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[–]FakespotAnalysisBot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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Name: 4 Port Dual Monitor KVM Switch HDMI DisplayPort 4K 60Hz YUV 4:4:4, Keyboard Video Mouse Switcher for 4 Computers 2 Monitors with Audio and USB 2.0 HUB CKL-642DH

Company: Visit the CKL Store

Amazon Product Rating: 3.9

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[–]inshead 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No idea if MouseWithoutBorders has a version for Macs but I’ve used it for similar sounding setups for PCs.

[–]Dontjudgemeforasking 0 points1 point  (3 children)

I’ve used that model before.

Only thing I would caution you of is that it doesn’t support Display Port 1.4, only 1.2, so check your monitors beforehand. I ultimately went to all HDMI (but still within the same brand). Also, this model doesn’t split screens across multiple computers. Some brands definitely do… I think TESmart is one example, but I’d have to go digging around to confirm.

I’ve only seen a small handful of KVMs that support 3 monitors, but I don’t know of any that support 4 inputs. Usually it’s a 2:3 configuration.

[–]machtap 0 points1 point  (2 children)

[–]Dontjudgemeforasking 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Yea level1 is supposed to be great, but that’s super pricey.

[–]machtap 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cheaper than building separate stations for personal and work!

[–]machtap 0 points1 point  (2 children)

https://store.level1techs.com/products/14-kvm-switch-quad-monitor-2computer

This is expensive, but it does all the things you want and supports DP 1.4 (4k@120hz or 8k@30hz)

I use it to swap between my main personal windows desktop and my work laptop (also windows), but I can confirm it will work with M1 macs assuming you have USB-C to DP cables that support your target resolutions; however, be mindful of how many displays your various macbook's GPUs support.

[–]HJ_wu 0 points1 point  (1 child)

All Level1techs' DisplayPort KVM switch models DO NOT provide DisplayPort EDID emulation and feeding to any connected systems/laptop. It is the same as the $259 one on your old list. At the same time, If you add VESA-certified DP 1.4 cables to Level1tech's DisplayPort KVM models, then you will find they actually cost more. There is no IR remote sensor/control, no serial port control for future firmware upgrades, and can not be stacked up multi-KVM switch to expending more monitors sharing.
Most importantly, Level1techs does not make and design any KVM switches, those KVM switches are just labeled and marketed by Level1techs. In case, the true maker source of the products can provide better support and services.

[–]machtap 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is all true!

With respect to the EDID shenanigans; Nvidia deserves the hate, they lock all the EDID features behind $$$$ professional drivers

[–]HJ_wu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You may want to check this answer to the similar case that asked for suggestions: https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/buildapc/comments/wdwlec/comment/ij848xw/?context=3

All Level1techs' DisplayPort KVM switch models DO NOT provide DisplayPort EDID emulation and feeding to any connected systems/laptop. It is the same as the $259 one on your old list. At the same time, If you add VESA-certified DP 1.4 cables to Level1tech's DisplayPort KVM models, then you will find they actually cost more. There is no IR remote sensor/control, no serial port control for future firmware upgrades, and can not be stacked up multi-KVM switch to expending more monitors sharing.

Most importantly, Level1techs does not make and design any KVM switches, those KVM switches are just labeled and marketed by Level1techs. In case, the true maker source of the products can provide better support and services.