External displays on laptops

With the release of Windows Vista and Windows Mobile 5 Microsoft added the ability to have a secondary smaller screen that can run widgets with important information while the main laptop/PC is in standby mode. This is a very cool and exciting technology, it allows you to be notified when you have new email, or a new open WiFi network, listen to music, alarm you, let you know of the remaining battery life etc. And all this, by using very little juice from your laptop’s battery.

PortalPlayer is the only company I know that they have actually capitalized on this new technology and implemented a working solution. Not surprising that nVidia bought them out a couple of months ago for over $350 mil!


Tom wrote on January 4th, 2007 at 8:15 AM PST:

I’ve been waiting for this!

Moulinneuf wrote on January 5th, 2007 at 1:51 AM PST:

Windows Slideshow

ASUS as been showing Them around at tech shows for 2 -3 years , they are waiting for VISTA general release to start distributing them to the public.

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