I have a Samsung Chronos 7 laptop that has only one HDMI port. I purchased two LG Flatron monitors and an HDMI splitter thinking I could have dual content on the two monitors that way. What I got was a mirror image. Will the “Plugable UGA-165 USB 2.0 to VGA/DVI/HDMI Adapter for Multiple Monitors” allow me to run both monitors using HDMI with different content or am I stuck?
Thanks for asking. Yes - that’s exactly what the UGA-165 http://plugable.com/products/uga-165 is designed for.
USB graphics adapters like the UGA-165 allows you to connect another monitor that’s completely independent. You aren’t stuck with mirroring only. It can be set to extend your desktop with completely different content / applications (just like a monitor connected directly to your laptop).
And, in fact, you can add up to 6 additional monitors like this over USB. Here’s an example video from us (with higher end adapters, but the UGA-165 will work just as well): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYUdAW…
And the Samsung Chronos 7 looks like a nice system that will run it well.
So it sounds like a good match for what you’re looking for. A way to have your desktop span three displays on your Chronos 7. Your laptop will be the fairest of them all.