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Asustek introduces MB168 Series portable USB-powered monitor
Alex Wolfgram, DIGITIMES, Taipei [Friday 30 August 2013]

Asustek Computer has announced the release of its MB168 Series portable USB-powered monitor, a 15.6-inch companion display designed for notebooks and desktops. Both power and video signal are supplied over a single USB 3.0 cable, removing the need to carry a bulky power adapter and video cable. With a slim 8mm profile and weighing 800g, the MB168 Series is the world's slimmest and lightest companion display and is ideal for simple dual-monitor set-ups and presentations, according to the company.

The MB168 Series has a mercury-free LED-backlit display that consumes just 5W in active use and 0W in standby mode.The device is available in both 1920 by 1080 Full HD and 1366 by 768 resolutions, with both models requiring just a single USB 3.0 connection for the video signal and power. The MB168 Series is also backward compatible with USB 2.0 ports, with only a slight difference in display brightness.

The MB168 Series features Asus EzLink technology that offloads graphics processing from the PC to dedicated hardware in the monitor. As a result, a desktop or notebook can drive up to five MB168 Series monitors at the same time, regardless of its own graphics capability, it just needs sufficient USB ports. EzLink senses ambient light levels and adjusts monitor brightness accordingly, and automatically rotates the image between landscape and portrait modes, as required, said Asustek.

Asus MB168 Series portable USB-powered monitor

Asustek releases MB168 Series portable USB-powered monitor
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