DisplayLink USB Virtual Graphics Power Elegant, Portable Monitor2Go
PALO ALTO, Calif., and BOSTON, Mass., Jan. 4, 2011 ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Consumers and computing enthusiasts who enjoy using two or more full-size PC monitors at their desks can now get that same multi-monitor convenience and productivity while on the go.
DisplayLink and Mobile Monitor Technologies today announced MMTÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Monitor2Go ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ the first totally portable, yet desktop-quality, 15.4-inch display thatÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s easy for people to pack up, plug in, and put to use wherever they are. Another innovation to use DisplayLink USB virtual graphics, Monitor2Go combines a large display screen with a slim, lightweight clamshell design to give users true portable productivity.
The two companies will unveil Monitor2Go during the International CES show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Jan. 6-9, 2011. At an estimated retail price of $279, Monitor2Go will be available to consumers later this quarter.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œMonitor2Go will be one of the most useful products shown at CES and that consumers can buy,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Larry Pensack, MMTÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s president. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œItÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s a high-quality, full-size display that can be used with virtually any notebook or desktop PC, and that you can be hung, stacked or set just about anywhere to expand your visual workspace and get more done faster. And with DisplayLinkÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s USB virtual graphics technology, thereÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s no connectivity or cable hassles.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œMost multi-monitor fans are frustrated when they have to leave their desktop set-up behind and are limited to one screen while traveling,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Dennis Crespo, DisplayLink executive vice president of marketing and business development. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œBy having a USB-connected portable display that is the same size as some of the most popular notebooks on the market, there is no more compromise necessary.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
Monitor2Go comes with a built-in stand that allows the screen to sit at eye level, like a notebook display, and to be positioned in either portrait or landscape mode. The device is also designed for hanging. Additionally, up to six screens can be daisy-chained off a host computerÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s single USB port to create an instant video wall.
Besides being easy to connect via USB, other Monitor2Go features include a light weight of four pounds, a durable design to withstand travel rigors, and a sleek profile to slide into backpacks and briefcases. The 15.4-inch diagonal LED-backlit display provides a crisp 1280x800 resolution, and works with both PCs and Macs (beta).
Private Monitor2Go demonstrations are available at the DisplayLink CES booth, MP25231 in the South Hall Lower Level of the Las Vegas Convention Center. To schedule a meeting, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.