For road warriors, USB-powered monitors are not a luxury but a necessity. Simply put, not having to worry about wall outlets, power bricks or anything other than a single USB cable provides convenience, portability and productivity which cannot be found elsewhere. With these requirements in mind, the all new AOC E1659FWU may just be one of the most attractive options to be released recently. The secret to its attractiveness lies not in its slim 'piano black' plastic exterior. Rather, it is because the E1659FWU
is powered by the DisplayLink's latest DL-4000 chipset, which gives this monitor access to USB 3.0's increased bandwidth
and power capabilities.
This combination allows the AOC only have a brighter screen than typical USB 2.0 monitors but also the increased bandwidth will result in a much higher fidelity image than USB 2.0 models. Equally important the 1366×768 15.6" screen comes equipped with a highly adaptable stand which allows for both landscape and portrait modes. Rounding out its features is that the USB 3.0 model is rather slim - 13mm thinner than its predecessor - and that it comes with its own carrying case. If you have a MS Surface Pro or any other USB 3.0 tablets, the E1659FWU will surely come in handy to give presentation or simply to expand desktop estate on the go. Amazon currently has this listed for $129.99 for those who want to pre-order.