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StarTech USB2VGAE3 USB to VGA External Video Card Multi Monitor Adapter – 1920x1200

  • USB 2.0 to VGA
  • Max Res. 1920x1200
  • 16-bit and 32-bit Color

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  • newegg Add VGA Connection The StarTech USB2VGAE3 USB-to-VGA external video card turns an available USB port of your desktop or laptop into a high-resolution (1920x1080) VGA output for connection to a secondary monitor.
  • newegg Multiple Modes The additional monitor can be configured at mirror mode or extend mode to address various needs.
  • newegg Multiple Adapters Support The ability to use multiple adapters (up to five) provides a scalable display configuration for future expansion.

Learn more about the STARTECH USB2VGAE3




USB to VGA Adapters
Cable Length
19.69 in [500 mm]
Connector Type(s): 1 x USB A (4 pin) Male
Connector Type(s): 1 x VGA (15 pin; High Density D-Sub) Female

Supported Resolutions: Widescreen(16/32 bit): 1920x1200, 1920x1080, 1680x1050, 1600x900, 1440x900, 1360x768, 1280x800, 1280x768, 1280x720
Standard(16/32 bit): 1600x1200, 1400x1050, 1280x1024, 1280x960, 1152x864, 1024x768, 800x600
Wide Screen Supported

Humidity: 0~95% RH Non-condensing
Storage Temperature: -25 degrees C to 75 degrees C (32 degrees F to 167 degrees F)


Supports resolutions up to 1920x1200

Works with desktop and laptop computers

No power adapter required

Small form factor

Simple installation

Dimensions & Weight

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Customer Reviews of the STARTECH USB2VGAE3

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  • Burt B.
  • 9/21/2013 9:32:40 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsBSOD crashes

Pros: Works fine if you do not stress it by switching programs on the laptop.

Cons: Closing a program brings immediate hard crash. Sometimes loads a jpg, sometimes not. Hot swap = crash.

Other Thoughts: I am running this to a Viewsonic projector. Perhaps this device cannot handle that.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Burt,

Thank you for taking the time to review our USB2VGAE3 video adapter. We apologize for the inconvenience you have experienced, and we have some suggestions which may help.

If you still have the unit, please try uninstalling and reinstalling the video adapter to see if this remedies the problem. Instructions for these procedures can be found in our frequently updated FAQ section. This, along with up-to-date product drivers, are available at the following link:

Also, disabling hardware acceleration may help improve performance. Hardware acceleration causes programs to use the graphics card, in this case the adapter, for processing and displaying all the images on the screen, which can lead to performance issues. To avoid these problems, it is best to disable hardware acceleration in applicable programs, so the computer’s processor can handle this processing. To do this, please follow directions outlined in this FAQ:

If after reinstalling the newest drivers the blue screen issue persists, please do not hesitate to contact us directly. We have opened case number 303-221858 for you, so please reference this number and we will be more than happy to help you further.

Thank you,

Customer Support

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  • Alta A.
  • 4/14/2013 1:16:40 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsextra monitors via USB port

Pros: price, features (resolution, good graphics), ease of installation & use

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Most laptops will support one additional display (vga or hdmi) in addition to the built-in display; some of the newer ones will support both a vga display & an hdmi display in addition to the built-in one.
Most desktop video cards (built-in to the motherboard, or discrete) support a single display, though the better ones will support dual displays.
In either of the above cases, if you want more displays than that, then you need something like this adapter. Startech builds quality products that are reliable & reasonably priced.
You might also want to look at the "Targus ACP71USZ USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Dual Video Docking Station with Power". I have both these products, & am pleased with both.

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  • Dennis J.
  • 12/6/2012 8:36:26 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsStill no Windows 8 drivers

Pros: Works great - if you're not running Windows 8

Cons: Doesn't work in Windows 8 - c'mon Startech, Windows 8 has been available in beta form since February 2012 and you STILL haven't made drivers for it?!?!?! Not acceptable.

Manufacturer Response:

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Depending on when the purchased device was manufactured the Windows 8 drivers may not have been included with the product.
Windows 8 drivers are now available from and can be downloaded from:

Please feel free to contact our technical support at if you have any questions.

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  • Jeffrey J.
  • 10/21/2012 12:31:33 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsworks great

Pros: bought two 22" hd widescreens. Then went out looking for a adapter. I had hard time finding one that would work with my monitors. I found this startech with low reviews. i decided to buy anyways. I received my adapter a little after a week from ordering it. I put the disc in and clicked a few bittons and everything started up great. Install was basic and anyone could install. I am running a newer gateway desktop with windows 7

Cons: The only negative is that they do not have a driver ready for the upcoming windows 8. Startech has no idea when this will be ready.I am deducting two star for this because they should be better prepared.

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  • Ervin S.
  • 2/9/2012 7:52:38 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLaggy response time

Pros: SarTech makes decent devices but not in this case.

Cons: Don't plan on using this with higher resolution monitors/TVs even though the description sais that it supports them. You will get a laggy response time from windows, movies, etc...

Other Thoughts: Will this keep me from buying other StarTech devices? No.

Manufacturer Response:

We are sorry to hear that you have not had the best experience with your USB2VGAE3. While this product is great for providing dual-display or multi-monitor capability that can be used in a variety of laptop or desktop applications, the performance can be impacted by available system resources and the use of graphically intensive applications. For these more graphically intensive applications the USB2VGAPRO may be a more appropriate product as it uses the system’s graphic processing unit (GPU) to help render the video/image.

If you have any further questions relating to this product then please contact our Technical Support Team either by email at or by phone at 1-800-265-1844. Customer Advisory Team

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  • Larry S.
  • 12/4/2011 8:03:46 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsslow draw, wavy images

Pros: if you really need something that sorta draws images on a second monitor it's better than nothing.

Cons: draws poor images slowly.

Other Thoughts: passable in a pinch.

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