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Targus USB 3.0 Dual-head Video Adapter Review

Everything USB is pleased to announce our latest review on Targus USB 3.0 Dual-head Video Adapter. One of the quickest ways to boost productivity in the workplace is by adding more monitors to a workstation. It’s a simple enough task unless you’re cursed with a lack of available video ports–a plight all too common for laptops and smaller PCs. Today I’ll taking an in-depth look at a USB 3.0 answer to this problem, the SuperSpeed Dual Video Adapter from Targus. Can we expect this adapter – powered by the DisplayLink’s latest DL-3000 – to be an excellent showcase for what’s bound to crop up in a number of USB-driven monitors, projectors and docking stations to be released later this year? Read on to find out.

Verdict:Powered by DisplayLink’s top-end silicon, the Targus USB 3.0 Dual Video Adapter is a great option for users looking to add multiple displays to a laptop or SFF PC who require excellent performance and compatibility.

The Good:

  • Superb video quality
  • Impressive 3D compatibility
  • Simple configuration through Windows
  • Multiple interfaces supported out of the box
  • 16-bit/48kHz HDMI audio support
  • Supports monitor detection, EDID, HDCP
  • Backwards compatible with USB 2.0

The Bad:

  • Short USB cable
  • DVI-I port is single-link only
  • Dual VGA is unsupported
  • Heavy stuttering in 24p video
  • No digital interface for AC3 / DTS 5.1 passthrough

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