There are three ways in which you can setup your monitors using the DualHead2Go. If you want the ultimate in desktop real estate you can configure two independent displays â€“ you can then use your notebook display as the master screen, but drag windows across to your two external monitors. The Matrox utility can also force new windows and programs to open on either of your two external screens. You can also set the displays to work in clone mode, so that your two external screens mirror your internal notebook screen, or you can make the external monitors your default display and switch off your notebook screen altogether. The latter allows you to close your notebook and just use it as a normal PC connected to dual display configuration.
But the DualHead2Go isnâ€™t just limited to notebooks. If you happen to be using a PC with integrated graphics and a single D-SUB output, you could use the DualHead2Go to enable a dual monitor set up.
I have to say that the DualHead2Go is a fantastic bit of kit, and if you do use a notebook as your main computer it can make a big difference to your working environment. Wouldnâ€™t it be great to know that youâ€™ll have a 2,560 x 1,024 resolution screen whenever youâ€™re working on your notebook in the office? With the DualHead2Go thatâ€™s exactly what youâ€™ll get.
Now, before you get too excited and rush out and order a DualHead2Go, itâ€™s worth noting that Matrox doesnâ€™t support every notebook. In fact the current compatibility list is fairly short and can be viewed here. You can also download a â€œsystem compatibility toolâ€ from the Matrox website, to give you an indication of whether the DualHead2Go will work on your notebook, but even if your machine passes, Matrox wonâ€™t guarantee compatibility unless your notebook is on the list.