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I have been looking for a KVM switch that I could hook up to my laptop docking station so that I could dock my work laptop at home, flip a switch, and have my laptop use my home PC's keyboard, mouse, and two monitors. I can't seem to find one on Amazon or Newegg.

No VGA ports. That's oldschool and I don't want anything to do with it. DVI or HDMI only. Can anyone provide me with a link or two?

Edit: It also most support 1920x1080 digitally (no analog) on both monitors.

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Find two regular DVI/HDMi switches and then splice the switcher wires together. –  Huckle Feb 5 '12 at 1:06
check this or this –  Raystafarian Feb 5 '12 at 1:13
I guess I should have mentioned 1920x1080 resolution. Edit - sorry, I didn't see the second link –  oscilatingcretin Feb 5 '12 at 1:34
That sucks. The second one only does one analog and one digital per PC which means I would need to replace one of my DVI-Ds with a DVI-I. –  oscilatingcretin Feb 5 '12 at 1:45
If they exist, they are crazy expensive I'm sure. –  surfasb Feb 5 '12 at 2:04

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How about this one? ADDERView 4 PRO DVI Multi-Screen

The ADDERView PRO is a professional grade KVMA switch delivering ultimate flexibility for users who wish to share high resolution screens (up to 5MP) and modern USB peripherals between a multiplicity of computers.

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We use these at work for switching 4 monitors, they work really well –  deveneyi Feb 7 '12 at 12:06
Tom, where is the price for this? It seems rather elusive. –  oscilatingcretin Feb 7 '12 at 18:36
These things typically are like Ferraris, if you have to ask... Contact their local VAR while sitting down. –  Fiasco Labs Mar 8 '12 at 17:34
@oscilatingcretin - You want a KVM that supports HDMI you are going to pay for that functionality. You don't expand on the reason a VGA connection is bad. –  Ramhound Mar 8 '12 at 17:44
Did I not say DVI or HDMI in my question?. Furthermore, how do you know I am not willing to pay it? Lastly, I do not want VGA because I want to still use my main PC for gaming, so I am only willing to go digital, not analog. The dual-monitor KVM switches I've looked at don't support using different types of cables. They're either all analog or all digital, so I need all digital. –  oscilatingcretin Mar 8 '12 at 18:32

This (and other IOGEAR products on that site) seem to be what you are after...

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"simple method for sharing one dual-link DVI monitor" –  oscilatingcretin Mar 8 '12 at 16:45

I just started using this from iogear at work to share two monitors, keyboard/mouse between two computers. While the product is a bit pricey, it is definitely worth it. I think you can get it on newegg for about $300.00.

I think you may find this product will do everything you need it to do.


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I typed in https://www.google.com/search?complete=0&q=dual+monitor+kvm, clicked the second shopping result, clicked Amazon and landed on http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-Port-Switch-Audio-SV231DD2DUA/dp/B002VY8T2Y " switching both machines across two high resolution DVI monitors" "Combined or independent switching of audio and/or USB hub ports"

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I went down this road for a while and then decided to use Remote Desktop which is built into all versions of Windows - it gets better with more controls with Windows 7. Made sure the two devices are on the same high speed switch. No cost no switches, FAST..just as fast as sitting at the keyboard...same keyboard same mouse....AND cut and paste between regular desktop and remote (remember to check the box which says multiple monitors in the configuration of RD....Couldn't believe the answer was right there all the time.

Laptop now sits with top closed and works perfectly.

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Just to note on this - multi-monitor support for RD requires the "ultimate" or "enterprise" edition of Windows 7 (I believe on the host, not the client). The mere "pro" version only seems to allow one monitor. See windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/…. –  Simon W Jul 11 '13 at 8:36
Actually, only requires Professional. Home can connect to Professional but not the opposite. –  nicorellius Sep 8 '13 at 15:18
Is this fast enough to run high-end games? I'd think that performance might be affected in that scenario. –  crush Sep 17 '14 at 18:49

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