AOC Introduces Portable, Laptop-Friendly USB Monitor

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News Posted: Tue, Dec 6 2011 11:19 AM

AOC introduced a new portable USB monitor that uses the DisplayLink DL-125 chip. The new e1649fwu portable USB 2.0 monitor features a 15.6-inch display that supports a resolution of 1366 x 768 at 60 Hz. This monitor also has a built-in stand that supports both horizontal and vertical positions and sits flush with the monitor when not in use. The monitor receives power and signal via a USB cable. The monitor weighs just over two pounds. AOC’s e1649fwu USB monitor is currently available for $139. A 22-inch model is also available.

DisplayLink Drives Portable 16-Inch USB 2 Monitor from AOC

AOC’s New Portable USB Bus-Powered Monitor to Expand Digital Desktop Now Available at Retailers Nationwide

PALO ALTO, Calif., and FREMONT, Calif., December 5, 2011 – DisplayLink®, provider of technology for virtual graphics and USB-connected computing, and AOC®, a leading manufacturer of LED/LCD and HDTV monitors, today announced the new e1649fwu portable USB 2.0 monitor from AOC (, enabled by the DisplayLink DL-125 chip, is available at major retail chains and outlets throughout the United States.

The lightweight AOC e1649fwu combines productivity and portability into an elegant 15.6-inch display providing an ideal take-along monitor for business presentations, and for other multi-screen applications like social media monitoring, photo editing, expanded spreadsheets and more. It’s a great productivity enhancement for anyone who runs multiple applications and is priced at just $139 MSRP.

“AOC has leveraged DisplayLink’s USB 2.0 virtual graphics and the capabilities of our DL-125 chip to deliver a portable, extended monitor that requires nothing more than plugging in a USB cable, at a very attractive price point,” said Dennis Crespo, DisplayLink executive vice president of marketing and business development.

The AOC e1649fwu monitor offers a maximum resolution of 1366 x 768 at 60 Hz, and receives both its power and video signal through a USB 2.0 port. Designed to increase productivity for laptop and netbook users at home, at the office, and on the road, it draws a maximum of eight watts yet delivers brilliant clarity. The USB monitor has a built-in stand that supports both horizontal and vertical positions.

"With DisplayLink technology, AOC was able to rapidly bring to market this productivity-enhancing, versatile monitor for both mobile professionals and the home office user," said Robert Velez, AOC Marketing Manager. "The market for extended displays is growing rapidly, and this offering with its low power consumption, cord-independence and value price makes multi-screen computing more practical than ever."

The combination of AOC’s e1649fwu and DisplayLink technology easily integrates with existing desktop / notebook environments and is supported on all leading operating systems including Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 & Apple MAC OSX Tiger / Leopard and Lion. Linux support is also available through many of the standard distributions.

AOC’s model e1649fwu USB monitor is available now at retailers like,, hhgregg, Nebraska Furniture,, ABC Warehouse, Electronics Express, and other major retailers, and carries a list price of $139.

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This is a pretty good idea. For those people who dont have a projector or want something bigger than a table to bring to meetings. Could be pretty good for businesses.

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That is one large monitor to be USB powered cheap too. I wouldn't really see carrying this thing around but it would be cool to be mounted inside a cabinet in a small conference room :)

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i could actually see this being carried around in a similar bag that you see MBPs in. This would be great for a mobile dev/designer. Anything to keep the screen uncluttered and the code in portrait

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