AOC to Launch USB Powered MonitorCategory: Monitors
Posted: June 28, 2011 05:16PM
Feeling guilty about your GTX 590 rig's power consumption? AOC seems to have just the product to help you ease your conscience, a USB powered display monitor. The AOC e2251Fwu monitor also features a native resolution of 1920 X 1080 pixels, 1000:1 contrast ratio, and a 5ms response rate, aside from being USB powered. These are decent specifications to be sure, but AOC reports that its display only draws a maximum of 10W, which is amazingly low. Still, if you're wondering how your USB 2.0 port can power up a monitor when in some cases it can't even charge an iPad, AOC has apparently gotten around that hurdle by using two USB cables. No further details were available yet, but let's hope the monitor lives up to its promise when it comes out later this year.