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Asus Announces USB-powered Full HD Portable Monitor

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August 29, 2013 3:25:31 PM

Yay! Finally a portable 1080p USB powered screen. I've been waiting for this one since Engadget mentioned it at Computex. According to that article, the 1080p screen should cost around $209 and weight 1.8 pounds if plans hasn't changed. Glad to see it's compatible with USB 2.0 too. I'm still wishing for the Lenovo ThinkVision LT1423p for it's wacom pen, touchscreen and wireless connectivity though.
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August 29, 2013 3:34:05 PM

I like it, very nifty
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August 29, 2013 3:38:46 PM

Anyone else hoping it was Jane in the video?
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August 29, 2013 3:47:31 PM

If I was still running 60hz screens, this would definitely be something I'd be interested in. Once you go 120hz+, you never go back...
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August 29, 2013 5:03:19 PM

"Both models use a single USB 3.0 port for video and power and are backwards compatible with USB 2.0"
Wait... For power and VIDEO? USB is a bit slow for video.
I think it would be kind of laggy. I would prefer that it would just have a VGA or DVI input
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August 29, 2013 5:40:02 PM

smeezekitty said:
"Both models use a single USB 3.0 port for video and power and are backwards compatible with USB 2.0"
Wait... For power and VIDEO? USB is a bit slow for video.
I think it would be kind of laggy. I would prefer that it would just have a VGA or DVI input


DVI single link - 3.96 Gb/s
USB 3.0 - 5.0 Gb/s
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August 29, 2013 5:56:53 PM

Grandmastersexsay said:
smeezekitty said:
"Both models use a single USB 3.0 port for video and power and are backwards compatible with USB 2.0"
Wait... For power and VIDEO? USB is a bit slow for video.
I think it would be kind of laggy. I would prefer that it would just have a VGA or DVI input


DVI single link - 3.96 Gb/s
USB 3.0 - 5.0 Gb/s

But that is raw bandwidth. USB cannot transfer raw video because the host's GPU cannot output to USB.
That means the monitor most likely has its own its own video controller making it much slower.

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August 29, 2013 6:07:51 PM

I did not think that there was a real market for something like this.
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August 29, 2013 6:07:55 PM

From my understanding it is more like USB is used to connect to the graphics processor in the display so it would be more like:

PCI-e 1.1 1x 250MB/s
USB 3.0 5.0Gb/s (400MB/s+ in practice)

Either way, there is plenty to spare.
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August 29, 2013 6:42:09 PM

smeezekitty said:
But that is raw bandwidth. USB cannot transfer raw video because the host's GPU cannot output to USB.
That means the monitor most likely has its own its own video controller making it much slower.

Most laptops' graphics can barely handle gaming on the laptop's primary display so there is no point arguing about it being slower than the laptop's built-in GPU/IGP.

Most people who would carry an add-on display with their laptop would do so for productivity and presentations, not for 3D gaming. For video playback, USB3 has more than enough bandwidth to handle raw host-decoded video at 1920x1080p hi10 at 60fps so no problem there either.
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August 29, 2013 7:35:49 PM

Ou, fancy-shmancy! :D 
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August 29, 2013 8:33:10 PM

very cool!
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August 30, 2013 5:36:45 AM

This would be helpful with hardware errors with the video subsystem on client computers. Very helpful indeed.
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August 30, 2013 5:39:35 AM

This thing would be better exponentially if it was touch capable...
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August 30, 2013 7:02:44 PM

skimmed the article and didn't see touch or wifi/bluetooth compatibility. Stern expression at Asus. Apparently this is a common reaction.
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August 30, 2013 7:06:54 PM

hmm. watched the video.. indeed being able to use this with a phone over MHL would be sweet.. and touch would seal the deal. I like that it is thin and light but it looks so cheap and fragile that it would probably end up folded in half in less than a week.
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August 31, 2013 3:25:35 PM

I'ld love to have a couple of those in the datacenter, easier than carry a crt or lcd to those servers without kvm :-D
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September 9, 2013 3:45:14 PM

Where can u buy this?? Newegg does not have it nor Amazon as of today .. don't see it listed on USA ASUS web site either?

thanks invaliderror.. I'll be watching
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September 9, 2013 3:53:49 PM

washerebefore said:
Where can u buy this??

Nowhere yet. This is a product announcement, not a product launch. No availability date or price have been set yet.
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September 26, 2013 4:23:40 AM

I saw the non-1080P version on Newegg. c o m the other day .. was not as good as this one and usb only.. uses similar model # without the +
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September 30, 2013 12:10:11 PM

where is the touchscreen version ? for Windows 8?
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September 30, 2013 12:10:50 PM

where is the touchscreen version ? for Windows 8?
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December 16, 2013 8:20:40 PM

I love it, i cant wait for a wireless version with touch screen. Then i can use my windows phone with Threshhold Update and keep a PC in my pocket at all times.
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