It's difficult to make the monitor category exciting, but Samsung continues to try.
The company showed off two new monitors specifically designed as companion monitors for a laptop. The first is the 22-inch LD220, which has a native resolution of 1,920x1,080, a 5ms response time, and a contrast ratio of 1000:1. This display connects to the laptop via USB . The second is the 19-inch LD190X, with a 1366x768 resolution, a 5ms response time, and a 1000:1 contrast ratio. The latter monitor differs in that it connects to the laptop via a wireless antenna.
Each of the monitors was designed to sit very low and close to the actual desktop--similar to how a laptop's display sits.
Samsung's UbiSync technology is very similar to Displaylink and may even be the same tech with a different name. Displaylik and Ubisync allow you to connect up to six monitors to one system via USB-- and now with the LD190X, via a wireless antenna, too.
The LD220 will be available in the first quarter 2009 for $499; the smaller LD190X will be available in the same time frame for $599. Samsung is charging a premium for the wireless technology. Check out our slide show for more shots of the two in action.