With a single, simple USB 2.0 connection, add any DVI/VGA monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, or other USB 2.0 device to your PC. Share this common set of devices among several users with a swap of the USB cable; use the flexibility of the virtual USB graphics card to extend your Windows desktop across both displays.
USB virtual graphics provides full performance for office applications and web browsing, but videos and 3D games should be played on the computer's main screen. "
Supported Operating Systems
Windows 8.1/8/7 64 and 32 bit, XP SP2+ 32 bit only - We recommend downloading DisplayLink's newest driver.
Mac is not supported due to significant limitations in the operating system.
Requires Intel / AMD / nVidia main GPU and driver with Windows Aero enabled. USB graphics requires dual core or 2 Ghz or better CPU for best performance. Not compatible with ARM-based Windows (MS Surface). Windows RT, Vista Home Basic, Win7 Starter Edition disable multiple monitors and are not supported. No supported drivers are available for Linux at this time."
On Windows Vista and Win7, virtual USB graphics makes use of your primary GPU, so is compatible only with systems with a single Intel, nVidia, ATI GPU running recent WDDM drivers.
In the box
Includes an AC adapter (US AC Wall Outlet Plug, 100-240V 50/60Hz), so even power-hungry USB devices like hard disks can be connected. Note that the docking station does not power or charge your laptop itself. The dock is a multifunction compound USB 2.0 device, with a Terminus USB 2.0 Hub, DisplayLink DL-165 USB Graphics, C-Media CM6300 USB Audio (supporting the USB Audio Class 1.0 standard), ASIX AX88772A USB Ethernet Chip.
For use as a USB Thin Client, see the "Plugable UD-160-M" model.
Use with any PC to add an extra display up to 1920x1080, speakers, ethernet, and 4 USB ports
DVI/VGA connector, 10/100 Ethernet RJ-45, 3.5 mm plugs for stereo speaker and mic, security slot
Simple and small with no moving parts, no fans, all standard USB 2.0. Does not charge laptop
Windows 7/Vista 32/64 and XP 32-bit drivers via Windows Update, download, or disk
Linux and Mac beta-quality drivers available but with important limitations--details below