MEDL Technology's 13" Prototype USB Monitor Is Huge Yet Portable

MEDL Technology's 13" Prototype USB Monitor Is Huge Yet Portable

Secondary displays aren't a new sector; for just over a year now, select companies have been offering smaller, USB-connected displays that help give desktop and notebook owners a little bit of extra screen space, and given that these are mobile, you can tote them easily and use them on multiple computers. MEDL Technology is really amping things up, though. Most others have been sized between 5" and 9", but this company's new USB monitor checks in at a whopping 13".

Of course, 'The Panel' is just a prototype today, but it's getting a lot of attention around the tech world. At IDG's DEMO conference in Palm Springs, California, 'The Panel' made its debut. It's considered a lightweight and durable portable display, weighing just 2.2lbs. and giving users on-the-go a ton of new pixels to add chat windows, spreadsheets or anything else onto. It's compatible with Mac OS X or Windows machines, and it gets all of the signal it needs through a standard USB 2.0 port.



The resolution is set at WXGA, and the built-in battery will last up to five hours. The company claims that it can also be used for portable gaming with non-portable consoles; the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii are all supported (as is anything that outputs via composite). We're hoping this one inches beyond the prototype stage and goes on sale--imagine getting a netbook for portability, and throwing this in when possible in order to expand the screen size available to you.
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Gaming console on the go Stick out tongue lol, (but one made just for the console would work better for gamingcknsoles as they get power from the sytem :D) for a netbook this is great and can be pulled out anywhere you decide to bring it :).

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Hmm. Wonder what resolution this runs at and also wonder what res USB3 could push. Can't wait to see some of those come out.

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Really, not a bad concept.

I do feel they need to produce these for the desktop user as well. They could come in handy for workstations. So when you really need extra screen space for open editing windows, such as a dope sheet, or curve editor, or material editor. Or maybe even work in conjunction with a wacom to allow for simple navigation with the pen. It would also be handy for the workstations for traders as well, when they have to have multiple stock tickers up at the same time.

if they could make the kickstand fully adjustable so you can tilt them at any angle to fit under the main monitor. Then convert the power so it can have a constant connection, maybe one PS that can power up to four units.

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