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article imageSamsung Releases LCD Uses Only USB, No VGA, DVI

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By Chris V. Thangham     Feb 21, 2007 in Technology
Samsung releases LCD powered by USB 2.0 only, no VGA, DVI inputs.
Samsung is reportedly readying a USB-only monitor that'll be showcased at CeBIT. Yep, according to reports, the 19-inch SyncMaster 940UX will be axing the DVI and VGA inputs in favor of a USB 2.0 connector, which means you can finally do away with those flakey USB to VGA adapters of days past.
For those who like Monitors to be connected to USB 2.0 connector instead of the regular DVI and VGA inputs, this Samsung release of its 19 inch SyncMaster 940UX LCD will be an ideal one. This new Samsung LCD uses only USB 2.0 connector, so you can connect quickly.
It is planned to be released in May, initially it will sync up with XP only later will be extended for Vista. No Mac compatibility yet.
No other details regarding contrast ratio, resolution, or whether a 0.25-page installation manual will be included is currently available. Engadget doesn't have the performance details of this USB Powered LCD, how well it performs in comparison withDVI and VGA input Monitors.
Still, Samsung claims between "three and five" of these monitors can be plugged in and used at any given time based on the amount of processing requirements your applications have, but the real question is how quickly can ATI / NVIDIA can crank out a next-generation GPU with USB 2.0 outputs, eh?
Hopefully they will announce more details about the performance of this USB powered LCD. I will definitely love to have it, easy to connect and disconnect.
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