USB Type-C adoption has been increasing as of late, and Asus has been working hard on making its peripherals USB Type-C compatible. The same goes for the company’s latest product, the MB169C+, the first portable monitor to ever have a USB Type-C port.
Asus USB Type-C portable monitor MB169C+ is based off of the standard USB 2.0-powered MB168B+ model. It retains the same 15.6-inch display size, but Asus has decided to implement an IPS panel instead of a TN panel for better viewing angles. Not only that, it maintains the same 800g weight, but now has a USB Type-C port instead of a normal USB 2.0 port. In terms of thickness, the addition of the Type-C port added 0.5mm to the monitor, giving it a thickness of 8.5mm.
Those interested in the monitor need to take note that the monitor isn’t backwards compatible because of how USB Type-C is designed. Some of the devices that are compatible with the portable monitor includes the Nokia N1 tablet, the Nexus 6P, the 2015 Apple Macbook, as well as Google’s latest Chromebook Pixel.
Asus hasn’t mentioned any pricing or availability details regarding the MB169C+ portable monitor, but it’s definitely good to see that companies are starting to pick up the USB Type-C standard pretty quickly. Hopefully, it won’t be long until all or most of our devices are USB Type-C compatible.
(Source: The Verge)