Best Budget Dual & Triple Monitor Home Office Setup [QGeeM Review]
0 and usbc multi monitor docking station for my unbiased review, as you are watching with tube and if it’s your first time here. Thank you so much for clicking here is your review: smartphone smart watches, laptops and their accessories, etc. So if you do all that kind of stuff consider subscribing before i start this review, qgm has also agreed to sponsor a giveaway of this usb docking station to one lucky winner. All you got ta do is subscribe to this channel. In doing so, you will not miss out any upcoming giveaway like this video and comment down below to confirm your entry. You also need to follow qgm’s facebook group linked in the video description and to double up your chance of winning. You can comment on the pinned post on their facebook group. I will announce the winner in one week on my instagram twitter, discord and the community post. So good luck, hurry up and keep an eye out read the description of this video for more details. Alright, now let’s start with price it’s listed on amazon for 79, us dollar or 89 canadian dollar the price may vary at seller’s discretion. I have provided the direct amazon link to this docking station in the video description be sure to check it out, keep in mind. If you are the lucky winner, you will get this for free, so don’t miss out to enter now a while back. I did a video for a workaround to get dual and even triple monitor home office setup and the video is linked at the end.
Basically, for that workaround i have used a usb 3.0 to hdmi adapter and connected them via a usb 3.0 to times 4 usb 3.0 adapter, which went to my laptop’s usb type c 3.1 port via a three in one hub with an hdmi port. This cable inception at that time cost me 90, canadian dollar. Now, with this pandemic, a lot of people are working from home and i bet at your home office desk. You certainly wouldn’t mind the magical, work, productivity boost by a dual or even a triple, monitor setup. I personally have been using this triple monitor setup for my full time. Work in this youtube channel, and i can’t stress how helpful this multi monitor setup has proven to be so. If you’re, looking for a productivity boost at your home office, setup let’s find out what magic this 89 canadian dollar qgm multi monitor docking station can do now, keep in mind with this budget price, you not only get a dual hdmis for a dual extended, monitor setup That is both monitor, shows different content, but you can also connect a third monitor via the vga port, which unfortunately duplicates one of these hdmi, but don’t worry later on. During this video, i have shown you a workaround to get a fully operational, extended, triple monitor setup with this docking station. Now let’s quickly talk about the specs and then i’ll show you the setup process in real time. By the way, there is nothing special with unboxing, but it came with an otg usb, a two usb type c cable with a lanyard.
This otg cable is so helpful. My asus zenbook 3 only has a usb 3.1 type c port. So without this otg port, i cannot connect this docking station to my laptop on my other acer spin, 5 laptop. There is a usb 3.0 port, so i don’t need this otg cable there, but it certainly is helpful. Hey a cool fact is that if you don’t need this otg cable for your laptop, you can connect a ps controller to your phone via this otg cable. For an awesome gaming experience check it out well inside the box. They have also provided a usb type. A to type c mail, cable, along with the user manual. Now in total, there are eight ports on this usb hub. There are two usb 3.0 port on one side which you can use to connect printer keyboard, mouse external hard drive, and if you feel that they aren’t enough, you can easily purchase a usb 3.0 extender. These usb 3.0 ports support data transfer rates up to 5 gigabytes per second at the bottom. There is a vga port to connect a monitor. Please note: vga cannot transmit audio. It can only transmit video at 1920 by 1080 pixels at 60hz, refresh rate now from my testing. If you connect a third monitor via the vga port, it will only be able to duplicate one of these hdmi so hang on. At the end, i have shown a workaround for these. There is a gigabyte, rj45 ethernet port which supports 10 hundred and thousand mbps data transfer speed.
On the other side, there are two hdmi ports, both of which can support a resolution of 2048 by 1440 pixels at 60 hertz, but keep in mind if you go for a triple, monitor, extended setup. The maximum resolution for each of these video port will be only 1920 by 1080 pixels at 60 hertz. There are two convenient sd and tf card reader slot to transfer data up to one or four megabytes per second. Finally, there is a type c female port for charging. Now, with all that said, let’s connect this all up to my asus zenbook 3.. As mentioned earlier, since my laptop has a usb 3.1 type c port, i will have to use this otg cable to connect this hub now before i connect this hub, let me connect all the inputs, like this usb type, a port for my have it keyboard now, Since i have a lot of stuff to be attached to my system, i will use this xe usb 3.0 extender, which will only cost 16 dollar, and you can find its link in the video description here is where i will plug in the have it rgb mouse. My printer and finally, my 10 terabyte external hard drive, okay. Moving on to the bottom side, let me plug in the rj45 ethernet cord. I really like this as i upload huge video files on youtube and it’s, certainly faster over ethernet versus wi fi. I have an acer monitor, which is very dated, and i barely use it so for this video purpose, since it has vga and dvi, i will connect it via this vga port.
Going on to the other side, let’s hook up the two of my asus vp 228 gaming monitor. One of these monitor will be used for audio output as they both have a built in speaker. Finally, i can attach an sd card if needed so now, let’s power it all up via the usb type c charger and let’s go ahead and plug this whole 18 1 adapter to my laptop and see if it all works. So, as you can see, it’s all working great, but this acer monitor is a duplicate of one of this asus monitor let’s do some digging by going under the display settings and identify all these monitors. So you can see the monitor number three, and this acer monitor connected via vga has the same content so technically, with my laptop i’m, only able to have a dual extended, monitor setup by the way for most of the home office setup. A dual extended, monitor setup is more than enough to further customize. You can press windows plus p button to get the projection options like duplicate, which is what i have extend or second screen only. So if all you want is a dual extended monitor setup, you now know that it’s possible, via this qgm usb hub but let’s, say. If you want a triple extended, monitor setup, then this is what you need to do. Get a usb 3.0 to hdmi adapter. I got it from amazon for only 20 canadian dollar again you’ll find it link in the video description.
Now, since my dated acer monitor does not have an hdmi cable, i have used the dvi to hdmi adapter, which also i got it from amazon for only eight canadian dollar. Again, you will find its link in the video description now. Let’S connect all this up to a spare usb 3.0 port on my xz usb 3.0 adapter, and wait for the magic Music. Okay, now let’s check. If this triple extended, monitor setup is working or not by going in the display settings. So, as you can see, there are four monitors number one is my laptop’s display number two and three: are this asus vp228 gaming monitor connected via hdmi and number four? Is this dated acer monitor connected via the usb 3.0 to hdmi adapter, now, it’s really important to orient the monitors properly to your desired place, so it’s easier to drag the tabs around like it’s, really a bad idea to place the display number two in between the Display number three and four: you get it. What i mean here either go one two, three four from the right or left for an easier workflow. Depending on your preference. Let me give you a quick demo for that. Again, you can use the quick shortcut to projection setting by pressing windows plus p and you can select whatever fits your need. Finally, from this display setting page, you can also change scaling and layout from landscape to portrait, which is certainly helpful for coders and software developers.
Now, in terms of gaming, it’s, certainly great for occasional gaming – i have played few titles via this setup, but when you have a triple monitor, extended setup, don’t expect a 2k or a 4k display output at 60hz. You only will get 1080 pixel resolution at 60 hertz, but it’s. Definitely not bad i’ve done some tests for thermal throttling and i find that overall, this metal design helps a lot. It does not get intensively hot with regular tasks, but during a gameplay or video editing. It does get a bit hot, but i have never seen any bottlenecks. There is no video degrading or legs. I have used this for almost two weeks and it works great for my setup in terms of portability. It’S also very handy it’s super lightweight pocketable and easy to carry on the go. The overall design is also quite robust and solid it’s metal all around, unlike some other brands, which have a plastic casing so here’s. My final verdict, if you’re planning to set up a multi, monitor home office setup your search ends here. Instead of spending your money on those expensive docking stations, this qgm does just great without breaking the bank, you can extend dual or even up to triple monitor, along with the ability to attach a ton of accessories like keyboard, mouse, printer sd card, hard drive, etc. Simultaneously, charging your laptop, as shown above in real time demo. My personal favorite things about this qgm docking stations are the sleek metallic design, extremely lightweight and portable, the included usb type c otg cable, which i can use for my laptop and, if not, i can use it for mobile gaming via the ps controller.
This docking station does not get hot with prolonged use and does all sort of data transfer effortlessly. I am still able to connect the ethernet port for faster upload speeds. Overall, i can highly recommend this qgm 181 usb triple monitor setup hub for anyone who is planning for a great productive home office setup. I see why this qgm has a lot of five star reviews on amazon. You can check it out for yourself. I bet for now you won’t find all these good features at this price point. So for your dual or triple monitor home office setup. This will be a very good investment, make sure to take the advantage of the free giveaway and subscribe. So you don’t miss out any upcoming videos with that said, i really hope you found this video helpful. If you did, then please give this video a thumbs up. It really means a lot.