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This review is from: BYTECC AP-DPDVI-005 DisplayPort to DVI Cable Adapter 0.5ft (6") w/IC
Pros: I had been running dual-screens off of a laptop: The actual laptop screen, and an external monitor via a VGA connection. I wanted to run 2 external monitors and not use the laptop display at all, so I bought this adapter to connect a 2nd external monitor to the Display Port on the laptop. It works flawlessly. I didn't even have to do any setup. Plugged it into my laptop and ran a DVI cable to the 2nd monitor. Started up the laptop and it automatically sent video to both external screens. I didn't even have to adjust the resolution even though the 2 monitors have different resolutions. Great price and fast shipping too. Go Newegg!
Other Thoughts: Be aware that this is a passive adapter, not an active adapter. Passive adapters are good for 2 screens, but if you want to run 3, you'll need an active adapter.
I only needed two, but do some research on your video card if you want three screens... you'll most likely need an active adapter.
This review is from: Hanns-G JW-199DPB Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1
Pros: Arrived exactly 50 hours after I ordered it using the free 3-day shipping! That's why I always buy from Newegg. The screen is incredible. I was a bit worried about 1440x900 resolution since I'm used to 1280x1024 on my old 19" CRT... but the resolution is just right... Icons and such are just about the same size.
Cons: 1 dead/stuck pixel, but it's way down in the corner (near the clock) so I don't care... and 1 dead pixel is hard to see anyway unless you're looking for it. You'd definitely never notice it in a game. I'd like to address some of the other "cons" on other reviews: The light bleed-thru at the edges of the screen is very minimal... not nearly as much as I expected after reading other reviews. My desktop wallpaper is all black, and I still barely notice it unless I'm looking for it. The stand is very solid, but the monitor wobbles on it a little IF you bump it, but most LCD's are like this anyway. It won't be an issue unless you live on a fault line. As far as speakers go... does anyone really expect good sound out of monitor speakers? Seriously... they're there just in case you have a problem with your real speakers, and they don't take up much space, so I don't see why people complain about this.
Other Thoughts: This is my second LCD screen and I'm very happy with it. You can't beat the price and the shipping speed from Newegg. I'd be lucky to find a 17" LCD at a store for that much. Quality is great. It's very bright... enough that I had to lower the brightness and contrast settings. Games are REALLY COOL in widescreen (the ones that support it.) I've been pondering over this one for weeks and now I'm kicking myself for waiting this long. Just a note for those of you using SLI... you can't use multiple monitors while in SLI mode. I had planned on keeping my old monitor for that purpose but learned that you can't have dual-screen while using SLI. This is not an issue with the monitor, it's the video card, but it's just something to keep in mind in case you were thinking about keeping the old monitor around.READ FULL REVIEW