Diamond’s BVU Multi Display Adapters – A Buying Guide

Whether I’m working at the office or just surfing the web at home, a multi-display adapter can be an integral part of everyday life, so I need something that won’t get too much in the way of all my other desktop peripherals.

It’s important for me to find a solid, reliable, high-quality adapter. At the same time it needs to be small, compact and easy-to-use, as I need it to be mobile. But most of all, it needs to be reasonably priced and come from a reputable company.

My choice would be the Diamond line of BVU Multi-Display Adapters which come in five different models, all with different connection capabilities. Let’s take a look at each one:

If you want something you won’t have to upgrade for awhile, the BVU5500 is the best choice. The Diamond BVU5500 is designed to work with 4K monitors, so if you want your displays at the absolute, highest resolution, you most certainly want the BVU5500.

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The maximum resolution capability is a staggering 3840 x 2160 pixels. The BVU5500 model supports HDMI audio and comes with an onboard Display Port. It can also support HDMI, DVI and VGA connections using an adapter.

The next level of Multi-Display Adapters from Diamond are the BVU3500 and the BVU3500H with the latter being native HDMI.

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These adapters offer a maximum resolution of 2048 x 1152 – so still a very high amount of pixels indeed. The BVU3500 offers VGA support, however the BVU3500H does not – whereas the BVU3500H supports HDMI audio and the BVU3500 does not. Both support HDMI and DVI.

The next model is the BVU195. The BVU195 offers the same resolution capability as the BVU3500s at 2048 x 1152, but uses a USB 2.0 port instead of a USB 3.0. Also something else to consider is the fact that it has no HDMI audio support.

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The last model is the BVU165, which offers a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 or 1600 x 1200 and shares the same connectivity capabilities as the BVU195 including DVI and VGA.

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All Diamond BVU Adapters feature DisplayLink’s Plug and Display Technology and come with a full one year warranty. Check them out here.

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