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. Read the full article »»»»
AOC, creators of displays great and small has added a twist to the humble LCD monitor. Making HDMI inputs look old school AOC’s new e2343Fi monitor includes a docking station for your iPhone or Touch. While the e2343Fi may look like your standard 23″ monitor it’s SRS speakers and integrated Apple interface makes this monitor perfect as a mini multimedia studio. Once the brains of the operation is docked your iPhone’s display is automatically mirrored on the 23″ LCD, in it’s full high definition glory. AOC isn’t stopping at adding a docking station to your monitor either, rumors suggest a combined USB connectivity and dock has already been prototyped. AOC’s new multipurpose monitor along new prototype displays will be on show at the much anticipated CES 2012. AOC is coming prepared with many tricks up their sleeve.
Integrating a dock into the base of the LCD display is just another way AOC is added more function to LCD panels. Other models in AOC’s range also include tricks like USB powered displays, touch screen, 3D and picture frame functions. In the case of the e2343Fi with your Apple device docked the monitors SRS speakers and LED back-light display are at the iPhone / Touch’s disposal, playing tunes and displaying video at will. The monitor also includes the usual array of PC and HDMI inputs to meet day to day demands. Read the full article »»»»