AOC Unveils Its New Cafe-Ready Portable USB-Powered Display

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AOC didn’t have an image with a MacBook. Pthhh.

AOC’s new USB-powered, 16-inch LCD display may be a godsend for travelers who occasionally need a little extra MacBook screen real estate.

The AOC screen plugs into a USB 3 port (and only a USB 3 port), and just like any other external monitor can either mirror or augment a MacBook’s screen. The screen’s resolution is 1366×768, which covers an area of 15.6 inches — not quite the resolution of the standard 15’ MBP’s screen, but not that far off.

AOC has had a 16’ portable display in its lineup for a while, so this is really just an upgrade: The older one runs off USB 2 and is 13mm thicker. Also, the new monitor comes with a travel sleeve, an amenity its predecessor lacks.

AOC says the display will be available next month for $139, but it can be pre-ordered now on Amazon.

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  • TylerHoj

    Anyone who ‘needs’ a ‘portable’ display like this…is a boob.

  • RobGcf

    If this was available in, say, a 12-13″ version, I might be interested. But who is going to lug around a 16″ display to use with a laptop??

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Eli MilchmanWhen he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.

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