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Closer Look: EBY701 7" Touch Screen Monitor
When the Lilliput EBY701-NP/C/T monitor arrived, the first thing I noticed was that it was fairly well taken care of. It was wrapped in plastic, then in bubble wrap, and finally placed under a cardboard flap inside the box.
The box was pretty cramped with all the peripherals that came with the monitor, but it was all packed nice and neat, and I wasn't afraid that any of the components might have been damaged from rough shipping. After unwrapping the monitor from the bubble wrap and the plastic, I was surprised to find that it didn't have light plastic screen protection film that has become so standard on display devices recently. However, the bubble wrap and plastic wrap were sufficient protection. There were no dings or scratches of any kind on the screen.
This monitor was obviously designed towards use in a car, as it comes with the cigarette lighter power adapter. The adapter actually has a suppressor on it as well, which helps protect the monitor from any drops in voltage that tend to occur when you start the car, or when it idles really low. That's something you don't always see.
The stand came with a piece of wax paper on the bottom, covering the adhesive. It offers a nice alternative to finding a way to put the monitor in your dash. You can just stick the stand anywhere you choose.
The cable set up was pretty interesting. There is a cable with a mini-VGA plug that fits directly into the monitor. The mini-VGA plug has clips on the end that you push in to insert the connector. These clips then lock the cable into place and hold it quite firmly. I enjoyed this nice alternative to the standard screws.
That cable ends in a variety of different connections. There are AV connectors, as well as an S-Video connector, and a plug for the standard VGA cable.
The AV connectors even come with audio-in connectors. There is a small speaker on the back of the monitor. I don't know why you would use it, but it's there, and you can plug AV cables in to use it.
So to finally plug the monitor into the computer, you attach the VGA cable to the monitor break out cable. The two cables actually screw together after they are plugged together; another nifty feature that ensures the cables will remain snugly attached. The VGA cable also includes an attached USB cable used for the touch screen function. I found out the hard way that if you plug this cable in before installing the software, Windows Vista will discover the device as a tablet and the software won't be able to find it. So be sure to install the software before plugging in the USB cable.