GreenHouse USB Monitor: 15.6-Inch Display Uses Less Juice

Monitors are generally quite energy consuming, of course this has gone down with the introduction of LED monitors but now we want to report on something that could be revolutionary. Why not have a look at some of the other monitors that we have reported on from CES 2011?

As reported by akihabaranews.com a company called ‘GreenHouse’ have produced a 15.6” monitor that runs using minimal power and at 1366 x 768 screen resolution. It can only be connected to a PC or MAC using USB, it runs off 5 watts of serial bus power and it has a 400:1 contrast ratio. Claims from GreenHouse say that up to six screens can be plugged into the same PC; we would love to see that working.

The device weighs in at less than 3 pounds and if they could come up with an innovative case for a device, like a briefcase then it could be marketable as a portable monitor or a travel monitor. We can see this being useful for people that are on the move that sometimes need the screen if they are staying in a hotel or something along those lines.

Engadget’s Ben Bowers also reports that the device will go by the model number GH-USD16K, and that it will set you back around $214 and it will be shipping in Japan next month.

What are your thoughts on the GreenHouse Monitor? Let us know in the comments below.

  • Maada

    This is a great item. I see it's biggest use in area's where there is no grid power. This will be good for internet cafe's and the like in far flung places. This monitor combined with some of the newer more energy efficient nettops will make for a battery operated system, possibly solar powered. The specs may not be the best but if you are in such areas, just having access to the internet is good enough, and having a monitor that uses only 5Watts of power is just unbelievable.