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Author Topic: BIG USb monitor coming up  (Read 2453 times)
cellofaan
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« on: August 18, 2010, 10:50:51 PM »

Samsung is going to release an 18.5" monitor somewhere next year, with a 1,366x768 resolution.
Nothing fancy about that, except, it's a USB monitor, meaning it only needs a USB port. No vga, dvi, not even a power supply, just the single usb port.
It only uses 6.3W (compared to 20-50 for regular monitors).

I'm only speculating here, but it could have a seriously good impact on those damn jitterbugs, as I'd imagine the interfering fields generated by it will also be significantly weaker.
Also, it's an edge-lit LED screen.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/USB-Monitor-Notebooks-Netbooks,10547.html
http://thecoolgadgets.com/samsung-usb-monitor-18-5-inch-lcd-display-6-3w-power-consumption/


Of course, it will probably be expensive, and usb monitors tend to not be compatible with 3D hardware, rendering it useless for people that do 3D modeling.

Any other thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2010, 09:10:33 AM »

hello back cellofaan!  It's nice to see you around!  Smiley

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I am always afraid that USB screens take too much precious CPU time.

I imagine USB screens would still use a "full blown" LCD Panel component inside. (The main part that sits between the pen and the Wacom sensor.) 

You think it would be better for the jitterbug war? Surely, the LED backlight and the lack of AC supply seems promising though.

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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2010, 07:17:19 PM »

I think/hope the fact that it runs on the low power of a USB means it generates less interference, since it's so low powered.
The LED-lighting is a plus for less heating.

While I agree it will use relatively much of the cpu, most new pc's have at least a dual core, and probably a quadcore or i5 processor, so when you're using one graphics program at a time, there shouldn't be much difference in performance, as an other core handles the monitor.

USB monitors are a little slow anyway, so that could be a problem. We'll have to wait for some reviews.
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