Recommend portable monitors for laptops ~15.6 inch

  Matthew150 00:04 10 May 2019

Hi all,

Looking for an external relatively portable screen I can use for a new laptop.

Never used an external screen before, but saw a mate using one and I always like having lots of screen space so seems a good investment.

I don't know if the computer needs to have particualar graphics cards or something to manage a second screen, but this is what I have coming from PCS:

Chassis & Display Proteus Series: 15.6" Matte Full HD 144Hz 72% NTSC LED Widescreen (1920x1080)

Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™ i7 Six Core Processor 8750H (2.2GHz, 4.1GHz Turbo)

Memory (RAM) 32GB Corsair 2666MHz SODIMM DDR4 (2 x 16GB)

Graphics Card NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2070 - 8.0GB GDDR6 Video RAM - DirectX® 12.1

1st Storage Drive 1TB SEAGATE 7mm SERIAL ATA III 2.5" HARD DRIVE WITH 128MB CACHE (7,200rpm)

1st M.2 SSD Drive 256GB INTEL® 760p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (upto 3210MB/sR | 1315MB/sW)

Sound Card Intel 2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack

Bluetooth & Wireless GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® AC-9260 M.2 (1.73Gbps, 802.11AC) +BT 5.0

USB/Thunderbolt Options 3 x USB 3.0 PORTS + 1 x USB 3.1 Type C PORT AS STANDARD

Display 1 x HDMI + 1 x Mini Display Port

Any suggestions on brands specific monitors greatly appreciated.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:16 10 May 2019

Your machine will connect to any monitor / TV / projector that has either a display port or HDMI connection

Monitors are not really portable hence the above connections.

Your get what you pay for so buget is something you need to think about.

  Menzie 12:48 10 May 2019

There are some portable USB-powered monitors out there.

Assuming that you know powering it on the move using your laptop will shorten your battery life quite a bit, something like this should do the trick. The more expensive ones have better features, colour accuracy, etc (just like regular displays).

Unfortunately I don't have hands-on experience so cannot outright recommend a particular model. In this instance reviews will be your best bet.

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