They call 16” portable? I guess it is as that’s about the size of laptops right? USB monitors are neat I think, they can be very useful, especially if you’re like me and must have multiple monitors. The new 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. Price is $139, and I don’t think that’s too bad considering the size.

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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.

“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”

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 BestBuy.com, Costco.com, hhgregg, Nebraska Furniture, TigerDirect.com, ABC Warehouse, Electronics Express, and other major retailers, and carries a list price of $139.

About AOC

AOC is among the world’s largest manufacturers of LCD/LED monitors and HDTVs. With more than 60 years of design and manufacturing experience, AOC has earned a reputation for selling user-friendly, technologically advanced monitors, TVs and multi-functional displays. Every aspect of AOC’s global business focuses on the development of products that fit seamlessly into consumers’ digital lifestyle. For more information, please visit us.aoc.com.