On-Lap 1302: a portable second display for laptops
Posted 01 August 2012 - 05:08 AM
This post has been edited by soulatrium: 01 August 2012 - 05:09 AM
Posted 01 August 2012 - 06:25 AM
But the dock connector doesn't have a video input as far as I know, and given all the rumblings about them dropping several of the existing pins, I don't see them adding new ones anytime soon. Sigh.
Posted 02 August 2012 - 10:06 AM
The display is bright (but unfortunately, not adjustable), clear and for the display type, has a reasonable viewing angle for a single user. It ships with the DisplayLink OS X driver. At the time, rotation was not supported under OS X, but a beta driver I obtained directly from DisplayLink's site, added that feature.
I installed Mountain Lion on my laptop at WWDC in June and when it rebooted, was promptly notified that the version of DisplayLink installed would not run under ML. I went back to their site and they already had a beta ML driver that works just fine.
The stand has a strong spring in it and "locks" nicely into position for portrait or landscape. Despite it's relatively light weight, the unit feels pretty solid.
The things I wish were different:
- Adjustable brightness
- Better location for the USB port on the display (it's in the well where the stand is stored when folded in)
- Autorotation sensor (saving a trip to System Prefs - there may be a keyboard shortcut)
- Better performance for video and OpenGL (not for gaming, but for things like 3D transitions in Keynote)
But, again, at the price, especially when I look at a unit like the one in this review eight months later, I can live with it as it is just fine. :-)
personally, i would be interested in this, AOC e1649Fwu 16" LCD Portable USB Monitor , though it is not as small...