3.0 out of 5 stars
USB 3.0 functionality is suspect, Aug. 30 2013
I've been in contact with tech support about an issue with the usb 3.0 functionality. I keep getting a pop-up stating that I should plug it in to a usb 3.0 port even though it already is. So far I don't see any indication of any performance difference between plugging it into a usb 3.0 port and a usb 2.0 port. This is a port directly in my laptop, not an extended hub.
It's an ok screen. it's got some glare/viewability issues, and the resolution is unfortunate, but there aren't a lot of options in terms of portable usb displays these days. if the usb 3.0 worked, i'd rate it a 4/5. If the resolution was 1080p, i'd be tempted to rate it a 5.
my situation might be an isolated case, but it's valid nonetheless. not a big improvement over the e1649fwu model. hopefully they solve the issues with the usb 3.0 soon.
Tech support is trying their best to solve the non-functioning usb 3.0 issue. some suggestions were promising, while others were comical. no solution so far, but they respond within a reasonable time frame, which is a good thing. i'm on the fence regarding whether i want to return it or not. i'm thinking i maybe should have bought the older, cheaper, usb 2.0 model instead.