Samsung‘s SyncMaster 940UX is a special 19″ LCD monitor. The 940UX doesn’t have a VGA port. Nor does it have a DVI port. No HDMI either. What it does have instead is a USB connection. The USB cable connects to any USB port (probably needs to be the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 variety) on your computer. You don’t need a separate graphics card. For the 3D gamer, this is definitely not an option at the moment. But for folks that work with 2D most of the time, the 940UX can bring down the cost of the entire system by quite a bit. The 940UX looks to be a 5:4 variety with a pixel format of 1280 x 1024.
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The technology has a name: UbiSync. And UbiSync can work up to six simultaneous connections off of USB. It can be configured in two ways: each 940UX connects directly to the PC or they can be daisy-changed. According to Engadget‘s talk with a Samsung rep at the CeBIT booth, a dual-core CPU running at 2GHz with 2GB of RAM can easily handle six displays. Just having two or three displays via USB sounds good enough to me!