aoc display1 AOC and DisplayLink launch 15.6 inch portable monitor

AOC and DisplayLink have launched a 15.6-inch USB 2.0 portable monitor, designed to help anyone running multiple applications on their PC or laptop.

AOC and DisplayLink have launched a 15.6-inch USB 2.0 portable monitor, designed to help anyone running multiple applications on their PC or laptop.

The monitor, codenamed e1649fwu, employs a DL-125 chip supplied by DisplayLink and display technology by AOC.
 
The screen has a maxmum resolution of 1366×768 at 60Hz. It does not need to be plugged into a mains, as it is powered directly through the USB port, which means it can feed off a laptop's battery power when out and about. 
 
aoc display2 AOC and DisplayLink launch 15.6 inch portable monitor
 
The monitor is also very light at just over two pounds, making it not much heavier than a typical tablet computer. It also looks very similar to an iPad or Galaxy Tab, with a sleek design and a fold out and rotatable stand that makes it operate like a picture frame.
 
The monitor can be used in both landscape and portrait forms, with the image adjusting to the orientation of the device thanks to a built-in accelerometer.
 
aoc display3 AOC and DisplayLink launch 15.6 inch portable monitor
 
The display will work on most operating systems, including XP, Vista, Windows 7, OSX Tiger, Leopard and Lion, and many versions of Linux. It should be a simple case of plug and play.
 
“With DisplayLink technology, AOC was able to rapidly bring to market this productivity-enhancing, versatile monitor for both mobile professionals and the home office user,” said Robert Velez, head of marketing at AOC. “The market for extended displays is growing rapidly, and this offering with its low power consumption, cord-independence and value price makes multi-screen computing more practical than ever.”
 
Currently the monitor is only available in the US, with a price tag of $139.