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Aten-cs1744.6529584
7.8 out of 10

Aten CS1744

The Dual-View CS-1744 USB KVM Switch brings dual head video func Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

ATEN 4port dual monitor

Jeremy P., Newegg
19 March 2014
  • Pros: This is a nice product. I love it it will switch both monitors, USB, Sound together or individually. It works great with my keyboard and wireless mouse.
  • Cons: The biggest con to me is not with the KVM itself but trying to get different PCs to work with it using just dual VGA. 2 of my PCs are fine. But my Lenovo Laptop which has 2 DVI-D only ports and 2 DisplayPorts is a pain. I let me do one DVI-D and a DisplayPort to VGA converter but not 2 by them selves. And another PC I have a high in graphics card with 1 HDMI, 1 Display Port, and 1 DVI-I. The DVI-I is easy as it has a converter to VGA, but if I do Display-Port to VGA f...
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Overall 10
10

Great except for keyboard interface

R. Ward, Amazon
9 December 2010
  • Summary: Update: 09 Dec 2011--I finally discovered how to correct the problem of "sticky" keys. Apparently Windows 7 has keyboard properties settings set for relatively fast "Repeat delay" and "Repeat rate". Generally these settings work well if your keyboard is plugged directly into a computer rather than going through a KVM switch, but cause the symptoms described below in my original review if you're going through a KVM switch.
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Overall 10
10

Dual VGA KVM works great

JohnK-Seattle-WA, Amazon
9 December 2010
  • Summary: I bought this dual-monitor KVM for home about 6 months ago. I've used a number of different KVMs over the years, PS/2 and KVM, and both at home and work, but this was the first one with dual monitor support. It was pretty expensive but it was one of the few dual-monitor KVMs I could find. It has a nice low profile and comes in a sturdy metal case with rubber edges (very similar design to an old IOGear I used to have).
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Overall 8
8.0

awesome

Amazonian "Amazonian", Amazon
9 December 2010
  • Summary: tried other dual monitor kvms that would either hang, lose communication w mouse or keyboard after switching computers using the quick key commands-very annoying. this one works perfectly AND using it with ps2 connections. included usb adapter works perfectly as well. One issue is that i can only use the numbers on TOP of keyboard, not the keypad when using quick key commands: scroll lock, scroll lock NUMBER enter.. other than that, smooth sailing.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Reliability 10
10
Ease of setup 8
8.0
Speed performance 8
8.0

Aten Masterview CS1774 KVM Switch

ilaskey, Ciao
31 August 2007
  • Excerpt: "...lose the audio feed. The Aten unit however offers a better way of handling things. Whilst you can do a full switch, you can also switch just the things you want via various hotkey combinations. For instance, you could begin printing via USB from one machine, switch only the KVM functions and leave the printing to happily continue. You could also start listening to music and switch to a different machine but leaving the audio connected to the previous ...
  • Pros: Build quality, flexibility
  • Cons: Too few USB ports, a bit pricy
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