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AOC's 22-inch USB Powered HD Display Now Available

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AOC has released a 22-inch HD display that gets its signal and power through a single USB 2.0 connection.

DisplayLink sounds like a proud papa, as it's currently announcing the availability of AOC's new 22-inch High Definition USB Powered Display, model e2251Fwu.

DisplayLink said on Wednesday that the new AOC monitor uses its USB 2.0 graphics and connectivity technology to enable both power and real-time video compression/decompression through a single USB connection while still supporting plug-and-play connectivity. This way, consumers don't need an additional power socket when creating a dual or multi-monitor setup with a desktop or laptop.

"It seems that all users—home and business— are now living in a world that demands multi-tasking, and as such, the need for multiple screens has risen exponentially," said John Cummins, VP of sales and marketing for DisplayLink. "AOC’s 22-inch High Definition USB Powered Display enables multiple monitors to be added to any desktop/notebook computer platform through the connection of a tidy and simple USB cable at an accessible price point."

The new 22-inch display's specs include a thickness of 10.6-mm, a 5ms response time, a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD), and eco-friendly packaging. It's supported on all leading operating systems including Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 & Apple Mac OS X Tiger / Leopard and Lion. It even comes with a convenient detachable stand that allows it to be used with or without the base like a picture frame -- too bad there's no touch support.

Also available today is AOC's 16-inch portable version, model e1649Fwu. It too uses DisplayLink's USB 2.0 graphics and connectivity technology, but also features a built-in Smart Stand that pivots when needed, and offers 1366 x 786 resolution.

AOC’s 22-inch High-Definition Powered Display ($199), and the 16-inch Portable USB Monitor ($149), are available for purchase through the DisplayLink Shop and us.aoc.com, as well as major electronics retailers including Best Buy, HHGreg, Costco, Tiger Direct, Nebraska Furniture, ABC Warehouse and Electronics Express.

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    yordan , May 2, 2012 7:17 PM
    AOC e2251Fwu specification "10W maximum"
    10W = +5V (USB Voltage) x 2A Current

    USB 2.0 specification is 0.5A Current per port!!!

    The article implies that you can turn this monitor
    in any laptop. Old asus Eeepc and many others have a limit 0.6A per port.

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    Efrayim , May 2, 2012 7:02 PM
    That is impressive.
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    Northwestern , May 2, 2012 7:06 PM
    Shut up and take my money AOC.

    I'm getting tired of clogging up my power strips with monitors.
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    yordan , May 2, 2012 7:17 PM
    AOC e2251Fwu specification "10W maximum"
    10W = +5V (USB Voltage) x 2A Current

    USB 2.0 specification is 0.5A Current per port!!!

    The article implies that you can turn this monitor
    in any laptop. Old asus Eeepc and many others have a limit 0.6A per port.

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    mesab66 , May 2, 2012 7:45 PM
    yordan, I'm guessing it does only need 1 free usb2 port - a quick check around seems to back this up. There's no mention of multi-port requirements.....kinda something that would be picked up on? Google search might of tripped up, though (damnit, I'm not blaming me if i'm wrong! lol)
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    ang1dust , May 2, 2012 7:53 PM
    OMG AOC IS TAKING OVER THE COMPUTER INDUSTRY, SUE THEM WITH PATENT INFRINGEMENTS!
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    ang1dust , May 2, 2012 7:54 PM
    im sure apple had this back when the Mac II was being mass produced as a backup.
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    ang1dust , May 2, 2012 7:54 PM
    And last but not least....can it play Crysis?
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    ang1dust , May 2, 2012 7:55 PM
    BUT CAN IT PLAY CRYSIS?!
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    drwho1 , May 2, 2012 8:08 PM
    "too bad there is no touch support"

    LOL

    who cares, who's going to bother with Windows 8 anyways.
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    braindogs , May 2, 2012 8:22 PM
    but will it saturate the USB tree that it is on?
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    Anonymous , May 2, 2012 8:59 PM
    hmm also wondering about power supply. true is that single port have 0.5A. maybe y-usb cable? 1A then.. hmmm and what about sending that much information thru usb? special usb drivers? image compression? courious. anyway grat piece of tec. i would like to have 1 :) 
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    lp231 , May 2, 2012 8:59 PM
    It's innovative, but still has flaws as it requires their software in order to work. It's only good for a secondary display, but a waste or useless if you are in the following scenarios:
    1. You building your very first computer and have no OS to begin with
    2. Your old monitor died and you're looking for a replacement. You can't use this as how can you install the monitor software in the first place?
    Also the image shows a round port, clearly for the use of a external power adapter, Maybe that's optional?
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    jackbling , May 2, 2012 9:35 PM
    we have several users on mac's, pro's and airs mostly. We currently use a usb video card that outputs to dvi; these are extremely laggy. If this product delivers what it promises, they have just earned some sells.

    As a caveat, i did some research on the max 10watts(which most laptops throw an error or shut down the port for anything that hits the .6a and up mark) and i just dont see how they could claim single usb operation if it always required 10. This is pure speculation, lacking the needed documentation, i would assume the optional power adapter peaks the display out at the full 10watts by increasing brightness. I guess i will see when it arrives.
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    ProDigit10 , May 2, 2012 10:16 PM
    That's not possible!
    The display would need to be using less than 2.5W, as most USB sockets provide for less than 500mAh on 5V, that would mean a screen that is not backlit, or backlit by a les than 1,5W background led.
    That would not be a very bright image!
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    shadowfamicom , May 2, 2012 11:53 PM
    16 inch one already on sale since at least last November... pretty good ratings...
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B005SEZR0G/ref=nosim/11816-20?s=merchant&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824160064&nm_mc=OTC-Channel&cm_mmc=OTC-channel-_-Monitors+-+LCD+Flat+Panel-_-AOC+Monitors-_-24160064&srccode=cii_11816&cpncode=30-3776272&DEPA=0&refer=channel&CMP=OTC-
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    wjc3usa , May 3, 2012 3:56 AM
    Spec sheet shows: Brightness 150 cd/m2 (typical) AND 10w max

    10 watts is only doable via 4 USB 2.0 ports(or the "optional power brick") Manual is not available but the 16" LCD manual shows a dual USB cable.

    150cd/m2 is not something I would put in a spec sheet. Maybe readable with the lights off?

    For those of you not living in the past:
    http://www.displaylink.com/usb3/end_users.php

    W
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    Latentius , May 3, 2012 5:15 AM
    Even with all their PR hype, I can't imagine this thing being anything but laggy, trying to drive that resolution over a USB 2.0 connection.

    Why not make the jump to USB 3.0? That could actually provide some decent bandwidth and power, making the product a much more attractive proposition (and a good use for those extra USB 3.0 ports).
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    cookoy , May 3, 2012 8:51 AM
    I wish tech writers would try to explain how AOC was able to power this 10w device with a usb 2 connection of 5v and 0.5ma limitation.
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    madgeyu , May 3, 2012 9:11 AM
    It too uses DisplayLink's USB 2.0 graphics and connectivity technology, but also features a built-in Smart Stand that pivots when needed, and offers 1366 x 786 resolution.
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    mosu , May 3, 2012 10:34 AM
    It should work fine with USB3X ports on Gigabyte motherboards.
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