Portable Monitor

jaygatsby9

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I've been using two monitors at work, and now I'm hooked. I'm looking for a monitor that I could use at home as a second monitor to use with both my desktop at home and my laptop, depending which room I want to work in. I am in a small NY apartment, so I don't have a lot of space, so I figure a 15" or so would be good (it would be used exclusively as a second work monitor- no gaming). Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks.
 

jaygatsby9

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Yes, I have a similar scenario where I want to bring a 2nd monitor on the go when I am on travel.

I bought AOC e1659fwu, it is a 16" monitor that is powered by USB so no extra power adapter is needed. Both the display and power is running thru the same cable.
http://us.aoc.com/en/products/e1659fwu
Thanks for the response. However, I read that the AOC monitors tend to break early. I actually tried using my ipad as a second monitor with Duet Display, but it screwed up all the AMD drivers and borked the PC. I had to uninstall and the re-install.
 

beyonddc

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Thanks for the response. However, I read that the AOC monitors tend to break early. I actually tried using my ipad as a second monitor with Duet Display, but it screwed up all the AMD drivers and borked the PC. I had to uninstall and the re-install.

I can't really speak reliability of that AOC USB monitor because I only owned for a year. I haven't yet encounter any issue with it (touch wood)

However, the driver of the monitor can be frustrating sometime but I was able to get it to work the way I wanted. The reason the driver can be frustrating is because this is a USB monitor so it doesn't use your computer's GPU driver. Instead it uses a driver named DisplayLink https://www.displaylink.com/ and earlier version of DisplayLink driver doesn't play nice with Nvidia driver.
 
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