By Evan Ackerman
If you’re short on both physical and virtual desktop space, you might be interested in these little USB DisplayLink adapters from EVGA. They’re small, stackable, reasonably good looking, and will pump out resolutions of up to 1600×1200 (or 1680 x 1050 widescreen) via your USB port, no additional VGA or DVI ports on your computer needed. The DisplayLink USB driver takes care of all the messy parts; all you have to do is plug a DVI or VGA external monitor into the UV12 (or UV16 if you want the higher resolutions), plug the unit into your USB port, and you’ve got yourself an expanded display or a mirrored display or even an upside-down display if you so choose.
The EVGA UV12 and UV16 support XP and Vista, but don’t have an onboard GPU, so your computer will be doing the graphics crunching. They come with a DVI to VGA Adapter, and are available now for “well below $100.”
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