It’s been around since the late 80s, but VGA still shows no sign of disappearing
VGA connections might not be as common today as a few years ago, but there are enough old style monitors still hard at work in offices up and down the country to make the new USB 3.0 to VGA Adapter from LINDY Electronics an essential part of any road warrior’s connection kit.
Unlike previous adapters that carried out the processing inside the device, acting as an external graphics card, the LINDY USB 3.0 to VGA Adapter uses the computer’s processer to create the conversion. This not only makes it much more compact than before, but less expensive too.
Bus powered, all it needs to work is for the driver to be installed on the notebook and the adapter connected, making it a simple solution to unpredictable monitor connection situations and an easier alternative to installing a graphic card when a more permanent connection to a VGA screen is required.
“Despite the predicted demise of VGA as it is gradually replaced by HDMI and DisplayPort connections, there is still a vast number of screens in use that have VGA connection,” says Tony Jamieson, General Manager of LINDY Australia. “Whilst notebooks and ultrabooks have dropped the VGA connection, other newer products such as Intel’s half NUC has a VGA port. Whether it will eventually be manufactured with one is probably debatable, but the fact that it’s included at the moment shows the significant number of people that still use VGA.”
The LINDY USB 3.0 to VGA Adapter enables screens to be used as primary, mirrored or extended desktop, enabling a more flexible and productive work environment. Compatible with Windows 7 and 8, the adapter requires an Intel i series 3rd Generation (or higher) processor and supports resolutions up to 1080p.