Matrox DualHead2Go Digital Edition

Matrox DualHead2Go Digital Edition (D2G-A2D-IF)

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Description

This external multi-display upgrade is a compact box which sits outside your system and connects to the VGA output of compatible notebook or desktop computers. The multi-display configuration delivered by DualHead2Go Digital Edition permits working with multiple full-screen documents or applications simultaneously eliminating the need to constantly open, close or minimize applications. It is the ideal solution for professional and business users looking for a simple and cost-effective solution to quickly increase their productivity. Through patent-pending technology, the operating system detects the DualHead2Go Digital Edition as an ultra-widescreen monitor which is then split into two or more standard resolutions compatible with the attached displays. DualHead2Go Digital Edition also enables support for high resolution panels, offering a stretched desktop of up to 3840x1200 (or dual 1920x1200) across two displays.

Main Features

  • Host Interface: VGA
  • Functions: MultiView
  • Graphics Resolution: 1920 x 1200
  • Graphics Resolution: 1600 x 480 @ 60 Hz
  • Graphics Resolution: 1600 x 600 @ 60 Hz
  • Graphics Resolution: 1600 x 600 @ 75 Hz
  • Graphics Resolution: 1600 x 600 @ 85 Hz
  • Graphics Resolution: 2048 x 768 @ 60 Hz
  • Graphics Resolution: 2048 x 768 @ 75 Hz
  • Graphics Resolution: 2048 x 768 @ 85 Hz
  • Graphics Resolution: 2560 x 720 @ 60 Hz
  • Graphics Resolution: 2560 x 768 @ 60 Hz
  • Graphics Resolution: 2560 x 800 @ 60 Hz
  • Graphics Resolution: 2560 x 960 @ 60 Hz
  • Graphics Resolution: 2560 x 1024 @ 60 Hz
  • Graphics Resolution: 2560 x 1024 @ 75 Hz
  • Graphics Resolution: 2720 x 768 @ 60 Hz
  • Graphics Resolution: 2880 x 900 @ 60 Hz
  • Graphics Resolution: 3200 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
  • Graphics Resolution: 3360 x 1050 @ 60 Hz
  • Graphics Resolution: 3840 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
  • Graphics Resolution: 3840 x 1200 @ 58 Hz
  • Video Features:
  • Add two independent displays to your notebook or desktop system and create a fully symmetrical DualHead setup
  • Run your desktop at up to 3840 x 1200 resolution stretched across two displays (1920x1200 per display)
  • Harness the full graphics rendering power of your existing notebook or desktop computer. This includes the full video and 3D capabilities of your embedded graphics solution
  • Upgrade Intel integrated graphics on a desktop to DualHead without opening the chassis of the computer
  • Platform Support: PC
  • Platform Support: Mac
  • Software Included:

    PowerDesk SE

  • Form Factor: External
  • Dimensions: 100 mm x 140 mm x 32 mm
  • Weight (Approximate): 235 g
  • Additional Information:
  • Compact device that may easily be taken on the road with you
  • Can be used with either analog or digital panels
  • Compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems
  • System Requirements:
  • Single VGA output connector, on a compatible system
  • Display driver supporting 2048 x 768 or 2560 x 1024 resolution

    Operating System Supported:

  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit
  • Mac OS X v10.4
  • Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard
  • General Information

    Product TypeMultiview Device
    Brand NameMatrox
    ManufacturerMatrox
    Product ModelDualHead2Go
    Product NameDualHead2Go Digital Edition
    Manufacturer Part NumberD2G-A2D-IF
    Manufacturer Website Addresswww.matrox.com
    Marketing Information

    This external multi-display upgrade is a compact box which sits outside your system and connects to the VGA output of compatible notebook or desktop computers. The multi-display configuration delivered by DualHead2Go Digital Edition permits working with multiple full-screen documents or applications simultaneously eliminating the need to constantly open, close or minimize applications. It is the ideal solution for professional and business users looking for a simple and cost-effective solution to quickly increase their productivity. Through patent-pending technology, the operating system detects the DualHead2Go Digital Edition as an ultra-widescreen monitor which is then split into two or more standard resolutions compatible with the attached displays. DualHead2Go Digital Edition also enables support for high resolution panels, offering a stretched desktop of up to 3840x1200 (or dual 1920x1200) across two displays.

    Technical Information

    FunctionsMultiView
    Video Features
  • Add two independent displays to your notebook or desktop system and create a fully symmetrical DualHead setup
  • Run your desktop at up to 3840 x 1200 resolution stretched across two displays (1920x1200 per display)
  • Harness the full graphics rendering power of your existing notebook or desktop computer. This includes the full video and 3D capabilities of your embedded graphics solution
  • Upgrade Intel integrated graphics on a desktop to DualHead without opening the chassis of the computer
  • Graphics Resolution3840 x 1200 @ 58 Hz
    Platform SupportMac
    Host InterfaceVGA

    Software

    Software Included

    PowerDesk SE

    Physical Characteristics

    Form FactorExternal
    Dimensions100 mm x 140 mm x 32 mm
    Weight (Approximate)235 g

    Miscellaneous

    System Requirements
  • Single VGA output connector, on a compatible system
  • Display driver supporting 2048 x 768 or 2560 x 1024 resolution

    Operating System Supported:

  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit
  • Mac OS X v10.4
  • Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard
  • Additional Information
  • Compact device that may easily be taken on the road with you
  • Can be used with either analog or digital panels
  • Compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems
  • January 27, 2011 Anonymous says:
    Pros: Easy to setup and small hardware box profile.
    Cons: I had to bypass my docking station and run VGA cable directly from the laptop to the dualhead2go box. My wife uses it with her docking station just fine, so I think it is a case by case with each docking station and lap. Small issue compared to the huge benefits of having two screens!
    Easy to setup and small hardware box profile. I had to bypass my docking station and run VGA cable directly from the laptop to the dualhead2go box. My wife uses it with her docking station just fine, so I think it is a case by case with each docking station and lap. Small issue compared to the huge benefits of having two screens! The software provided gives you a lot of flexibility on how applications behave on the two monitors including controlling popup windows such as save confirmation windows, etc.
    January 25, 2011 Dustin Gurley says:
    I have a dual head and a triple head and both work without a glitch. I use on the mac interface and resolutions with this and the DVI-I digital are perfect. The only problems I have ever had have been with the apple mini plug's which have a max resolution of 2560??1600, which obviously poses a problem if you are trying to run dual 1080p externals. Great item, I have used in a church setting for setting up multiple projectors and in a business setting for stock broker displays. DualHead2go items are great, tech support is poor at best.
    December 17, 2010 Frank Simpson says:
    Pros: Great way to run 2 extra screens on my laptop. Plug it in and go....I love it.
    Cons: Nome
    Great way to run 2 extra screens on my laptop. Plug it in and go....I love it. Nome
    August 26, 2010 Chuck says:
    This product promised better results and did not deliver. The reseloution was poor at best
    May 21, 2010 BradMacPC says:
    I have a PC and a Macbook Pro that share a dual monitor set up. There were some tinkering around I had to do with the settings (Especially because of the two different Operating Systems) but all is well. Both formats work as expected. I also have a KVM that is running on the same system and have no problems with that either. Two monitors all the time! I will never go back!
    February 18, 2010 Anonymous says:
    Pros: This product does good when it works, it does take some playing with to get your screen sharp.
    Cons: The Tech support is worthless. I have had a unit not working now for a month, you can email and leave a voicemail daily and still have yet to hear back from them. I had a triplehead2go digi and ended up throwing it away becuase I couldn't get any support. I bought both at the same time, if I would of got one at a time I woundn't of bought a second one.
    This product does good when it works, it does take some playing with to get your screen sharp. The Tech support is worthless. I have had a unit not working now for a month, you can email and leave a voicemail daily and still have yet to hear back from them. I had a triplehead2go digi and ended up throwing it away becuase I couldn't get any support. I bought both at the same time, if I would of got one at a time I woundn't of bought a second one. The new three screeen video cards are coming out. To bad this is my work laptop.
    October 7, 2009 T-Lock says:
    Pros: Theoretically can power two monitors. Works fine with a PC laptop / VGA out (don't even try dvi out)
    Cons: Does not work with macbook pro's. My 15 inch santa rosa core 2 duo is brand new, and drives anything I throw at it. When I saw ghosting on the dual monitor setup (others see this same ghosting effect.. just google the product and mbp).. I called matrox and they told me my laptop was messed up.
    Theoretically can power two monitors. Works fine with a PC laptop / VGA out (don't even try dvi out) Does not work with macbook pro's. My 15 inch santa rosa core 2 duo is brand new, and drives anything I throw at it. When I saw ghosting on the dual monitor setup (others see this same ghosting effect.. just google the product and mbp).. I called matrox and they told me my laptop was messed up.
    September 15, 2009 Thinkbiz says:
    Pros: None
    Cons: Found alot of online reviews that have this product polarized between complete failure and perfect solution. Sadly, It does not work with my MBP- no matter what video card I used (the mbp has 2 to choose from).
    None Found alot of online reviews that have this product polarized between complete failure and perfect solution. Sadly, It does not work with my MBP- no matter what video card I used (the mbp has 2 to choose from).
    June 15, 2009 n2n says:
    Pros: Simple to install hardware and easy loading of software drivers
    Cons: Can't use 2 monitors with different resolution. Well, you can, but you'll have to opt for the lower resolution monitor. As someone else had stated, this is not a true dual monitor solution, this just splits the video port into two so you can connect the two monitor.
    Support was lacking. I have a current dual monitor setup and was switching to a laptop. One monitor is 1680x1050 and the one is 1280 x1024.
    Simple to install hardware and easy loading of software drivers Can't use 2 monitors with different resolution. Well, you can, but you'll have to opt for the lower resolution monitor. As someone else had stated, this is not a true dual monitor solution, this just splits the video port into two so you can connect the two monitor.
    Support was lacking. I have a current dual monitor setup and was switching to a laptop. One monitor is 1680x1050 and the one is 1280 x1024.
    May 29, 2009 jphil says:
    The software that comes with this is rather disappointing, as well as the help/support and manual. One annoying thing is that when you put something like Real Player or Windows Media player into "Full Screen Mode", it will always fill up both monitors. i.e., with the DualHead2Go, there is no way of having a media player in "Full Screen Mode" on just one of your monitors. Also, some programs even screw up when you simply maximize them. For instance, if you maximize QuickTime Movie player, it will not properly maximize just on its monitor, but instead will "center itself" so that half of it is in on one monitor, and half on the other. Meanwhile, Real Player will properly maximize in just one window. Overall, it's a bit quirky and usually even if the SW has a way to do what you want, it takes a while to figure out how to configure it to work properly.
    March 9, 2009 m444 says:
    Be aware that the "digital" version is not really DVI-D, but seems to be rather a DVI connector with VGA coming out of it. Hooked up to two separate types of digital projectors via the projectors DVI ports porduced only a white fuzzy screen. When a DVI-VGA adaptor was used and the output of the matrox connected to the VGA ports on the projectors, all was fine.
    February 23, 2009 Daniece says:
    Pretty simple to connect, but not one real piece of information with it. Put the cd in and ran it, and somehow it is still showing that I only have one monitor...even though both are hooked up and plugged in. No customer service contact number on the box. Frustrating!
    November 19, 2008 droux says:
    Pros: Does exactly what I need. Needed two external widescreen monitors. This allows for much customization. Other reviewer was incorrect - using the software provided, you can choose where applications open. Indeed, treats 2 monitors as 1 uber-wide screen (cool for wallpapers) but also recognizes it as two displays. You can choose display 1 or 2 for apps to open. I am even able to make my rocket dock go to a single display. I am software engineer and this hardware makes my job easier. Would purchase again.
    Cons: Not really a con.. but this is complex piece of hardware and will take some software configuration to give you exactly what you want in terms of screen placement etc. Good news - I have had this roughly 1 month and have been able to configure exactly as I want it - many options.
    Does exactly what I need. Needed two external widescreen monitors. This allows for much customization. Other reviewer was incorrect - using the software provided, you can choose where applications open. Indeed, treats 2 monitors as 1 uber-wide screen (cool for wallpapers) but also recognizes it as two displays. You can choose display 1 or 2 for apps to open. I am even able to make my rocket dock go to a single display. I am software engineer and this hardware makes my job easier. Would purchase again. Not really a con.. but this is complex piece of hardware and will take some software configuration to give you exactly what you want in terms of screen placement etc. Good
    October 28, 2008 ryanj says:
    Pros: Meets all of my expectations and works as advertised for the most part.
    Cons: I had to mess around with the settings quite a bit to get it displaying at full resolution on both monitors. I'm not sure exactly what fixed the issue, but eventually it started working.
    Window maximizing behavior doesn't seem consistent with all programs, and does not always conform to the settings.
    Meets all of my expectations and works as advertised for the most part. I had to mess around with the settings quite a bit to get it displaying at full resolution on both monitors. I'm not sure exactly what fixed the issue, but eventually it started working.
    Window maximizing behavior doesn't seem consistent with all programs, and does not always conform to the settings. After purchasing and looking for a solution to my resolution issue, I came across the System Compatibility Tool, which you might want to check before you try installing this device on your system.
    http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/support/drivers/download/gxm/tool/
    September 30, 2008 Anonymous says:
    Pros: Enables me to use lots more desktop for my programs. Seems like a solid built little box. Uses the usb for power now. (unlike previous models that had a seperate power supply.
    Cons: I had some initial trouble getting the max resoultion until I upgraded the firmware. Now is great. The other thing I can't figure out is why I have some smearing or ghoasting of the graphics on the outputs??? I still haven't resolved that one.
    Enables me to use lots more desktop for my programs. Seems like a solid built little box. Uses the usb for power now. (unlike previous models that had a seperate power supply. I had some initial trouble getting the max resoultion until I upgraded the firmware. Now is great. The other thing I can't figure out is why I have some smearing or ghoasting of the graphics on the outputs??? I still haven't resolved that one.
    September 24, 2008 discreetx says:
    Pros: I?m driving dual 1600x1200@60Hz panels with no problem with my notebook. Installation was easy and it worked the first time. Neat product.
    Cons: I did have a slight ghosting problem when driving the Dualhead2Go through a docking station. Direct connected to the notebook works great.
    I?m driving dual 1600x1200@60Hz panels with no problem with my notebook. Installation was easy and it worked the first time. Neat product. I did have a slight ghosting problem when driving the Dualhead2Go through a docking station. Direct connected to the notebook works great.