Samsung has developed an 18.5 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display that can run on just 6.3W of power — which it can draw from two normal USB ports. That means you could plug the display into a desktop PC without bothering to run yet another cable to your wall jack or power strip, which probably already crowded enough as it is.

What I’d really like is to see a display like this that you could throw in a bag and carry with you along with a netbook or even a small nettop so that you could assemble a fully functional battery powered computer in a coffee shop, at the library, or in another location without relying on wall jacks at all.

The display has a 1,000:1 contrast ratio and 250 cd/m² brightness.

Samsung plans to release the LCD next year.

via TweakTown

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2 replies on “Samsung shows off 18.5 inch USB-powered display”

  1. It also uses one of the USB ports for the display connection – so only the one cable is needed. Cool idea.

  2. two usb ports? that means it draws more then the .5A that a single usb port can supply. USB 3 however should probably handle it on a single port.

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