AOC has announced a 16-inch portable USB Monitor, calling it “the ultimate laptop accessory”. And having got tired of a tiny netbook screen ourselves and resorted to using our HD TV as a monitor (works rather well), we’re certainly excited about this product’s possibilities when we’re on the road.
A single USB cable provides both the power and the signal for this lightweight monitor so you don’t need to carry a power cord or additional cables.
Can’t think how you’d use it? Let’s hear Robert Velez, marketing manager at AOC, give you a few ideas: “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. Because the monitor does not require a power cord or VGA cable, it permits maximum portability while still allowing the display of multiple applications like instant messenger, movie player, gaming and digital picture frame apps.”
Velez said a handy built-in ‘Smart Stand’ pivots out when needed and stores flush against the back of the monitor when not in use. The foldable stand supports both portrait and landscape display.
The full features list includes:
• Panel Type: LED
• Aspect ratio: Widescreen 16:09
• Screen Size: 15.6-inch widescreen
• Viewable Image Size: 395mm
• Typical brightness: 250cd
• Typical contrast ratio: 50,000,000:1
• Response Time: 5ms
• Max. Resolution: 1366 x 768 @60Hz
• Input Signal: 1 USB
• HDCP Compatible: No
The AOC USB Monitor will be available at all major retail chains nationwide in October 2011, with a recommended retail price of $139.