preferably with USB connection :-). My point is, people who sell monitors always advertise how their gadgets are high resolution, lotsa colors etc, and presumably all that quality costs money to make. Even outfits like the $100 laptop are jumping through hoops to make a decent quality monitor at a low price.
Now, suppose all I want to use the monitor for is reading text and writing text (user interface can be purely text too, as in command line Unix), and I want it to be cheap and require minimal power. So I have zero need for the colors and the resolution and the brightness etc. I don’t even need much size (which requires more power in LCD) - the size of laptop screen IMHO is too much, but the size of iPhone screen is too little, there has to be some nice golden middle.
Well, so does anybody sell cheap, text oriented, small/medium size monitors, whether as standalone computer peripheral or as component to other gadget that could be hacked/adapted as standalone peripheral? And, on purely general/theoretic considerations, how much power and cost savings would we expect from such a monitor compared to a regular high quality LCD monitor of the same size?