Samsung Low Power USB LCD Display

by Mike on May 31, 2010

Samsung Low Power USB LCD Display

USB LCD displays are fairly common and practical devices adopting the plug and play methodology. However, a common complaint with these devices is screen size which many feel are just to small for multimedia content or for watching the latest blockbuster movies.

Samsung hopes to put an end to this with their new low power USB LCD monitor that measures 18.5-inches in size. The USB 2.0 compliant display comes with reduced energy requirements, drawing on a power consumption of 6.3W. The USB monitor supports a pixel resolution of 1366 x 768, has a brightness of 250cd/m2 and a contrast ratio of 1000:1.

If there is one concern about Samsung’s new offering, it would be the fact that it relies on an LED based edge-lit type backlight which means that it has a lifespan of 30,000 hours, which is significantly less then other displays on the market.

Via: Gadgetlite, Ubergizmo

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  • Hindo Vandy

    When I read the display life of this monitor, I see that the lifespan is 30,000 hrs. By my calculation if this unit is turned on and left on , it will stay on for 1250 days, or 3.42 yrs. Now I am going to use a more real life figure of 12 hrs per day, and we see the lifespan increase to 6.84 yrs. Not too many monitors really see an average use of 12 hrs every single day. Almost all netbooks use the edgelit LCD and no one has complained of a 3.5 yr lifespan. I think, therefore, that even though it is a comparison, it might give a different picture to the reader. I will buy this monitor any day when it becomes available.