Samsung announced a new 19-inch LCD monitor called, the SyncMaster 940UX, which can be connected to a PC using only a USB port. I’ve been saying this for years, but a move like this from Samsung once again proves my point…USB is king of plug-n-play solutions.
The SyncMaster approach of USB connectivity for monitors eliminates the need for a second graphics card and although it never took a masters degree in engineering to connect additional monitors it does simplify a multi monitor setup. The 9400UX will load a driver upon connection from some embedded firmware and the horse power needed to drive the monitor display, Samsung claims, will only take a small amount of your CPU processing power.
I firmly believe – write this down if you want – all PC displays will eventually go the way of USB monitors. Pricing is expected to be around $600 which isn’t cheap, but given the fact you don’t need to purchase another graphics card it’s a fair price.