There are many users who, for whatever reason, need to use two independent PCs . In order to save space and to have greater comfort when changing from one PC to another, there are KVM switches , which allow you to use several PCs with a single keyboard, mouse and monitor , and in this article we are going to list the best from the market to do so.
There are many KVMs on the market that allow the use of two PCs with only one set of peripherals, but most of them inherit this need from ancient times and are not adapted to the new times; in other words, they have a VGA connection to the monitor and many lack even USB. So, in this article you will find the best KVM on the market, with HDMI connection and USB ports to be able to use your modern devices without problems.
KVM for two PCs with a keyboard, mouse and monitor
This KVM has as you can see two HDMI inputs for two different PCs, as well as a single HDMI output for a monitor. It supports 4K resolution at 30 Hz or 1080p at 60 Hz, and incorporates four USB 2.0 ports to connect a keyboard, mouse, headphones and even printers. It is fully compatible with Windows operating system, Mac and most Linux distributions, so you will not have problems using it even if you have a Windows PC and another with Linux.
For two PCs with a keyboard, mouse and two monitors
If you have a dual monitor setup then you will need a slightly more advanced KVM like this one. The device has two input HDMIs for each PC and two output HDMIs for a dual monitor configuration, the same as the previous one for 4K resolution at 30 Hz or Full HD at 60 Hz. It also has four USB 2.0 ports for various peripherals .
KVM for four PCs with a single keyboard, mouse and monitor
If you need something “big” because you have 4 PCs, then you will need a KVM like this one that we show you. It is a little more limited in functionality since it only supports a single monitor per computer, although yes, the output is 4K at 60 Hz (it has HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2) and is compatible even with PS4 and Xbox One. It has three USB ports in this case, marked as mouse, keyboard and printer, although the printer can be used for anything else, such as headphones.
Two PCs with a 4K monitor at 60 Hz? No problem
If in your case you only need to switch between two gaming PCs or a PC and a console but you want 4K resolution at 60 FPS, then this KVM will be a good ally for you. It has HDMI 2.0 inputs and outputs for 4K at 60 FPS, supports DDC function, automatically adjusts screen resolution, and will generally deliver optical performance with virtually no latency. It has only two USB 2.0 ports, yes, so you can only connect a keyboard and mouse (or use an additional USB hub, of course).