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Is there a USB KVM switch that's PC / Mac compatible between 2 separate computer towers? I have a dual monitor setup and would like to have both monitors switch over when I hit the switch..

Also, it doesn't need to USB... DVI would be the best though.

Maybe I'd be better off just buying a bigger desk and 2 more monitors cost wise though...

Lemme know what you think? Is there such a device available on the market?
Thanks
    
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Is there a USB KVM switch that's PC / Mac compatible between 2 separate computer towers? I have a dual monitor setup and would like to have both monitors switch over when I hit the switch..

Also, it doesn't need to USB... DVI would be the best though.

Maybe I'd be better off just buying a bigger desk and 2 more monitors cost wise though...

Lemme know what you think? Is there such a device available on the market?
Thanks
Here are four Aten's Dual Display KVMs, of which I think model CS1642 might best suit your needs.

It should be selling at around CAD 280-300.

Official link:http://www.aten-usa.com/?category_product&cat=788
Scan link: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/aten-...ew-kvmp-switch
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Thanks! I think I can get by with that and also use a USB splitter to allow for a mouse, keyboard, printer, and usb sound card, from the 2 included KVM USB ports.
    
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Actually.. I just realized something..
I could probably get by with a single DVI port KVM switch, because I only need to have dual monitor on one computer. So I could hook up my 2nd monitor directly into the tower, and have the primary monitor work with both..

I hope that will work.. It would mean that the 2nd monitor would always show the one computer but I could turn it off if need be..
    
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