SDC is currently selling two versions of this product: internal and external. Based on our experience, we would go and say that the tested external version is more for the business type of people whom may use it instead of table clock. The internal version comes with temperature sensors and that sounds more usable for the enthusiast crowd.
If you are interested in acquiring the displays, the tested version will set you back for 69 Euro w/o German VAT [85 EUR with German VAT], while the internal version goes for 52 Euro without German 19% VAT [EUR 65 with VAT].
At these prices, we feel that SDC might have missed the target. The old-school approach to a blue-white 5.11" LCD is interesting at first, but the competition in 7" and 8" arena offers a great deal at that price. By doing a simple check on Geizhals.at and on Newegg, we discovered color displays with multi-card readers, 2-4GB of internal memory and capability to output from 800x480 to 800x600 pixels, depending on the screen type.
Thus, we feel that USB LC-Display falls short in the value segment, and that SDC itself has more attractive products, such as the 8" touch-screen display
With SDC-Megtron USB LC-Display, there isn't much middle ground to discuss. You will probably like the device and then receive a cold shower when you look at the selling price. In today's world of touch and multi-touch, we would feel a much "cooler" investment is SDC's touch display that would be more usable than a mono-chromatic display, for instance.
The best part of the product is without any doubt, the bundled softwarepackage - it just puts SDC above numerous Far Eastern manufacturersthat ship Windows-only devices. Supporting both Linux and Windows [andMac OSX isn't that far off] shows that SDC thinks forward.
If you're looking for a gift for an enthusiast or a gadget lover, USB LC-Display gains credible points on the account of rarity, especially if the person the gift is intended to have his own logo.
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