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