We’re convinced by now that the Bay Trail tablets are powerful pieces of gear, but in the video below we find even more proof related to that matter. Can you imagine devices like the Dell Venue 8 Pro and ASUS Transformer Book T100 powering a bunch of PC monitors? Well, here’s a case:
The folks of Plugable decided to see how capable is the Intel Atom Bay Trail processor when the device it runs on is connected to multiple screens. They decided to connect a tablet to a Plugable dock, that was connected to 4 separate monitors. They used a Dell Venue 8 Pro to perform the test and keep in mind that this slate doesn’t even have a video port or full size USB port, but using a micro USB OTG cable and a Plugable docking station they did it.
Said dock adds USB, Ethernet, DVI and HDMI ports and it’s priced at $129. Dell Venue 8 Pro runs a full version of Windows 8.1, so it can easily download all the needed drivers automatically and the setup is fast and painless. Most importantly this goes to show that the Intel Atom Bay Trail CPU is powerful enough to handle multiple screens at the same time.
And all of that with a $299 Dell slate…