If you’re like me, you’re always up for more real estate for your screen. I have a 13-inch notebook, which doesn’t give me a ton to work with, so I connect it to a 19-inch monitor. But I’m always looking for more.

This is where Samsung’s new LCD USB powered monitor comes in. There’s been plenty of other USB powered displays before, but they had tiny, blurry screens that made you wonder what the point was to begin with. Which is why I’m excited by Samsung’s new display. It offers an 18.5-inch LED backlit low power consumption screen with a 1366×768 resolution, brightness of 250cd/m2 and a contrast ratio of 1000:1. This thing would be perfect for watching videos in a more portable setting — outside, or the backseat of a car. Or just having more workspace.

Pricing and a release date for the display are currently unavailable.


Chris Gullo