As shared by On Twitter of @momomo_us, (opens in new tab) ASRock has developed a new accessory for PC builders that turns a PC chassis side panel into an LCD monitor. This gadget is a 13.3 inch side panel kit designed to tap inside the see-through side panel, giving users an extra display for monitoring system resources and temperatures, or as a secondary monitor entirely. You can use
The screen is a 1080P IPS 60Hz display with an aspect ratio of 16:9 and a diagonal of 13.3 inches. This screen is comparable to a laptop display. It uses the same connectivity method as a laptop and has a built-in DisplayPort (eDP) connector.
Unfortunately, this is a problem for most PC users. This connector was originally designed specifically for mobile and embedded PC solutions and cannot be used with standard desktop motherboards or graphics cards.
As a result, only ASRock motherboards support side panels, and fewer than 10 motherboards with eDP connectors support a handful of models at best. The list includes the following motherboards: Z790 LiveMixer, Z790 Pro RS/D4, Z790M-ITX WiFi, Z790 Steel Legend WiFi, Z790 PG Lightning, Z790 Pro RS, Z790 PG Lightning/D4. H610M-ITX/eDP, and B650E PG-ITX WiFi.
Unfortunately, no eDP to DP (or any other display output) adapter currently exists, so an adapter is not a solution. Additionally, eDP carries both power and video signals over his single cable, making adapters problematic.
It’s a shame that these compatibility issues have prevented this accessory from gaining mainstream popularity.However, for the few users with a decent motherboard, this side panel kit will save a lot of extra space on your desk. You can provide a perfect secondary monitor that doesn’t require a . The only sacrifice is blocking all the glossy RGB lighting inside the chassis.