Despite the list being very limiting, I am guessing that it will expand dramatically as Matrox finds the time to test more hardware. I say this because I tested the DualHead2Go on half a dozen notebooks that werenâ€™t on the list and it worked flawlessly. I even tried it on an Apple PowerBook without any problems. In fact setting up the DualHead2Go on the PoweBook was even more simple than setting it up on a Windows based notebook!
But despite my success with the DualHead2Go working on pretty much every notebook I threw at it, you have to remember that Matrox ONLY guarantees that the device will work with notebooks on the compatibility list. If you choose to take a chance and the DualHead2Go doesnâ€™t work with your unlisted notebook, donâ€™t expect a refund from Matrox.
While weâ€™re on the subject of money, the DualHead2Go will set you back Â£117.32 including VAT. Thatâ€™s a pretty reasonable price point, especially considering what the DualHead2Go enables you to do, but it would have been good if Matrox could have stayed below that magic Â£100 threshold.
Interestingly, Wil over on our sister publication Bit-Tech does use a notebook as his main computer and was drooling over the DualHead2Go while I was testing it. So Matrox is definitely appealing to the target market.
As I said at the beginning of this review, the DualHead2Go is a simple idea, but that doesnâ€™t make it any less brilliant. If you work on a notebook and want the most desktop real estate possible when youâ€™re at your desk, without paying for a massive high-resolution screen, the DualHead2Go will suit you perfectly.
If the DualHead2Go had cost just a little bit less, it would probably have walked away with an Editorâ€™s Choice award. Perhaps if the retail price had been Â£99 including VAT rather than excluding VAT it might have made all the difference. But even so, this is a great product thatâ€™s worthy of recommendation.