Village Tronic ViBook

Jun 2nd, 2009 | By Simon

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Installation of the ViBook is quite simple. For starters, if you want to mount the VESA mount, you will need to find a suitable location on your monitor. In addition, you’ll need to prep the mount with the foam pads to protect the monitor and elevate the mount away from the side. Two screws hold the mount in place.

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Most people are unlikely to use the VESA mount; instead they will either connect the ViBook directly to the DVI port on the monitor using the DVI gender changer or mount the ViBook to the back of the monitor with the adhesive pads and use the DVI to VGA cable. Both forms are acceptable and will provide you with the exact same performance.

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If the back of your monitor is curved, you may not be able to plug the ViBook and gender changer directly to the bottom of your monitor. I found with my Samsung 2232GW, there wasn’t enough space. To remedy this, you will either need your own DVI monitor cable or use the provided DVI to VGA monitor cable. I would have liked to see ViBook provide a short DVI extension cable and solve this problem. Using my own 6′ DVI cable isn’t an issue but it creates additional clutter behind the desk. With the cable only being single DVI, this shouldn’t cost Villagetronic very much.

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The resolution for me was to use the VGA cable as opposed having a DVI connection.

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Once you have the ViBook connected to your monitor, plug the USB end into your laptop and you’re off to software installation.

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