Max Value USB 2.0 to Widescreen SVGA Adapter (MV42431)
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The Max Value USB 2.0 VGA adapter enables you to connect any monitor, LCD, projector with a VGA port to your PC or notebook. You can use it as an extended desktop or as a larger/different display from your main screen. By using USB 2.0 technology there is no need to open the computer or struggle with compatibility issues related to a second VGA card.
Top Customer Reviews
Works like a dream, so simple to use and install and all through USB!!
For anyone who wants to add a second monitor but wants little expense and really easy install then go for this.
As another review pointed out, performance isn't as high on the secondary monitor as on the primary one, but this is to be expected with this type of device. On my machine, moving windows about is a little jerky and video playback performance is acceptable but not perfect.
If you need high performance, then you probably want to avoid this kind of technology. If you just need a lot of windows open, this product is fine.
1. The video output (to my monitor at least) is not particularly crisp. There's a slightly blurry quality to it which makes it less pleasant to use.
2. It doesn't work with Windows 7 Aero. So when you plug it in, say goodbye to your swishy effects and your taskbar previews etc. I find this quite annoying as I use browser previews to switch between dialogs etc quite a lot. It's not the end of the world, but I do think that this is a fairly serious disappointment.
3. You can't re-orient the screen position.
It's shame. I liked having a third 'junk' monitor :-/
So: 4 stars if you're running Windows XP x86. No stars for Win7 x64. It was also a struggle to recover from the blue screen although that was more because our IT department (bless the li'l darlings) had disabled system restore on my new computer.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Rendering is too slow. You can't play a video on the screen attached. Would not roecomend.Published 4 months ago by Robert Armstrong
Probably my fault but this didn't work on my laptop as running Windows 8 and the driver didn't work. Read morePublished on 1 Nov. 2013 by A. Pemberton
I have a graphics card that has a VGA and a DVI-D socket. I tried different leads and adapters and could not get my second VGA monitor to work. Read morePublished on 16 April 2012 by You Gotta Be Kiddin'
I use this product for an extention screen in my office. To be honest, I just want to read documents on this one and didn't expect to watch videos, because I think the performance... Read morePublished on 29 Mar. 2012 by Mr. Xiaoyi Zhu
Bought this SVGA adapter with aim to connect second monitor to my Sony Z-series laptop. Sony Z series laptop has one HDMI and one VGA connection ports. Read morePublished on 13 Feb. 2012 by i-lopez
Hello, ive used this item before on windows 7 and it was good. ive since moved and maybe i dunno, i deleted the software somehow. Read morePublished on 19 Jan. 2012 by spira
I bought this to use in the office. I am not at all technical but this was very easy to set up and now I have 2 screens to work with thanks to this gadget. Read morePublished on 24 Oct. 2011 by Carolyn4565
This works great on my MacBook pro, you just download the drivers and off you pop. I am thinking about getting another one to get my setup looking good.Published on 3 Oct. 2011 by D. Bush
The software took over an hour to install. During that time my PC was very, very slow and froze several times. Read morePublished on 2 July 2011 by DF