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News Samsung demos USB-powered display

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Lizard, 1 Jun 2010.

  1. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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  2. Tom @ CCL

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    All comes down to price, if they are priced keenly I could see myself running a three monitor setup from a powered USB hub.
     
  3. Mongoose132

    Mongoose132 Duckmad

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    *Doesn't see advantage of one less cable*
     
  4. BlackMage23

    BlackMage23 RPG Loving Freak

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    Will their normal monitors be this energy efficient?
    They could be good in a corporate environment, if the power saving can justify the cost.
     
  5. eldiablo

    eldiablo New Member

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    It says usb powered, but does the video go over the usb cable as well or did they hide the vga/dvi cable in the picture?
     
  6. bigsharn

    bigsharn Officially demotivated

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    I hardly dare ask how much the twin USB cable will cost... :p
     
  7. Sheiken

    Sheiken Wat?

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    This is no use if you have a powerful graphics card
     
  8. cool_dude

    cool_dude Officially a decade on BitTech!

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    just usb powered , requires vga/dvi i would assume
     
  9. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    I bet it's not 120hz....




    ... :D
     
  10. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    The only application I see here is for HTPC (if it's a touch screen) or low powered workstations (Word, Internet Explorer)
     
  11. Darkefire

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    Awesome, I'd happily run a third monitor to place Word documents or other similarly mundane things; no matter how much this costs, it's gotta be cheaper than buying a similar sized model and a TripleHead2Go, or buying a second graphics card. At least that's assuming USB is the only connection, I wish the linked article had a higher resolution picture so I could read the little features sign next to the monitor.
     
  12. Tom @ CCL

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    Samsung have got a series of USB driven monitors out at the moment, so I assume these will be USB powered and USB driven.

    Would be a dissapointment if they were not.
     
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    Well, over here it's written as the data goes over USB too.

    So i'd guess it'd struggle with any sort of video/gaming :( (if it can handle it at all without turning into a slideshow)
     
  14. DBA

    DBA I do my modding with a spoon

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    I don't know about that. There was a Twin USB cable bundled with my cheap ars HDD case when I bought that. so I couldn't image it would cost much more than a standard USB cable.
     
  15. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    I'm guessing this is USB 3.0 exclusive, then.

    6.3W/5V=1.26A

    USB 2.0 would require three cables to meet the spec.
     
  16. javaman

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    Does power supply change with usb3 or only data rates?
     
  17. tank_rider

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    More energy efficiency is always welcome. Especially as this will negate another power converter and use the relatively efficient pc power supply rather than a power brick.
     
  18. nicae

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    Needs to be single USB. Can they do roughly half the screen with a single cable?
     
  19. ZERO <ibis>

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    This could open up for some nice mod possibilities in the future...
     
  20. MSHunter

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    OMG FAIL FAIL FAIL.
    This should have been USB3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I mean would not USB3 be much better for this with higher data rate and higher power!!??!!
    It would also be one of the first inventive uses that woul push USB3 out quicker.
    God I do hope Samsung see this and comes out with a USB3 version.
     
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