USB to VGA vs DVI/VGA PCMCIA/AGP
last article he mentioned the USB to
VGA converter. I had already wrote up most of this info when he had
posted his article. Thankfully we both cover different aspects of this
adapter. This converter allows you to hook up a VGA monitor to your USB
port. You may ask yourself what the difference is between this
converter and our PCMCIA video card or even our AGP video card. If you
are looking for a high quality solution then you will probably want the
PCMCIA video card if you have a laptop, or the AGP
video card if you have a desktop. Although all three work great,
to VGA converter is not as powerful as the other two. You may find
the adapter refreshing the screen at a slower speed than normal.
One good thing about this adapter is that it is less expensive than
solution. So, if you are connecting to a laptop, and you dont want
to spend a pretty penny on the PCMCIA card, then you will be comforted
to know that the USB to
VGA adapter is over $100 cheaper. The AGP
video card is the cheapest of the three and is a better quality
than the other two.
Another benefit to using the USB to
VGA adapter is that it wont take up any PCMCIA ports on your
computer. If your laptop is already stuffed full of PCMCIA cards, then
this adapter is the one for you.
In short, if you are looking for a quick, easy, and cheap solution
for hooking up your laptop to a second monitor, then this
cable will do the job.
If you want quality in that laptop to monitor connection, then get
video card. This card packs punch.
If your desktop computer needs a new video connection, then the AGP
video card is both cheap, and has great quality. If you are unsure
what an AGP slot is, or if your computer has one, then refer to our article on PCI slots.
The diagram in
that article has a picture of an AGP slot.