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Toshiba’s 14-inch USB-powered Mobile Monitor released


March 25, 2011

Thanks to DisplayLink technology, Toshiba's new 14-inch Mobile Monitor is able to get its power and video signal from one USB port

Thanks to DisplayLink technology, Toshiba's new 14-inch Mobile Monitor is able to get its power and video signal from one USB port

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Walk into any graphic or game design studio, trading center or media authoring/editing business and you'll more than likely see some sort of multi-display workstation setup. I too have found that expanding display real estate over more than one screen can be very useful, but when thinking about such things for my notebook, I'm kind of limited to integrated screen-and-a-half or full dual-screen options. Happily, Toshiba's Digital Products Division is now offering another solution – a 14-inch Mobile Monitor that gets its power and video feed from one USB cable.

Thanks to DisplayLink technology, Toshiba's new USB Mobile LCD Monitor is able to draw its power needs and receive video signals through one USB connection. Unlike the smaller Mimo Mini USB Monitor, Toshiba's LCD panel offers a 14-inch, 1366 x 768 resolution, HD-capable display area and includes a protective black vinyl carrying case, which folds into an adjustable stand.

The company's Paul Collas says that the device allows "traveling businesspeople and students to conduct on-the-spot presentations and share content without the need for a bulky projector or having to crowd around a laptop screen."

It's only about half an inch thick, weighs 2.7 pounds (1.22 kg) and is compatible with any laptop or computer running Windows. The front of the display features an up and down brightness/power-save control and power on/off button, and the unit comes shipped with a USB Y-cable.

The Toshiba USB Mobile LCD Monitor is available now for a suggested retail of US$199.99.

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Place a digitizer on top of the screen and put it to use as an extra screen for my cell phone, and I will buy one. As a matter of fact, that\'s how the Motorola Lapdock should have been designed from the beginning...

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