AOC Brings Full HD To Its 16-Inch E1659FWUX-PRO USB Monitor

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gangrel

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Obviously not a good value in any regular sense, but running this off a USB port and nothing else...that's cool. This largely takes the laptop's screen and makes it a separate device, so we're looking at a much more modular computer. And don't diss this for "the resolution sux"...I suspect this is a hardware limitation, but if not, hey, these will get better.
 

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How many tablets have a screen this size?

Since it's just USB, you've got much more hardware flexibility. What's got the stronger hardware...a Celeron-based Chromebox, or a tablet? If you don't like Android, the Celeron version of a Cubi, running Ubuntu.

You're right that tablets are one side of the competition; laptops are of course the other. These may not work that well until there's something in a NUC-like form factor running on battery power. Still, I think there's potential here.
 

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Get it a battery, touch and a wireless connectivity and you can see how practical it would be for engineers and laboratories. Instead of having a low power device while working on the go, they can have all the heavy work done in some computer out of sight, while maintaining the portability.
 

Ron Olbrey

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This is a really cool second monitor for a laptop, but why don't they just also add an HDMI port. That would up the usefulness immensely. It could be powered by a USB battery pack and display a raspberry pi, or a game console, or any laptop with a HDMI port, no need for extra software. Many things have USB ports and HDMI ports, but only PC's can run displaylink software.
 

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This device uses Displaylink Technology, which essentially compresses the video, sends it along the usb port, and the monitor de-compresses the video, and forms the display. Displaylink needs an active program that you load into your hd/ssd, and at the moment software only exists for Windows and Mac OS. So any thoughts of Ubuntu or Chromebox need to be dismissed.
 
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