- 1920 x 1080 5ms
- USB 2.0
Not bad at all 02/05/2013
USB driven monitor,high res, light weight
Uses 2 USB slots, somewhat dim
Works as stated, a monitor that is 100% USB (both power and video). It can use 2 USB slots to power the monitor though, so keep that in mind, plus with the USB cord supplied, they have to be very close. Luckily mine works the same with one or two USB connection. Also, this is USB only, you cannot connect this monitor any other way (no HDMI, no D-Sub, etc.).
I am running the monitor on a Windows 7 PC, however the install disk had a folder for Mac Drivers also, so I have to assume it will work with a Mac. I have not tried it with a Windows 8 box. If I upgrade my system, I will report back.
The back has jack for a power connector, however an "external approved adapter" did not come with the monitor, which agrees with what is stated in the manual. I am guessing this will make the display brighter but since the manual does list one, the average joe might have problems finding one that is approved for the monitor. The monitor brightness is not terrible, about the brightness of my laptop when not plugged in.
There is limited adjustment of the monitor (tilt -3 to 25 degrees, no height adjustment) Base seemed a little flimsy to me until I felt how light this monitor is, and the base is stable on a flat surface. Portrait is not possible either as the stand does not support rotation. Monitor has no power button on it, nor adjustments on the monitor itself.
I am using the monitor in a business environment, so I have only viewed text on it. I cannot attest to how well it would work with video games, but with text editors, and web pages, it works well enough.
All in all, not a feature packed monitor, but if you want another high res monitor for your laptop or desktop, and have a couple of free USB ports, it works great.
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