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Mobile Monitors

Today’s trend in the computing workforce is one where you will find people using two, three and sometimes even four monitors to get their work done. The idea of flipping between applications is in the past as users have found that having multiple applications opened on different monitors has increased their productivity. This is true in regards to mobile users as well. Awhile back I picked up a portable Toshiba Mobile LCD Monitor that I can easily connect to my laptop via USB connection. No more am I flipping from application to application while onsite at client working on their network and servers. I can view my documentation on one screen and the servers or another application on the second screen.

What’s also pretty cool is if you’re in meetings and need to show a co-worker or potential client something instead of rotating your laptop for them to see the screen, you could already have the second monitor hooked up and cloning your laptop screen so that they are seeing what you are without either of you moving. What’s really cool about this Toshiba monitor is that it comes with a case and when closed it about legal sized portfolio, and the case doubles as a stand. The monitor is completely USB powered with a resolution of 1366×768 HD.

There are other mobile monitors out there such as the Lenovo ThinkVision LT1421
There are other mobile monitors out there such as the Lenovo ThinkVision LT1421 this one has the same screen resolution and also comes with a case. The ThinkVision LT1421 14-inch Wide Flat Panel Monitor (1452) features:
•14-inch (355.6 mm) viewable image size
•Display resolution of 1366 x 768 matching mainstream Notebook resolution
•Slim (21.5mm, as slim as 9.3mm)
•Light weight (monitor: 0.84kg/1.8lbs; with protective case:1.35kg/2.97lbs)
•Photo frame tilt stand adjustments for viewing comfort (12 degree~40 degree)
•Brightness adjustment button for 16 level brightness
•USB 2.0 connection

Another place to look for a mobile monitor is They have two pretty cool options, one for
your laptop they are calling Field Monitor Pro (these actually include a built in 10key pad) and another version called Monitors2Go (these are built to work on ipads as well as laptops and other portable devices).
The Toshiba and Lenovo monitors are priced around $199, the mmt2 monitors are due to be released sometime this year, pricing has not be listed for these as of yet.

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