UPDATE: AOC, the makers of an überrange of USB monitors, including the 720p High-Def 1080p - 16-inch E1649FWU USB monitor, has upped the screen size for its latest USB-powered offering. The new e2251Fwu boasts a 22-inch LED backlit display and receives both power and signal solely through it’s – 5volt – USB connection. The single USB cable connection is designed to make hooking yourself up with a dual or multi-monitor setup a simple plug-and-play deal, sure to appeal to those looking to take a second monitor on the road. The e2251Fwu sports Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution and operates at 60 Hz, with a 5 ms response time, 250 cd/m2 brightness and 20,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. The unit is also HDCP compatible and comes with a built-in USB 2.0 port for daisy-chaining an additional monitor or other USB devices. AOC hasn’t provided full dimensions for the unit but does reveal it has a 10.6 mm/0.41 inch thickness. The e2251Fwu comes with a removable stand that AOC reckons allows it to be used as a digital photo frame or presentation display. Powered by a DisplayLink chip, the e2251Fwu is compatible with Apple OSX Tiger/Leopard/Lion, Linux, Windows XP/Vista/7. AOC will be showing off the monitor at CES 2012, ahead of its international release in February 2012, e2251Fwu is expected to be priced at $US 199.
In September 2011 we reported: “The USB Monitor is ideal for business presentations, photo frame applications, multiple monitor displays and as a companion monitor for laptop and netbook users who want more out of their computer.” said Robert Velez, Marketing Manager of AOC.
Don’t mistake the e16′s diminutive size and simplicity, this is no toy monitor. AOC haven’t sacrificed the displays picture quality for size or power. With impressive image quality and a specification sheet that could belong to any modern LCD monitor the e16 is simplicity without compromise. The spec’s include; 50,000,00:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, 5ms response time and 1366 x 786 resolution. While the resolution will cover 720p High-Def 1080p is a bridge to far for the e16. Still as a secondary monitor the resolution is more than adequate and still higher than many netbooks. The display can be tilted into portrait or landscape orientations while the included monitor stand tucks away flat keeping the e16 as compact as possible when not in use. Weighing just a paltry 2.3lbs (just over 1kg) and at 1.4 inch thick the e16 will easily fit in to your lappy bag along-side your laptop. Check the full article: www.technoid.com.au/aoc-usb-lcd/