3M draws curtain on USB 3.0 display

We've already reviewed several external hard drives that use USB 3.0, but 3M just unveiled a monitor that connects to the new standard.

Pocket Lint

We've already reviewed several external hard drives that use USB 3.0, but 3M just unveiled a monitor that connects to the new standard.

Pocket Lint posted the first images of the 3M demo monitor that displaying 1366 X 768 resolution on an 18.5-inch screen. Those specs might seem a little behind, but the real boon for USB 3.0 is its 5 gigabit bandwidth transmission compared to the 480 megabit limitation of USB 2.0.

The demo shows two USB 3.0 cables connected to a desktop computer powering the 8-watt display, since individual USB 3.0 ports can only juice up to 7W. Luckily, the monitor itself is environmentally friendly, drawing only half the power of a standard monitor.

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Justin Yu covers headphones and peripherals for CNET. When he's not wading through Web gulch or challenging colleagues to typing tests, you can find him making fun of technology with Jeff Bakalar every afternoon on The 404 show.

 

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