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USB 3 external monitor adapter - which one?

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  1. OM2

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    I've tried 3 now.
    All work OK first day.
    Next day I get a few flickers where the display stops for a second.
    Nothing to worry about. I can live with.
    Next day, gets worse. It sucks, but I can live with and don't want to go to the bother of returning.
    Next day worse.
    Next day worser.
    Next day I'm shouting and yelling and trying no to swear.

    First one I bought: cheap one - fairly well reviewed.
    Next one: one of the more expensive ones. Same thing happened.
    Current one (one of the more expensive ones, different make): it's started. I know where it's going. :(

    I have updated my BIOS and anything I can find on my HP laptop.
    I use the latest drivers from the manufacturer.
    This just sucks!

    I desperately need 3 displays!
    I have an existing one from the HDMI port.

    Is there one particular make that is recommened?

    All bought from Amazon.

    Thanks.
     
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    Which ones have you bought and tried so far?

    What is the exact model of your laptop? What version of Windows?
     
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    i've tried ClimaxDigital and ugreen.
    i can't remember the chepear one i tried
    the bit i don't get is how they all started out OK and then just deteriorated
     
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    I mainly use StarTech adapters.

    Your laptop doesn't by chance have a DisplayPort on it?
     
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    no, just HDMI

    just out of interest: what future laptop should i buy?
    has to be PC not mac
    + i must must be able to use 2 external monitors
    thks
     
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    That's to vague to say, does it need to be for any design type work, gaming, etc? Budget? Many business class laptops have dual outputs or have a dock option that allows running multiple monitors.
     
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    Gamin not needed.
    Design - not really intensive anything.
    I work on browsers - I'll have a ton of new tabs open at any one time.
    Multitasking is the key thing.
    Budget: would be happy to spend £500 - don't want to spend much higher unless no other choice
     
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    I'd be looking at Dell Latitude or HP ProBooks.
     
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    sick and tired of HP
    was sick and tired of dell a few years back!
     
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    Were you buying home/consumer or business models? There's a huge difference.
     
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    oh erm...
    ahem... cough cough...
    i've *always* bought home consumer models.
    please educate me why this is wrong if i need a serious laptop that won't fail.
    thanks. :)
     
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