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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:27 pm    Post subject: Best portable display? Reply with quote

What is the best portable "mini monitor" for a Mac mini?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tatung has some nice 15" touchscreen displays. There's also a company called Doublesight that makes some nice little 7-9" displays. There's even one with a built-in webcam. They are USB powered though.

http://www.doublesight.com/product/?cid=10

Another option would be to use an iPad with a VNC type based client.

I've found that Splashtop works quite well.

http://www.splashtop.com/
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grasshopper,

Thanks so much. I downloaded Splashtop, and---at first blush, at least---it looks really great.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:20 pm    Post subject: Whish did you pick? Reply with quote

Im looking at a mini monitor and I'm considering the Toshiba 14" USB Monitor.
Which one did you pick and how is it working for you?
Thanks,
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Whish did you pick? Reply with quote

sjverdinjr wrote:
Im looking at a mini monitor and I'm considering the Toshiba 14" USB Monitor.
Which one did you pick and how is it working for you?
Thanks,


Splashtop is good software, but isn't appropriate as an only monitor. I haven't actually purchased a separate monitor yet.

I will be interested in your reactions when and if you do.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reviews Found for Toshiba 14" USB Monitor Reply with quote

Ok,
So I've been trying to find reviews by people who have actually used the Toshiba 14" USB Monitor with Mac products and I finally found some!!!
Here is the link to read the reviews:
[/url]http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=14%22+LCD+Monitors&cid=1250003879381318121&os=reviews&start=10
I think I'm going to step out and try one...
The most common con I see is that the brightness is "ok" using only the usb without using the power adapter.
Check it out and let me know what you think.
I'll update once I receive mine and try it out!
Oh yeah, one bit of advice given if trying this monitor...download and install a driver from DisplayLink.com BEFORE plugging in and trying the monitor.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a lot. I will appreciate seeing your review!

P.S. Though I now live in Oregon, I was born and raised in Central Louisiana. What part of the state do you livein?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Reviews Found for Toshiba 14" USB Monitor Reply with quote

sjverdinjr wrote:
Ok,
So I've been trying to find reviews by people who have actually used the Toshiba 14" USB Monitor with Mac products and I finally found some!!!
Here is the link to read the reviews:
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=14%22+LCD+Monitors&cid=1250003879381318121&os=reviews&start=10
I think I'm going to step out and try one...
The most common con I see is that the brightness is "ok" using only the usb without using the power adapter.
Check it out and let me know what you think.
I'll update once I receive mine and try it out!
Oh yeah, one bit of advice given if trying this monitor...download and install a driver from DisplayLink.com BEFORE plugging in and trying the monitor.

I'm very interested in your experience. The Display Link
software on a Mac doesn't (I think) support Flash and
such on a Mac. As soon as you use it, please go to Youtube
and try playing something. Also, try playing a DVD with
the Player for it on the Toshiba Display. What happens?
Does it work well?

THANKS!!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:41 pm    Post subject: AOC E1649FWU 16" Portable Monitor Reply with quote

I recently bought an open-box 2011 Mac Mini running OSX Lion. I was really hoping I'd be able to operate a portable USB monitor as a primary monitor so that my setup would be somewhat portable, but I couldn't find any reviews of anybody doing exactly this.

I ordered the AOC 16" USB monitor anyway (even though all reviews I saw only talked about it being used as a secondary monitor) and it's worked out great for me!

I have a monitor that I use in my office so I used that to set up the USB monitor (need to install a driver). After that, I've been able to use this monitor as a primary no problem! Works great as a secondary monitor when I'm in my office. If I want to bring my MacMini home -- or even to a coffee shop, the AOC 16" works just fine as a primary. It plugs in with a USB cable and is powered the same way, so it doesn't need another power source which is great.

With a bluetooth keyboard and mouse, this makes for a really portable setup.

Oh, and no problem with YouTube videos or Netflix either
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:46 am    Post subject: USB display Reply with quote

THANKS!!!
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