This VTOP USB 3.0 to HDMI External Graphics Card is an essential piece of kit to anyone wanting to power and display a dual monitor setup when their laptop or PC only has 1 standard HDMI output. Simply put without it you can only have 1 other monitor – and cheaper HDMI splitters will only duplicate a display – this product allows your monitors to operate as an extended display.

It is pretty small and is easily portable enough to put it into a laptop bag if you ever need it for a trip. It is also powerful enough to support a resolution of 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz – impressive for a fairly compact device. The devices drivers can be found from their website – you can find it in the included user manual.

Overall it is a very impressive piece of kit – powerful and compact whilst also very easy to operate. It drives my external monitor at full resolution and is fine to handle most tasks such as web browsing, word processing or watching Youtube at HD without any lagging, or drop in resolution. However as like all external graphic adaptors it’s not suited for gaming, or any task that is graphics extensive, for that you should use your primary display.