USB portable monitors

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by wikiverse, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. wikiverse macrumors 6502a

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    I'm purchasing a 15" rMBP to replace a 17" MBP that is mostly used for video editing.

    I edit a lot on-location and travel, and the 15" screen is insufficient for video editing.

    I'm looking for a good portable USB monitor that I can use as a second screen. Ideally an HD monitor because 1377 x 768 resolution doesn't work well with a retina laptop.

    I'm interested in the ASUS MB168B+ HD 1080p monitor. There are dozens and dozens of reviews on the net, but I can't find anyone that actually sells it.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. adventurebutter macrumors newbie

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    Got the same problem as you!

    Hey, I'm looking for a portable monitor for my mac mini and I have the same problem as you. I want a monitor with high resolution-- or else the display won't look good.

    I found this: http://www.icitouchtech.com/#!gechic-1303/cyeg
    I heard from my friend that GeChic portable monitors are pretty good cuz they use grade A panels.

    For GeChic 1303H its resolution is 1920 x 1080 which I think is perfect.

    Did you get a portable monitor in the end? How was it?
     
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    rMBP

    If you go for a 15 inch rMBP then you can use scaled resolution to give you more real estate, at least as much as your old 17 inch.
     
  4. blueroom macrumors 603

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    If you're hoping to go AC less a USB monitor will drain your laptop battery pretty rapidly. Also you won't find large or high resolution USB monitors as they'll need more current than most USB ports can supply.
     

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