DoubleSight DS-70U 7" Smart USB LCD Monitor - 350:1, 30ms, 800 x 480 - DS-70U

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For most users, it's a great little monitor.

by Aubrey on 5/3/2010

First off, the pros: It's a bright, sharp, vibrant little panel. Installation is a snap. The stand is cute, and it works just fine as a secondary monitor. Now, the con: If I'm running an OpenGL application on the main screen, and anything or nothing at all on this little monitor, the performance of both monitors goes all to hell. The machine will freeze intermittently then recover, sometimes every thirty seconds, sometimes every 2 minutes. When this happens, the desktop window manager process (under Windows 7 x64) reports 100% cpu use on a 4 core AMD Phenom II. Since I bought this screen to have a secondary monitor while running fullscreen OpenGL apps, this is a little dismaying. A recent update to the drivers improved the hitching and freezing behavior, but did not eliminate it. I hope this is addressed in a future driver update. If you are a casual user looking for a secondary monitor with no-fuss installation, this is a great product. Video plays smoothly on it, even at its 800x400 native resolution. It's a great panel to permanently dock widgets or a media player on. For those of you doing 3d modeling on your primary screen, you may want to skip this product until the performance improves.

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Product Overview

Multiple Monitor Solution
Multiple Monitors are a productivity solution and adding a second or third monitor to your computer has never been easier. Simply connect our Smart USB Monitor via a USB Port and run the installation software. That is it. The DoubleSight DS-70U utilizes USB for both power and video. No additional video port, video cable or power adapter required. The DS-70U ships with an adjustable stand for a custom view, including both Landscape and Portrait viewing modes

Laptop Users
DoubleSight’s new Smart USB Monitors are the perfect Laptop accessory. Easily expand your viewable workspace where ever you are. The DS-70U weighs less than one pound and conveniently tucks into your briefcase to go with you. The adjustable stand removes quickly and the snap on cover protects your screen when traveling. A convenient easel stand is tucking into the back of the Monitor to use when traveling.

Netbook Users
Double the amount of visible work space and increase your productivity, at home or on the road. The DS-70U does not require an extra video port and drivers are easy to download from our web site. Expanding your view has never been easier.

Desktop Users
Perfect for increasing your viewable desktop where space is tight. Since an additional video port is not required, our USB Monitors are perfect as a second or even a third monitors. DoubleSight’s Display Link Software will allow you to connect up to six Smart USB Monitors to your existing PC.

Perfect for:

  • Exporting Tool Bars and Menus
  • Monitoring Email and viewing Calendars
  • Instant Messenger or Internet Phone Applications
  • Watch Movies and Internet Video
  • View PC based Photo Albums
  • Specifications

    Manufacturer DoubleSight
    Mfg Part# DS-70U
    SKU 212237023
    UPC 816220000757
    UPC 14 00816220000757
    Sales Rank 33314
    Supports Multi Monitor Mode
    Perfect for Laptops and Desktops
    Lightweight and Portable
    Landscape and Portrait viewing
    USB for Power and Video (no video card required)
    PC and MAC Compatible
    Supports a variety of Applications
    Tech Specs
    Panel Type: LCD
    Viewable Area: 7"
    Display Colors: 16.7M
    Max. Visible Angle: 65/65/35/55
    Response Time: 30ms
    Brightness: 375cd/m
    Aspect Ratio: 16:10
    Contrast Ratio: 350:1
    Recommended Resolution: 800 x 480
    Monitor Stand
    Adjustable Monitor Stand: Adjustable - Height, Tilt, Pivot; removable for portability
    Interface: USB for Signal and Power
    Interface type: USB 2.0
    AC: not required
    Power Consumption: 3.3 ~ 4.9W
    USB: Input
    Dimension: 7" W x 4.75 H x 1" deep (monitor only); 7" W x 8" H x 4" deep (including stand)
    Weight: 1 lb.
    Warranty: 3 year
    Stand Adjustments
    Height: yes
    Tilt: yes
    Pivot: yes
    Special Viewing Feature: The Monitor Stand is removable and is interchangeable with the provided Easel Stand.
    O/S: Windows Vista, XP, 2000; MAC OSX 10.4, 10.5
    PC System Requirement: Note for MAC users: Only Intel based Desktops and Laptops are supported

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