Contest – Add Another Monitor with DisplayLink

If you haven’t yet experienced the joys of working on 2, or even 3, monitors you’re missing out. Dual displays used to be the standard fare for geeks and security guards, but lately it has become more common for all types of home and office users.

Most notebooks can add a second display with the built in VGA port, but some of them have resolution limits that can detract from the experience. On desktops adding another monitor usually means opening up the computer and installing a second videocard which is pretty straightforward, but still a bit intimidating to many users.


With DisplayLink powered adapters like the 2 we are giving away all you have to do is plug it in to a USB port and you’re good to go. You don’t even need to download drivers and software since they are on a small flashdrive inside the adapter.

After the adapter installs you can manage it from the standard Windows display control panel to move it around, change resolution or personalize your background.  In all adding a second display to your system with a DisplayLink adapter takes about 10 minutes.

We used two of the adapters to add 2 extra displays to the HP Mini 1000, which doesn’t have a VGA connection of its own and were able to almost quadruple our screen space thanks to two 1280 x 1024 displays. Check out a demonstration of the DisplayLink powered adapters in the video below.

The two DisplayLink USB to DVI adapters we are giving away support up to 1920 x 1200 or 2048 x 1152 widescreen via DVI. If you are looking to purchase one of these adapters, look for one of the USB to DVI from popular manufacturers like HP; click here for a full listing of the USB to DVI adapters from DisplayLink.

How to Win:

To enter to win, tell me how you would use a DisplayLink USB video adapter. Let us know in the comments, and you’ll be entered to win one. Two comments will be chosen at random from all valid entries received by March 19th, 2010 at 11:59pm PST.

Update: Hugo De La Rosa and DonS won based on random numbers generated at

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