Does it activate dGPU?https://www.packedpixels.com/
I have this.
You need some twiddling to get it to work at scaled (retina) resoultion but after its done it works splendidly, plug and play. Much more reliable than DUET and also tasks the laptop significantly less.
Its USB powered. So on 2012-2015 you need mdp+usb, on 2016+ you can get a single USB-C cable.
It has no latency or glitches, its just a simple bus powered display with video over display port - no tricks.
It seems like a good solution, but (if budget is not an issue) maybe a low-end 13" MBP/MBA will be a better option as an additional screen because:
I'd still recommend the Asus monitor. Much lighter then another MBP/MBA and cheaper.It seems like a good solution, but (if budget is not an issue) maybe a low-end 13" MBP/MBA will be a better option as an additional screen because:
1) It will come with it's own battery
2) The screen is of a higher resolution?
They are saying that V2 is coming, but it's not released yet. When are they going to to release V2?I recommend PackedPixels
The disadvantages of the Asus are:I'd still recommend the Asus monitor. Much lighter then another MBP/MBA and cheaper.
As a standalone computer. It's often way more convenient to have two keyboard - you can multitask better, move, etc. Terrific solution if you can get 2 computers.How do you propose using a second laptop as a spare monitor?
It can only be done via software solutions which is inheritable worse than native.
Unfortunately, I don't know when PackedPixels v2 is coming.