Anybody using a portable monitor?

Shopping for a portable monitor to pair with my Framework laptop when on the road.

Anyone using a portable monitor? Do you like it? What are the plusses and minuses.

Feedback appreciated...john
 
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Switzerland
Name
Matt
I have one; I opted for a rather cheap option, however, so its usefulness is somewhat limited.

But even considering that, it's a nice and simple way to extend screen real estate, and it *was* a real asset during the pandemic, enabling me to have multiple applications visible when working (teaching) from home, whether I was at my desk - or somewhere else in my flat. Which would correspond to travel needs, no question about it. Imagine *two* 14" monitors instead of one for a laptop computer, with the second screen adding much less than the weight of another machine to the whole package. Even my own travel tablet

I'd opt for a well-featured one, though - a good touchscreen with active pen functionality included (mine doesn't offer touch at all), and a good colour gamut; mine's frugal, though the panel *is* better than on many affordable laptops which is quite a feat at the price; I paid about a quarter of the price of the cheap-ish laptop I was using at the time (an Acer Swift 1 from 2018, Intel N5000 ... *really* frugal). Check if your laptop can actually power and drive the screen - correct USB 3 specifications are mandatory; it's best to have a fully decked-out USB C port and a machine from 2017 or later; the key's DP Alt mode and the availability of a suitable driver (the latter's a given - but you need to download it).

M.
 
I have one; I opted for a rather cheap option, however, so its usefulness is somewhat limited.

But even considering that, it's a nice and simple way to extend screen real estate, and it *was* a real asset during the pandemic, enabling me to have multiple applications visible when working (teaching) from home, whether I was at my desk - or somewhere else in my flat. Which would correspond to travel needs, no question about it. Imagine *two* 14" monitors instead of one for a laptop computer, with the second screen adding much less than the weight of another machine to the whole package. Even my own travel tablet

I'd opt for a well-featured one, though - a good touchscreen with active pen functionality included (mine doesn't offer touch at all), and a good colour gamut; mine's frugal, though the panel *is* better than on many affordable laptops which is quite a feat at the price; I paid about a quarter of the price of the cheap-ish laptop I was using at the time (an Acer Swift 1 from 2018, Intel N5000 ... *really* frugal). Check if your laptop can actually power and drive the screen - correct USB 3 specifications are mandatory; it's best to have a fully decked-out USB C port and a machine from 2017 or later; the key's DP Alt mode and the availability of a suitable driver (the latter's a given - but you need to download it).

M.

Yeah, there are many really cheap ones that are tempting. But the ones that I've found with any sort of color accuracy start at around $400.

You certainly do pay for portability.

Thanks for the feedback.
 
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