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HDTech Is Listening: Samsung offers USB Powered LCD panel

by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / June 23, 2010 12:22 PM PDT

I'm trying to bring some more discussion to the forum here, and hopefully "HDTech Is Listening" threads will provide a place for you to take a look at technology and offer any feedback you feel like sharing, either with me, or the forum.

I ran across this in the news:

Samsung demos USB-powered display
Published on 1st June 2010 by Gareth Halfacree

Samsung has previewed a neat new product at the SID 2010 conference: an 18.5" LCD monitor capable of running entirely from USB - no mains adapter required.

According to coverage over on Tech-On, the new monitor is an extremely energy efficient display based around a TN LCD panel featuring a transmittance of around 7 percent - a significant improvement over existing displays. Coupled with the use of edge-lighting via LEDs, Samsung has been able to drop the peak power consumption down to just 6.3W.......


You've all seen many companies come a long way to cutting the power down from a heavy tube monitor to now USB-powered LED Edge-Lit displays. (It's really mind boggling, actually!) But maybe that's just my admiration for the advancement of newer, better and greener technology.

So what do you think?

1. What do you think inspired this idea?
2. Is it a useful innovation? It cuts down on a power outlet (depending on your situation, that may be gold, or useless) and uses power already being supplied through the computer. But does that make it useful?
3. Useful enough to be an influential feature?
4. Would you have to be savvy, if you had to guess, to set this up?

There may be a lot of questions that I'm not able to answer at the moment (since it's not released), but let's discuss!


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