viernes, 2 de junio de 2017

Hardware: Lenovo Universal USB 3.0 to VGA/HDMI Adapter

Information


Also known as "Lenovo USB 3.0 Dual Video Adapter". This is an adapter to include an extra USB monitor to your PC.

Drivers:

This adapter uses DisplayLink Technology, so you can get the driver from  Support WebSite or you can get the driver from the DisplayLink site.

Windows  (Windows 10 - 1703 64bits) 

I tried it out first on Windows. A new device will be show on Windows Device Manager called "Lenovo U3 to VGA HDMI Adapter". It will run with the DisplayLink drivers.


After that with the "Win+P" combination you can extend the desktop without issues.

So, here goes the question. What can happen if you connect a monitor the HDMI port and also a different monitor to the VGA port ??
The result is very good. You can have two extra monitors on your computer. Both ports works for independent monitors.



Android -7.0 and 6.0.1

This device is not formally supported under Android by Lenovo, but I checked that DisplayLink has an Android driver (an app on Google Play). I tried it out with one port of the device (any port but only one at the time) and it worked.

I tried it with my Moto G4 plus and a Samsung device and it worked to put your display video on a external monitor.

You need to play a little but with the "DisplayLink Presenter" app until it tells you "Start now" and you screen will be casted via USB.

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