However, there are quite a few portable monitors available these days, like the T. 1, 3. 3 2 K from each dock. That I've got here so let's find out just how good it is and help you decide if you'd benefit from adding a secondary screen. I think dual monitors are almost essential when, in a desktop PC, at least for the work I do, and although you can easily connect a regular monitor to a laptop at home, the size makes it a little harder to. Travel with. Laptops are, of course, designed for portability and travel, but most regular monitors aren't unless you're willing to stick one in a suitcase lately, I've seen quite a few external monitors like the t1 33 2 K that offer portability. It basically looks like a tablet, so you can easily take it with you in a bag with a laptop as it's, not too large or heavy. This one comes with the stand that doubles as a protective cover 2 it's not connected to the screen. When you get it after peeling off some plastic, you can stick it to the back of the monitor and then use it to adjust between four different angles. Alternatively, you could instead use a sturdy. A third party stand like this one that can still be folded up. For portability this particular panel I've got here is a 13.3 inch, 1440p 60 Hertz screen. However, they've also got many smaller and larger options to which also vary from 1080p 1440p and 4k resolutions, or even 120 Hertz for gaming.

So there are plenty of options available for whatever you're doing setup was extremely easy. In my case, I just connected the included type c cable to the screen and my laptop, and it was automatically powered on and ready to go. There are a few different cables included there. The manual has useful diagrams outlining which cables are needed, based on what ports you've got available. This model has two type c ports on the left. However, the bottom one is only used to power the screen, if you're using something like HDMI, it supports 45 watt power delivery pass through. So you could charge your laptop over type c through the screen to assuming, of course, you're powering the screen with an external source. Such as power bank or AC adapter, neither of which are included with the screen and it doesn't, have its own battery either. This could make it a little inconvenient, depending on what io your laptop has but yeah. For me, I can literally just connect one type c: cable and the screen gets power display and sound there's, also mini HDMI and a 3.5 millimeter audio jack. If you don't want to use the speaker's, the two speakers are found on the back near the top, and I found them to actually sound pretty good better when compared to most laptops at least, and they still got loud enough at maximum volume. There'S. Also, a 75 millimeter bass amount on the back. If you want to mount it to something – and it comes with four screws for this overall, I thought the panel looked alright, I used two, the Spyder 5 to measure color gamut and got 83 percent of srgb 59 of NTSC and 62 of Adobe RGB.

The results are: ok, ish, fine fur, gaming and basic tasks, but I wouldn't want to use it as a primary display for content creation I'm. More than happy to use it for extra screen real estate off to the side, but I'll be sticking to doing stuff like editing on the laptop panel as it's better, in my case, brightness wasn't great just on the single cable from my laptop getting to 224 nits. If I gave it some extra power by connecting the AC adapter to the bottom type C port, I was able to boost this to 300 nits with a 560 to 1 contrast ratio. However, this was still below the 315 it's on the spec sheet. The panel has a glossy finish, so that could be annoying or distracting depending on your environment. There was only a little backlight bleed in my unit no problems during normal use, but that will vary between panels. I found the touch screen functionality to work well enough. Granted. I don't have much experience with touch screens and don't really have a use for this myself, I'd prefer to not have it covered in fingerprints. I also found the menu a bit difficult to navigate it's controlled with the 5 buttons on the right near the top, but it just didn't feel intuitive to use. However, there were a fair number of customizations that could be made through the on screen display. These same buttons are also used to power, the screen on or off adjust to the volume, brightness or change the display input source.

A great secondary feature I found with an external screen like this is that when building a PC, I wanted quickly check if it's working. I can just connect this instead of having to grab a larger monogram, so it's made my overall workflow a bit more convenient as it's. Basically just a monitor, you could also use it for other things like consoles tablets or phones. You'Ll just probably need a power source. You could even forget a laptop altogether and just mount a nook on the back with the vase amount and you've got yourself an extremely portable PC. So there are quite a few possibilities with a product like this, for what I'm actually using it, for which is basically video, editing, it's nice to be able to bring extra screen space with me in my bag for not much extra space or weight I'll. Take it with me to CES in January, so that should give it a pretty good workout, considering it takes me 24 hours to travel each way and I'll be using it to make 10 plus videos for updated pricing check the links in the description as prices will Change over time at the moment, it's going for 229 US dollars. However it's on sale, I can't easily compare it with other external screens, as this is the first one. I'Ve used this doesn't sound too bad for a 1440p monitor that I can take with me to use with my laptop. There are lots of options out there for portable monitors.

Have you even seen some 240 Hertz ones for gaming? So what did you think about the major doc T 1, 3, 3. 2 K portable monitor? Would you consider an external screen like this, if so I'm interested to hear what you'd use it for? Let me know down in the comments and, if you're new to the channel consider getting subscribed for future tech.