Wednesday, June 11th 2008

Computex 2008: DisplayLink

DisplayLink has a suite at the Hyatt, just like last year. A lot has happened in the last year and they are showing off a few very interesting demos. The first are two identical Dell office PCs, one with a entry level dual monitor capable graphic card (left) and the same unit with onboard graphics in combination with a DisplayLink USB to DVI unit (left). The same tasks are performed on both systems and the DisplayLink equipped PC uses almost half as much power as the one with the Radeon HD2400 GPU. The much talked about wireless USB version is now also ready 2 go. A Dell notebook is used in combination to the sending unit and the receiving adapter to wirelessly send the needed data to the screen to show a high-resolution movie.

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The third demo consists of 7 displays being run of a single subnotebook. All monitors are of different size and come with different resolutions. The 22" Samsung in the center has a USB hub to connect more LCDs. It actually bundles with the little 7 inch secondary display to the right of the notebook. DisplayLink is using two prototypes to achieve the complete setup.Source: DisplayLink
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7 Comments on Computex 2008: DisplayLink

#1
Cold Storm
Battosai
Wow, that looks pretty sweet! Have the ability for one Laptop to do all that!
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#2
jbunch07
by: Cold Storm
Wow, that looks pretty sweet! Have the ability for one Laptop to do all that!
i agree!
very interesting.
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#3
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
48 is not almost half of 70. It is almost 70%.
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#4
Darksaber
W1zzard's Sidekick
by: newtekie1
48 is not almost half of 70. It is almost 70%.
well while the units were running the exact same demo, these were not in sync...

so the one with a seperate GPU maxed out at 86W while the unit with the DisplayLink maxed out at 49W...

so almost ^^

cheers
DS
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#5
DaJMasta
I don't know.... that power meter test is way too sketchy for me to believe.

I thought the HD2400 was fairly power efficient, using less than 30 watts peak and often being fanless. The systems are also in different cases so there's probably differences in PSU/fans/motherboard/something else.

Also none of the displays are hooked up to it... so the net difference is smaller.


Crafty marketing at it's best I guess....
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#6
lemonadesoda
Please post more (and bigger) pictures of that TFT designed for PORTRAIT use. +data :toast:
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kakazza
by: lemonadesoda
Please post more (and bigger) pictures of that TFT designed for PORTRAIT use. +data :toast:
A lot (!) monitors are able to be used in portrait "Pivot" mode. Nothing special there. Except you want infos about that very monitor.
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