I was happy with this adapter, but wish it was also compatible with Mac.
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(4 Stars)

Pretty Satisfied!

By: Diggy - 01/06/2017
I'm pretty satisfied with the adapter, but I do want to note that I received the adapter as a free sample. I think it's pretty self explanatory to set up, but the length of the adapter could be longer. For the most part, the adapter served its purpose, but there were a few times where I experienced display issues!
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Barry, Customer Support on 09/01/2017 12.29.14
Hello, Thanks for reviewing our USB2DVIE3 display adapter. We have several very helpful FAQs on our site that may assist in correcting the "display issues" you encountered while using this adapter. You can also speak with our technical advisors directly. They would be happy to help. Thank you
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Got the job done

By: Melanie h - 01/10/2017
This product worked great to set up a second monitor at home for my work from home job. I was please that it was easy to set up and a quality product. At one time the screen froze but I unplugged and re plugged in and the problem solved quickly. I was sent this item for free in exchange for an honest opinion. Hands down a breeze to connect and makes my job much easier.
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(2 Stars)

Worked gerat for windows but not Ubuntu

By: svantej - 07/21/2017
Worked out of the box form Windows. Really great! When booting into Ubuntu though it does not respond and I can't find any drivers available.
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Brian, Customer Support on 31/07/2017 15.57.51
Thanks for sharing your review of our USB2DVIE3. We're sorry for any confusion, we list the supported operating systems on our Technical Specifications. This model is designed for Windows only. Our USB32DVIPRO is supported in Ubuntu 14.04, and 16.04. If using one of those Linux distributions. Thank you.
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Display works, but mouse disappears

By: CWAHTECH - 01/31/2019
Just installed 2 USB2DVIE3 adapters on a HP laptop. Looked good at first - set the proper transition from monitor to monitor for the 3 displays monitor -laptop - monitor. Mouse arrow suddenly disappears on the side monitors. Reappears when the usb adapter is disconnected and reconnected, but after a couple mouse transitions the arrow disappears (right click's work, but no arrow) on the two monitors on the Startech adapters.
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Brian, Customer Support on 01/02/2019 14.03.44
Thanks for sharing this feedback with us. We suspect this may just be a display arrangement or driver issue. We would be happy to look into this problem with you. Please feel free to live chat or call us so we can look into this. We've also emailed you directly about this situation. We hope to hear from you soon!
(3 Stars)

it's Ok

By: MichaelP - 08/05/2019
I was not expecting blazing speed, but this is painfully slow. This is for a third display, and I can drag a window from this one across the middle to the far one, and it is still visible on this display. I also have the problem with the pointer disappearing when you leave the display and come back. It has to hover over some responsive control before the pointer appears.
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Matt, Customer Support on 08/08/2019 09.46.23
We're sorry to hear about the difficulties you're experiencing with our USB2DVIE3. These issues can often be solved by disabling Hardware Acceleration on your computer as well as ensuring that you're using the latest drivers for the adapter from our website, and the latest drivers for your computer from the PC manufacturer's website. If you require any assistance, please feel free to contact us at www.startech.com/support where our Technical Advisors are available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week.
(2 Stars)

Crashes often

By: Andreas - 01/07/2020
I have used it for years altough it crashes abit to often. Windows 10.
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Matt, Customer Support on 31/01/2020 15.10.42
Thank you for sharing your review of our USB2DVIE3, Andreas. We're glad to hear that you've been able to use it for long but it should not be crashing in Windows 10 and we'd like to help fix this for you. Often, uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers for the adapter can solve problems like this, but if you find that this doesn't work, or you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at www.startech.com/support. Our Technical Advisors are available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week to provide support.
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Works but really slow

By: Ashtheboywonder - 07/02/2020
I've tried this on various set ups, but unfortunately it is VERY slow. You couldn't watch a video on it for example. It is really only useful if you want an additional monitor that will be used for very static/non-moving information on the screen. So if you only need it for something that doesn't move on your screen, then this is fine - for example, you might need an additional screen to always show your emails or to type word documents. If you want to do anything that involves moving anything around on the screen (like a graphic designer or stock traders moving graphs for example) or involves anything moving on the screen (like a video for example) then do NOT get this, it's really low quality.
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