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LG and DisplayLink show off USB-connected widescreen monitor at IFA

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 01 Sep 2007 5:19 User comments (3)

LG and DisplayLink show off USB-connected widescreen monitor at IFA At the IFA consumer electronics event in Berlin this year, LG Electronics and DisplayLink have shown off, and announced the European availability of the new FlatronWide L206WU. It is a USB-connected computer monitor compatible with Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system. The 20-inch monitor features high-performance HD graphics display over a standard USB 2.0 link.
Enabled by the DisplayLink DL-160 network display chip, the monitor also offers wide-screen resolution (1680x1050) for full-screen display of rich graphics and playback of widescreen video. With a multi-port USB hub built into the display, up to three LG FlatronWide monitors can be connected together to a single PC, while consuming only one USB 2.0 port on the computer. Future improvements will enable up to six monitors to be connected to a single PC over USB 2.0.

"LG is proving that multiple monitors can make a big difference in the computing experience of a PC user and that it doesn't have to be expensive or complicated," said Morris Lee, Global Monitor Marketing Team Leader for LG Electronics. "Being at IFA gives us a very high-profile European launching pad for this very unique product."

The DisplayLink DL-160 network display chip in the L206WU powers high-quality, fully interactive 32-bit true-color graphics with smooth DVD video playback across a USB link. DisplayLink is the first company to enable the 3D capabilities of the Windows Vista Aero interface for USB-connected displays with an unparalleled user experience.

"This new display represents a dramatic shift in how consumers can think of their PCs, because it is now easy and cost-effective to have the display space to truly take advantage of today's high-performance processors and applications," said Hamid Farzaneh, president and CEO of DisplayLink. "DisplayLink is dedicated to working with our partners like LG to deliver new display innovations to make this multi-monitor experience available to all PC users."

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11.9.2007 18:39

This is awesome i'd like to see this monitor work in action.

22.9.2007 11:07

Sounds pretty nifty. I wonder how this will stand up in a gaming rig. They wouldn’t dare step on the toes of the mighty nVidia...

310.9.2007 0:19

i would not mind this however i would like to see another brand come out with something like this and blowit outof the water.

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