Samsung's U70 7" USB powered monitor £67.20 Delivered @Orange Accessories
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Samsung's U70 7" USB powered monitor £67.20 Delivered @Orange Accessories

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Found 31st Jul 2010
original price £84 - (20% - bill20) = £67.20.

Just ordered it myself - looking forward to trying it out.


Samsung's slick UbiSync U70 monitor will change the way you use your PC, no arduous set-up is required, you can have it up and running in seconds! The versatile 7" mini widescreen monitor plugs into your PC via it's USB port, no power adapter is needed. Drawing power from your PC makes the mini monitor more energy efficient in comparison to standard dual monitor systems which draw power from separate sources. View the stunning, high glossy monitor in portrait or landscape. Small, lightweight and easy manoeuvrable, the monitor has a simple tilt, pivot stand similar to a photo frame which allows for comfortable, convenient viewing in either position.
7" wide
dimensions (WxHxD): 184 x 124 x 44mm
resolution 800 x 480
contrast ratio: 400:1 (Typ)
16.7 million colours supported
installed in seconds
one step USB set-up
plug free power
makes multi-application viewing and multi-display environments easily accessible
compatible with any PC with 2 or more USB ports
can be dedicated to display video messenger, photo viewing, web browsing, music, movies and more
high glossy black
product weight: 0.37kg
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Good post/price. Thankyou.

How do you think games would run on this? Would they work ok as it's going through usb and not the primary monitor one would presume.

Original Poster

depends on the space you have and what you want to use it for - my main screen is a 20" 2007wfp, i'll use this to watch tvcatchup while surfing the web

Original Poster

Benjimoron - im guessing you just drag the app to the secondary screen and play as if it were any other monitor.

Deal_HUNT3R

Benjimoron - im guessing you just drag the app to the secondary screen … Benjimoron - im guessing you just drag the app to the secondary screen and play as if it were any other monitor.



Thanks, but I'm not sure that usb will take the bandwidth unless you play at 640x480 or something?

Also not sure about dragging games, would work with solitaire but not sure about real games. Will keep looking for the ultimate solution!!

@ Whats the point...

True but ideal for anyone editing video as an extra monitor.

ThunderBolt

@ Whats the point...True but ideal for anyone editing video as an extra … @ Whats the point...True but ideal for anyone editing video as an extra monitor.



+1 - ideal monitor for the toolbars on photoshop

Displaylink drivers will work with OSX on this monitor even though it's not officially mentioned displaylink.com/sup…php

Benjimoron

How do you think games would run on this? Would they work ok as it's … How do you think games would run on this? Would they work ok as it's going through usb and not the primary monitor one would presume.


Games won't be playable unless they're very basic, USB 2.0 only has enough bandwidth to completely refresh an 800x480 screen about 12 times a second. I don't know if they've fixed it now but the couple of USB monitors I've used in the past couldn't cope with anything but basic desktop use due to driver problems, no 3D games and no video.

Original Poster

Im guessing it should be fine, i can watch a 720p/1080p video off my flash drive over usb2 no probs. Will confirm when i get this screen.

Video Demo
Edited by: "Deal_HUNT3R" 1st Aug 2010

Deal_HUNT3R

Im guessing it should be fine, i can watch a 720p/1080p video off my … Im guessing it should be fine, i can watch a 720p/1080p video off my flash drive over usb2 no probs. Will confirm when i get this screen.Video Demo



There's probably a difference between the amount of compressed data from a usb stick to the amount of data needed to drive a screen in uncompressed format.

Yup, spot on. Compressed HD video doesn't stress a USB link at all. HD video runs from 1.2MB/sec (broadcast HD like BBC HD) to 5MB/sec for Blu-ray discs. USB can cope with that no problem. The uncompressed video that gets sent to the screen after decoding is a completely different story. Uncompressed 720p at 50Hz needs around 150MB/sec of bandwidth to play back smoothly, far more than USB 2.0 can cope with.

In theory there's a way around this: if the drivers for the USB screen tell Windows they can do HD decoding in hardware then they can accept the compressed video and send it over the USB link to the screen, which uncompressed it using a decoder chip. But I don't think any USB screens actually do this because it would raise the price of the screen a fair bit and the driver code required isn't trivial to say the least.

Original Poster

My point was video at 800*480 should play fine over usb2 since usb2 can transfer compressed hd video with no issues.
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