USB-powered goodness - Having a 1920x1080-pixel, 15.6-inch monitor that is powered purely through a single, small USB cable is just amazing. Even the most addicted tech junkie, like myself, has to be impressed with that.
Portability - It's thin! So thin! It's also really light, too. This makes it perfect for toting it around in your bag with your notebook/Ultrabook/MBA without an issue. The ASUS MB168B+ has become my new best travel buddy.
Did I mention portability? - Yeah, it's light, and thin.
DisplayLink's incredible technology - DisplayLink, you impressed me months ago, and you impressed me now with your technology inside of ASUS' new MB168B+ display!
Ease of use - All you have to do is plug it in, and let it do its thing. The monitor will auto detect, and download the required DisplayLink driver from the Internet, install it, and voila - you have a USB-powered monitor on your desk.
Response Time - The ASUS MB168B+ isn't going to replace your gaming monitor, as it does have its fair share of input lag. This is expected, but as a desktop monitor - it's absolutely perfect.
USB connector - ASUS needs to fix up the connection on the side of the MB168B+, I found it too loose, with a gentle brush against it, disconnecting the cable and losing signal to the screen.
Having a 1920x1080 portable USB-powered display is something I didn't think I would be using, but I am. It is incredibly freeing to have that much more desktop real estate, especially when travelling. Who wants to have the trouble of hooking up a hotel TV through HDMI (if they even have HDMI) to their PC?
Why would you do this, when every notebook or portable PC on the market has USB ports? And many of them at that.
It's incredibly thin, so it's really portable, which is great. The finish that ASUS has put to the MB168B+ is nothing short of beautiful. ASUS definitely earns its "Inspiring Innovation. Persistent Perfection" that it has on the front of the box, and most of its products now.
If you're after a portable USB-powered monitor, the ASUS should be the only one on your list right now, especially at its great $219 price.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, Box Contents & A Look Around the MB168B+]
- Page 2 [General Use & Life with a Portable Monitor]
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