Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Jun 2007 17:24 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Although USB connectors in monitors appeared many years ago, they have performed only secondary functions all this time. However, now Samsung offers an LCD monitor that is connected to the PC via the USB bus and can work without a graphics card."
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RE: No good
by Maners on Mon 18th Jun 2007 18:50 UTC in reply to "No good"
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not necessarily, because I think that computer still needs the video card to do all the processing (I didn't read the article so please don't RTFA me ;-)) and driver just 'intercepts' already processed images from the output of the video card and passes it onto USB port and then to the monitor. If the computer itself didn't have video card you probably wouldn't be able to start the GUI as it depends on video device availability. The only difference with using the USB-based monitor is that the video card itself no longer needs to provide D-Sub or DVI connectors but it still must be present to perform all the drawing.

Edited 2007-06-18 18:52

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