When Matrox released the DualHead2Go back in November it caused quite a stir, allowing notebook users to run two external monitors from a single D-SUB port. The upshot was that you could spread your desktop across your internal notebook display and two other monitors, giving you unprecedented work space. The DualHead2Go was an innovative product that did exactly what it was supposed to, and did it well.
Now Matrox has added to the range and announced the TripleHead2Go. You don’t have to be a genius to figure out that the TripleHead2Go augments the DualHead2Go by one monitor output. The result being that you can connect your notebook up to three external monitors for a truly massive working area. Of course having three external monitors will require your graphics chipset to support a very high resolution and this will be beyond many notebooks. As with the DualHead2Go though, Matrox will be publishing a compatibility list which will grow as more machines are tested.
There’s no denying that the TripleHead2Go will improve the working environment for notebook users when they’re at their desk, but this product is so much more than just an extension to the DualHead2Go.
Whereas the DualHead2Go was only designed to work with notebook graphics and some integrated graphics chipsets, the TrippleHead2Go will happily work with discrete graphics cards. Now you may not think that this would be important since most graphics cards have dual outputs these days, but if you happen to be lucky enough to run an SLI system, you’ll only have one output.
So, the TripleHead2Go offers SLI users the option of having up to three monitors connected to their machine, which will greatly enhance their working environment. But Matrox was also keen to point out that high-end CAD users who are equipped with SLI Quadro systems will benefit from multiple screens, so designing that new car/plane/spaceship should be a far easier proposition.