You are probably familiar with the Lenovo ThinkVision, an external monitor easily added to a laptop to give you multiple working screens. Sapphire offers a similar product with a big twist, the VID-2X is a small self contained device which will allow you to connect two 1920×1200 or 1920×1080 monitors via DisplayPort, Thunderbolt, or Dual-link-DVI depending on the model you buy. Instead of being forced to use a small external monitor the VID-2X allows you to choose the monitors you will output to, as well as either cloned or stretched displays which gives you a lot more flexibility. You’ll have to visit Overclockers Club to find out how well it works.
"With many in the industry projecting a sharp decline of desktop PC sales over the next few years, an external portable solution for laptop and netbook users on the go may find it a product that will handily fit into their carrying case and very useful for sales presentations, or to just make their tasks easier with increased screen estate. The idea of reduced toggling between multiple open programs and applications is also very appealing as well. As an avid user of a multiscreen desktop setup, I can attest to how much more easy and enjoyable the access is in day to day computing, project management, and content creation software settings.This product would also seem to hit its stride in board rooms and businesses."
Here are some more Display articles from around the web:
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- ASUS VG278H LCD Monitor 3D Vision-2 Kit @ Benchmark Reviews
- AOC i2353Ph – IPS for a nice, low price @ AnandTech