Mobile Pixels Trio Portable Monitor For Laptops Review – Make your laptop dual or triple display

With the prospect of being able to travel again this year I have been contemplating on how to improve my mobile working experience. Whenever I go on holiday or press events, I always set up a small workstation allowing me to get a couple of hours of work done each day (the cost of being self-employed). In recent years this has expanded from just a laptop to include both a proper keyboard and mouse, which massively improves my productivity. However, working from a single monitor is not ideal for me; when writing, I almost always have side by side content so I can research and reference things.

A portable monitor is a perfect solution for this. I recently reviewed the Acer PM1, which was flawed but still good, largely thanks to its great price. However, the Mobile Pixels Trio offers a slightly alternative solution that will be particularily appealing to people that work on the move.

Rather than having a completely sperate monitor, this monitor attaches to the back of your existing laptop, sliding out as and when needed. It gives you a much more convenient set up when working in tight spaces.

The Mobile Pixels Trio name is slightly misleading initially; the monitor you buy is a single monitor, but it is designed to allow two to be attached to your laptop to create that triple monitor setup.

Specification

Mobile Pixels Trio Portable Monitor for Laptops, 12.5'' Full...
  • ★Extend Your Vision by Ultra Wide Screen...
  • ★Plug and Play, One Cable Setup,Backward...
  • ★One Trio Max Display on Multiple...
  • ★Optimized Design for Home Office and Work...
  • Display Size: 12.5″ (Max model is 14″)
  • Resolution:  1920 x 1080
  • Refresh Rate: 60 Hertz
  • Power: 4.5W
  • Brightness: 300 nit
  • USB: 2x USB-C (one for power if the source device can't provide it)

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Acer PM1 15.6 Inch FHD Portable Monitor Review – Cheap and cheerful but with compatibility issues due to USB-C DP Alt Mode – PM161Qbu

With the high bandwidth and power rating of USB-C there has been a growing number or portable monitors become available in recent years.

They are a great investment for anyone needing to set up a temporary monitor. Anyone working from home in the past year that doesn't have a permanent home office set up would likely appreciate the ease you can set these up and pack them away.

The Acer PM1 was launched last year with an RRP of £169.99, making it very affordable, being one of the cheapest options on the market. However, it is regularly available at a discount, and Amazon has had it for £109.99 on and off since January. It is only since March it has shot back up to £169.99. At £110, it is by far the cheapest option on the market.

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Specification

  • 1920 x 1080 Full HD
  • 800:1 contrast ratio
  • USB Type C with microUSB for optional power
  • 60Hz / 7ms Response Time
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Portable
  • 970g in weight
  • 377 mm x 234.7 mm x 20 mm

Design and Build Quality

This is an affordable portable monitor, so the overall build quality is as expected. It is very plasticky and feels a little cheap. The plastic construction helps this be ultra-light though, at just 970g, this is ideal for travelling with, should you need a multi-monitor set up when working away.

The monitor comes with a foam type laptop sleeve, which will offer some protection, but if you plan to travel with it properly, you will likely need some sort of hardcover to protect the display itself.

The rear of the monitor has a little plastic pull-down stand allowing it to stand up on its own without having to attach anything. The two ports are then located on the left-hand side of the monitor. The microUSB port is for power only.

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