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Matrox DualHead2Go Digital ME Graphics eXpansion Module

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Matrox DualHead2Go Digital ME Graphics eXpansion Module
Key Features
  • Connects up to Two Monitors
  • Stretched Desktop Across 2 Displays
  • External Multi-Display Adapter
  • Stretched Desktop Support
The DualHead2Go Digital ME Graphics eXpansion Module from Matrox is an external multi-display adapter that allows you to connect up to two monitors to your laptop or desktop computer. It connects to the video output of your system and uses the system's existing GPU to provide high-quality, uncompressed graphics and video across all monitors. The DualHead2Go Module allows you to run different applications on each monitor or view one application across two monitors. It is ideal for business users and content creators looking to increase their productivity with a dual display set-up.
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Matrox DualHead2Go Overview

The DualHead2Go Digital ME Graphics eXpansion Module from Matrox is an external multi-display adapter that allows you to connect up to two monitors to your laptop or desktop computer. It connects to the video output of your system and uses the system's existing GPU to provide high-quality, uncompressed graphics and video across all monitors. The DualHead2Go Module allows you to run different applications on each monitor or view one application across two monitors. It is ideal for business users and content creators looking to increase their productivity with a dual display set-up.

Please note graphics expansion module not designed for use with Mac monitors.

The DualHead2Go Module enables you to connect up to two monitors to the single mini DisplayPort video output or Thunderbolt port of your system.
It creates a stretched desktop of 3840 x 1200 (2x 1920 x 1200)* across two displays.
Note:
*Displays attached to DualHead2Go must run at the same resolution. To verify the maximum resolution supported by your system, please see the system compatibility information
The DualHead2Go Module delivers a solid platform for office, 3D design and multimedia applications by using your system's existing GPU.
It allows you to open a different application on each display or span one across the two.
The DualHead2Go Module works with displays as well as projectors.
It is quick and easy to install since there's no need to open the computer case or insert any components.
The DualHead2Go Module runs in clone mode, showing the same content on all displays.
It includes Matrox PowerDesk software to easily manage your desktop configuration.
The DualHead2Go Module is an external device that won't void your system warranty.
It features HDCP compliance for protected content playback.
UPC: 790750213576

Matrox DualHead2Go Specs

ResolutionMaximum DVI: 3840 x 1200 (2x 1920 x 1200)*
Input Connector1x DisplayPort input
Output Connector2x DVI-D outputs
Supported Resolutions1600 x 600 (2x 800 x 600) @ 60 Hz
2048 x 768 (2x 1024 x 768) @ 60 Hz
2560 x 720 (2x 1280 x 720) @ 50*, 60 Hz
2560 x 768 (2x 1280 x 768) @ 60 Hz
2560 x 800 (2x 1280 x 800) @ 60 Hz
2560 x 960 (2x 1280 x 960) @ 60 Hz
2560 x 1024 (2x 1280 x 1024) @ 60 Hz
2720 x 768 (2x 1360 x 768) @ 60 Hz
2800 x 1050 (2x 1400 x 1050) @ 60 Hz
2880 x 900 (2x 1440 x 900) @ 60 Hz
3200 x 900 (2x 1600 x 900) @ 60 Hz
3200 x 1200 (2x 1600 x 1200) @ 50*, 60 Hz
3360 x 1050 (2x 1680 x 1050) @ 60 Hz
3840 x 1080 (2x 1920 x 1080) @ 60 Hz
3840 x 1200 (2x 1920 x 1200) @ 50*, 60 Hz
PowerUSB-powered
Clone ModeYes
Stretched Desktop ModeYes
PowerDesk SoftwareYes
ColorSilver
System RequirementsSingle mini DisplayPort / Thunderbolt video output on a compatible system
Powered USB connector
Display driver supporting 2048 x 768 or higher resolution
Supported Operating SystemsMac OS X Lion (10.7), Mac OS X (10.6, 10.5)
Dimensions3.8 x 2.5 x 1.1" (9.65 x 6.35 x 2.79 cm)
WeightNot specified by the manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.785 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.8 x 6.45 x 1.35"

Matrox DualHead2Go Reviews

Okay if you have no other options (update to prior review)

By Justin
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-07

In a previous review I said I liked the device enough to keep it. I later decided, in fact, to return it. The most deal-breaking issues are the awful Matrox PowerDesk software that's required and the fact that it creates one large display rather than 2 normal ones. For about the same money you can get a USB3.0 dock that provides dual or triple display outputs as well as additional USB ports and other functions. One example being this model: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1016580-REG/startech_usb3sdockhd_uni_lptp_usb_3dckstn_dvi_hdmi.html

Great

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-18

I have two projectors edge blended and the DualHead2Go feeds these nicely. Easy to setup and is working flawlessly. Thank you B&H for shipping this quickly.

stable and flawless

By Shannon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-04-15

Used this to output a 3840x1200 DVD-D to two side/side projectors with edge blend. I adapted the output immediately to HDMI right off the outputs, then into HDMI/Ethernet Baluns till finally getting to the projectors. Despite all that, the quality and reliability seemed rock solid through all of it. Used MAC Mojave on a 2014 iMac with no problems.  The only hiccups was that I found it helpful to have all the devices powered up first, then connect the display port cable to the iMac, then the USB cable to the Mac. After that, open the EDID manager window to confirm or re-apply settings to ensure stability after a reboot. This may have been entirely unnecessary as it seemed to recognize right away, but trying a bunch of different resolutions during setup it seemed to be the best recipe for stability in a high stakes scenario. And I also purchased a longer high quality display port cable rated for that full resolution; I didnt even try the cable included because I read questionable things about that cable.

software needs some work

By Chris
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-01-30

the software needs some work and some mounting hardware would definitely help

only ok

By Anonymous
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-18

Works great if your screens are close or you run over a long hdmi cable. Does not work if you convert to SDI and then back for your stage monitor.

Works well with Q-Lab

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-06-13

This unit worked well for me with Q-Lab multi-surface theatrical projection design. I needed DVI-D to HDMI adaptors and was up and running immediately. Solid gear.

Workable solution with some limitations

By Justin
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-30

Overall I like the DualHead2Go enough to keep it. My hope was to use it (as well as the built-in display on my MacBook Pro) for a total of 3 screens; in practice I've found it less troublesome to close the lid on the laptop and just use external monitors. If the Matrox PowerDesk software was more capable using 3 screens would work. As it is though, it creates what's seen as a single display by Mac OS the full height x twice the width of your external monitors. I'm using two screens that are 1920x1080 so Mac OS display preferences see it as a single 1920x2160. In my testing it seems that you're required to use PowerDesk. You can use a keyboard shortcut to snap windows to virtual divisions but it's hit and miss in my experience. Some apps don't work as expected. I think if I had to do it over I'd try a USB 3.0 dock with multiple video outputs and more features over this device.

it does not work.

By Anonymous
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-24

I have tried this on three different computers a lenovo thinkpad T series a Surface Pro [original]and a Dell desktop product 84NPD GRWBK 699FQ YJ2DC XTPKF i have downloaded the 64bit version of the driver software It just does not work.

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Answered by: James D.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Will a new Mac mini run, or does anyone have any experience getting 4 monitors? 1920X1080 to work?
Asked by: William David
I've used this product to run 2 monitors off of a single thunderbolt output. If you have 2 outputs on a device (such as the newer MacBooks), I bet you could use 2 to power 2 displays each. I have not tried this. Hopefully that is useful.
Answered by: Robert A.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Do you HAVE to have one of these for two monitors? Or can you just get a dvi splitter cable and plug that into both monitors
Asked by: Devon P.
I used the device to run two different videos, one on each monitor. I don't think a splitter will allow that.
Answered by: Peter V.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Does this work on a Mac? Any direct experience?
Asked by: Casey
I'm very pleased. I run it on an iMac (mid-2011) using Mavericks 10.9.5. I love it. If you use any type of production s/w (Logic, Pro Tools, Final Cut, etc.), it will increase your efficiency tremendously. Buy it. You wont regret it.
Answered by: Robert C.
Date published: 2020-06-13
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