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    Matrox brings triple displays to laptops

    Here at HEXUS we love our multi-monitors. In fact, we scoff at single monitor configurations; why have one when you can have two... or three? Alas, dual screen monitors on laptops are, you might say, a little rare. You can, however, settle for using the laptop's TFT in conjunction with a secondary external TFT/CRT using the DVI/DSUB output of the laptop. Excellent, dual displays! Of course, the world has an insatiable appetite for more displays, so Matrox has devised a way of delivering tri-monitor capabilities to laptops.
    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=3920
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    I swear i've seen docking stations for laptops which gave dual DIV out.

    Still sweet bit of kit, 3 is the cut of point for me, below 3 isn't worth the dosh, but with 3

    Design, Referance, Code.

    then with 4
    Design, Referance, Debug, Code is also useful.

    But when cracking:
    Design (what i'm learning), Program, Debugger, AniWatch

    So 4 is nice, but i can live with three.
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    Isn't it about time notebooks came with DVI as standard anyway? Hardly any do, except the Powerbooks.

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    Saw this last week (can't remember where). Don't think my HP is supported which is a pitty.

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    Acer Ferrari has DVI connection

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    Does this come with software so that when you maximize a window it only fills up one monitor? It would get very annoying having dialog boxes appear in the centre.

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    Quoted from the Matrox FAQ:
    What comes in the DualHead2Go box?
    • DualHead2Go unit, which comes in an attractive yet rugged metal shell
    • VGA - VGA cable, 2 feet long (HD15-to-HD15 analog monitor cable)
    • External 5VDC power adapter
    • Region-specific power cable(s)
    • Quickstart paper and CD, which includes the following software:

    - Install package
    - PowerDesk SE (includes Image quality adjustment, center popup, window management, etc.)
    - Electronic Product Manual
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    Ah good, it wouldn't be like Matrox to put out an unpolished product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus
    I swear i've seen docking stations for laptops which gave dual DIV out.

    Still sweet bit of kit, 3 is the cut of point for me, below 3 isn't worth the dosh, but with 3

    Design, Referance, Code.

    then with 4
    Design, Referance, Debug, Code is also useful.

    But when cracking:
    Design (what i'm learning), Program, Debugger, AniWatch

    So 4 is nice, but i can live with three.
    5 screens? Design, Reference, Debug, Code, Dictionary...


    Looks like it's more trouble than it's worth for a fair few games though.
    To err is human. To really foul things up ... you need a computer.

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