Matrox DualHead2Go Digital ME and Matrox DualHead2Go Digital SE review

Dual screens via Thunderbolt or DisplayPort

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Introduction

The more pixels you have on your desktop, the more you can see and do. It's really that simple. Manufacturers are still conservative in this regard, and especially laptops still often come with a relatively low-resolution screen. It can really help your productivity to connect an extra monitor, and multiple monitors can be even more practical. That's exactly what Matrox wants to provide with the new Matrox DualHead2Go SE and the Matrox DualHead2Go ME (Mac Edition). Hook up one of these to one DisplayPort or Thunderbolt port, and you can connect two Full HD monitors with DVI.

Matrox DualHead2Go Digital ME

The little box from Matrox is very nice and compact. On one side there is a DisplayPort connector and USB port, and on the other side two DVI ports. You connect the DisplayPort (or with the ME version the mini-DisplayPort) cable to your computer, and then you can connect two monitors to the two DVI ports.

The screens can have a maximum resolution of 1920x1200 apiece. The ME version is optimised for the Mac, and it's also the version we tested. We did this on a Mac mini MC816FN/A with AMD Radeon HD 6630M, which actually isn't listed on the company's compatibility list. We didn't encounter any issues, and tested the Matrox in Mac OS X (Lion and Mountain Lion), Windows 7 and in a BootCamp environment.


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