Samsung’s series of LCDs scratch the same itch as yesterday’s MIMO mini-displays. Connect them via USB to your computer and even without a spare monitor port, you can extend your desktop by between eight and ten diagonal inches. That’s not enough screen real estate to do anything spectacular with, but it is a nice little digital corral for IM contact windows, system monitoring widgets, PhotoShop tool boxes and the like.
What makes the Samsung more interesting than the MIMO, though, is that acting as a USB mini-display isn’t its primary gigs: these are actually digital frames, featuring 1GB of internal storage and a built-in memory card slot. The mini-display functionality is just a nice little perk.
The 800×600 8-incher goes for around $142 while the 1024×600 inch 10-incher costs about $204.