Summary: This is a great monitor for the price. It has a sharp screen and is very crisp. I have played movies on it and the refresh rate is good. It does occasionally glitch when when I'm playing something with a higher refresh rate. The monitor itself is sleek and thin and easy to transport. I do wish the usb was longer, but it's something I can live with. Overall I'm very satisfied.
Summary: Well, I just complained that it died, but you have to make sure you have the PRIMARY CORD (the long one) plugged into your USB port (not the short / extra cord). I only wish it got a BIT brighter. There's no brightness control. And yes I know the same things have probably been said in reviews numerous times.
gotta be honest but so far, this thing is terrible
22 March 2014
Summary: EDIT... Obviously i had some major issues initially with this product, however I learned that my RAM was bad and that is what was causing the issues with the choppiness. One thing that remains the same is the issues with Mac and Maverick OSX compatibility. I had to downgrade in order to be able to use this item. Screen is smooth and color is great. Compared to my 13inch MacBook Pro this thing is huge.
Summary: We use this monitor for a 2nd screen for our photo booth business. We love the USB Power and display conn all in one. We wish it had brightness and Contrast Controls built in, although the out of box adjustments are close to were we would put them. I do not know of a way to do any adjustment on it by software. We are using as main computer a Dell XPS 18. Uses very little power. 1920x1080 screen is great.
Summary: Love the monitor but the USB Cable failed. Thankfully I just happened to have an extra higher quality cable from a hard drive. This is the second monitor that I had to get as the first one got the dreaded loose USB connection in the back of the monitor. The replacement monitor has been used for about 3 months trouble free. It is great for trade shows and client meetings.
Works nicely, make sure your existing res is not higher than 1920x1024!
25 September 2012
Summary: I got one of these in an attempt to get more display real estate without getting a higher-end video card. I connected it, it installed the drivers (6.3.4) and then commenced to blinking all the monitors on and off as it was connected and disconnected from USB every few seconds. I even got the most recent version of the displaylink software/drivers : 7.0, and that made no difference.