We already knew that Samsung had a 19-inch SyncMaster 940UX
ready for display at CeBIT. We also knew that it connected via USB (with appropriate drivers), no graphics card required. So what's new then? Well, Samsung is now telling us that their newly dubbed UbiSync technology will allow for up to 6 -- not a mere "3 or 5" -- of their 19-inch displays to wrap their loving arms around you when daisy-chained from a single USB port on your PC. It can also apparently be configured such that each monitor has it's own USB cable-run back to the PC. The dis/advantages of the two approaches could be not be easily explained by the rep at the booth. However, he did tell us that a rig equipped with 2GB of RAM and a dual-core processor running at 2GHz can easily support up to 6 displays showing pictures "with a little video" -- in other words: a couple of Flash videos (not 6x DivX rips) along side your Office applications. Fortunately for you, the May release date means an early start to your summer freckling.
Samsung's UbiSync monitor rig: all USB, all the time