Featuring the DisplayLink DL-165 graphics chipset, the Plugable USB-VGA-165 enables multiple monitors with virtually any Windows laptop, desktop, or tablet (one adapter required per monitor, up to six on Windows PCs). Supports any monitor or projector with standard VGA/D-Sub connector (does not support DVI, HDMI, or DisplayPort-only monitors). Get the full benefits of USB, including plug and play connectivity, thin and flexible cabling, and ability to connect via USB 2.0 hubs and repeaters.
USB graphics adapters work by rendering 2D/3D with your computer’s CPU and GPU, and then compressing and transmitting the pixels that change over USB. 2GHz dual core or better CPU and at least 2GB of RAM recommended. Best suited for web and productivity software, not 3D gaming or HD video playback.
Windows 11,10, 8.1/8, 7 (XP 32 bit only). Drivers can be automatically installed from Windows Update or downloaded direclty from Plugable
Supports Intel and M1 Macs on macOS 10.14+ with driver installation
Supports monitors and PC-compatible TVs up to 1920×1080.
USB graphics requires 2GHz dual core or better CPU and 2GB RAM for best performance.
Does not support HDCP, and will not allow for playback of encrypted Bluray disks or copy-protected content. Not recommended for gaming or HD video playback.
Cannot be mixed with non-DisplayLink USB graphics adapters and drivers (e.g. MCT, j5, or SMSC).
If converting DVI output to HDMI, signal will carry video only, not audio.
Requires Intel / AMD / nVidia main GPU and driver with Windows Aero enabled. Not compatible with ARM-based Windows (Surface RT). Vista Home Basic and Win7 Starter Edition disable multiple monitors and are not supported.
In the Box
USB-VGA-165 graphics adapter, USB 2.0 cable, CD, quick-start guide
- 2 YEAR WARRANTY-We love our Plugable products, and hope you will too. All of our products are backed with a 2-year limited parts and labor warranty as well as Seattle-based email support
- BROAD COMPATIBILITY-Works with any modern Windows laptop, desktop, or tablet device, and most legacy Windows systems
- COMPACT AND PORTABLE-Easily stow in any backpack or laptop bag, taking up roughly the same space as a pack of playing cards. No external power adapter needed
- BOOST PRODUCTIVITY-Maximize your productivity and workspace. With multiple displays, you’re able to get more done in less time especially on tasks that have you working across a handful of windows and tabs
- MULTIPLE DISPLAYS-Connect multiple USB 2.0 display adapters to your computer to expand your screen space with up to 6 additional 1920×1080 VGA displays (one 1080p display per adapter)