|EVGA UV Plus+ UV-19 USB Display Hub|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Accessories|
|Written by Nate Swetland - Edited by Olin Coles|
|Wednesday, 23 June 2010|
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EVGA UV Plus+ UV-19 USB Display Hub
Computer desktop real estate is something that you can never have too much of. Adding multiple monitors to your system is one of the easiest ways to add precious pixels to your desktop. EVGA is no stranger to the realm of display technologies, and their new product, the UV Plus UV-19 (Model: 100-U2-UV19-TR) aims to make that easier on everyone using DisplayLink technology. Benchmark Reviews is going to take a look at this external USB Display extender and see what it can offer. EVGA boasts such features as USB 2.0 convenience, DVI connection, Small design, and Low-power consumption, just to name a few. Will the UV Plus+ UV-19 live up the EVGA name? Stay tuned to the the rest of the article on Benchmark Reviews to find out.
Having multiple monitors on a PC is nothing new. Many newer graphics cards allow from two separate displays up to as many as six or more displays per card. These cards can be very costly and take a bit of computer know-how to get properly set up. Adding more graphics cards to a system can further increase the display capacity, but increases the cost and complexity of the system. Additionally, these types of graphics cards are a luxury for desktops, and more specifically, desktops with expansion card slots to spare. Laptop and Small Form Factor PC users do not have the ability to install 4 separate graphic cards into their system, so many find themselves lucky if they can display their desktop on two separate displays.
This is where the UV Plus+ line from EVGA fits in. The idea is: if you have a spare USB port, you have the ability to hook up an additional display to your system. No longer do you have to sacrifice computer desktop real estate when you choose to purchase a laptop, a netbook, or a SFF PC. No longer should you be required to purchase an additional video card, or come up with some cumbersome adapter to add a spare display to your system. EVGA has utilized the technology of DisplayLink for this product to allow it to use both CPU and GPU power to drive the display.
On paper, this seems like a wonderful device. Now, let's take a look and see if a USB display adapter can properly compliment a system and replace the need to add additional graphic cards to your machine. Will this adapter live up to the well known and well respected EVGA name that is practically synonymous with high-end display technology? Read on and find out.
EVGA was founded in July, 1999. EVGA's headquarters is located in Brea, California. EVGA is most well-known for their top of the line NVIDIA video cards, and their equally top of the line motherboards. Always on the bleeding edge of technology, EVGA gave the world the first 4 way SLI motherboard, and currently offers products ranging from video cards, to motherboards, to monitors, to various other PC accessories.