CES 2013: HP unveils USB-powered screen for laptops
HP delivers a cheap, USB-powered secondary screen for business laptop users
HP has announced the USB-powered U160 portable monitor at CES 2013, potentially answering the prayers of sales reps who struggle to crowd people around an ultraportable laptop for presentations.
The U160 is a 15.6in display with a slightly old school resolution of 1,366 x 768, but its biggest benefits is how it works - getting both its power and graphical feed from a laptop’s USB ports drastically reduces the amount of cable needed to power a presentation.
The iPad Smart Cover-style case keeps it safe in transit, although its 1.5kg heft means it weighs almost as much as the average ultraportable on its own.
The price could prove appealing, though: the U160’s price in the USA will be $179, or roughly £110. It will go on sale later this month.