Product Watch: Double Your
G3 PowerBook's Screen Real Estate!
G3 PowerBooks provide true multiple monitor support. Hook up a monitor
to your PowerBook and you have instantly doubled your screen real estate.
Older G3 PowerBooks, however, only support "video mirroring,"
displaying the same content on both screens. The ix3D Road Rocket CardBus
card from ixMicro brought multiple monitor support to these machines
but, alas, ixMicro is no more. Fortunately, a company has stepped up
to the plate with a new alternative.
Today, Margi announced their Display-to-Go
card which adds multiple monitor support to any CardBus equipped PowerBook
running OS 9. The Display-to-Go card sports 4MB embedded video memory
on a 64 bit 69030 graphics
chipset provided by Asiliant.
The card can be purchased with a VGA dongle for hooking up CRT monitors
or a DVI dongle for Apple's flat panel displays. A dongle for Apple's
new ADC displays is not currently available but, according to Margi,
is in development. The Display-to-Go is expected to ship August 21st.
and carries a $299 price tag ......... Check for lowest
Supported Resolutions & Refresh Rates
|| Refresh Rate (Hz)
||Number of Colors
|640 x 480
|800 x 600
||60, 75, 85
|1,024 x 768
|1,280 x 1,024
|1,600 x 1,024
Margi Systems Inc.
3155 Kearney Street
Phone: (510) 657-4435
Fax: (515) 657-4430