Summary: It works OK except the primary monitor keeps flickering when the secondary monitor connected with this device is in use. Eg: if I have my outlook inbox open on the primary monitor which nothing on the secondary monitor then my outlook is fine. As soon as I open something on my secondary monitor such as google chrome, my outlook starts flickering. I have played around with the setting and tried different USB ports but so far nothing has fixed it.
Summary: I usually keep a few of these around for "emergencies", or when that random user just has to have a monitor right away, and these work great. I haven't experienced any of the lag that I was accustomed to with other USB to VGA adapters and it's a great quick and easy solution for adding an additional monitor if you don't want to break open the case!
Summary: This is an easy answer to what should be a simple question "How do I add a monitor to my computer?". I have had two different internal cards I had tried; both of them I couldn't get to work. This one was plug-and-play for the most part. The REALLY cool part is that I could use this solution for up to FOUR monitors if I had to! I also don't need an external power source for it, either. What's not to like?
OK, just OK, but I would go for something better in a do over.
Amazon Customer, Amazon
9 October 2014
Summary: I needed to use this to get my HP laptop to run two monitors as it seems HP don't think that laptop users need two monitors at all, even in the new dock that came with the laptop. The alternative was to go out and buy a even larger monitor to replace the two existing monitors I have. Don't you just hate "Upgrades!". The installation is easy but then one monitor reported that it was incompatible with the device. Ok, well the other accepted it so that works. HAppy!
Fully recommended from tech professional using over half dozen in production right now
Scott Cramer, Amazon
18 September 2014
Summary: Excellent cheap and easy solution for 2nd and 3rd monitors in our workplace. We switch computers around often and internal cards were both expensive and a pain to configure; plus they are not all compatible with our different systems. This solution works great. There is a slight lag sometimes in booting up but no bother at all to the end user.
Summary: I just purchased a new laptop but had an older model lcd projector and realized the computer did not have the connection needed for the lcd projector. I could connect the projector with an adapter with a usb connection. Purchased this item, followed the directions that came with the adapter and whalla, the lcd projector works well with my new computer.
Summary: I use this with a Sony Vaio 64 bit W7 Home laptop. I already had a 27" external monitor and wanted to add a 23" monitor. The existing external was my primary monitor, with VGA cable plugged into the VGA external slot. The laptop served as a secondary one off on the side. I had W7 extend the display (nothing duplicated; cursor moves from one to the other).
Warning - twice had Blue Screen of Death - no resolution from manufacturer
Dave from Tacoma, Amazon
5 September 2014
Summary: What a piece of junk. Installed the drivers 100% to instructions - rebooted, only to find BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH!!! (Perfectly healthy otherwise Win7 modern computer - no junk on the computer side). After a lengthy restore process, I got it back running and went to the StarTech tech support who guided me to an updated driver download. Nervously, I tried that update - and SAME THING - another BSD event!!!
Summary: Love it! Just plug in the monitor, inset the disc, run the setup.exe on the disc, wait 5-10 minutes and reboot. You'll have your additional monitor. whenever you unplug it and plug it back in, give it 30 seconds to discover again and your monitor will beb ack up. The shipping was very quick! I will be recommending this product to all of my co-workers, my friends, and my family!