Lumonitor Review: A 4K Portable Monitor

Staying on top of your daily duties requires you to deal with various challenges, including location restrictions. Many people work in a dynamic environment, and they can’t be limited to just one place. To overcome this obstacle, they rely on handy pieces of equipment called portable monitors. You can find numerous portable monitors on the … Read more

Huawei MateView GT 34-inch 21:9 3440×1440 @ 165Hz Gaming Monitor Launched for £499 – But does it have G-SYNC or FreeSync?

It is interesting to see Huawei diversify into new hardware markets. Technically this would fall within the +8-ecosystem remit Huawei have been going on about for the past few years, so the launch of speakers and monitors was probably already on the cards. However, with the company struggling with their mobile division it is no … Read more

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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Acer PM161Qbu 15.6 Inch Full HD Portable Monitor, Black (IPS...
  • PORTABLE MONITOR: Weighing less than a kilo and...
  • Full HD: The Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080)...
  • USB-C: With the USB-C connection all you need is a...
  • Smooth and blur free: With a 60 Hz refresh rate...

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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CES 2021: Acer launches 144 Hz 4K G-Sync Predator XB323QK Monitor & Nitro XV282K KV, Predator XB273U NX monitors

As part of CES 2021, Acer has launched three new monitors. It is not a terribly exciting launch because they had already announced two of them, but now we know the price and month of release. All these new monitors will be launched in May, so a few months for you to save up. Acer … Read more

2 Monitors Or Ultra Wide Monitors?

Dual screen set ups aren’t a new configuration, they are widely used in offices and gaming rooms around the world and provide you with more screen than a traditional monitor. However, if you aren’t a fan of the dual screen system and want something more immersive, then maybe an ultra-wide monitor could be the choice … Read more

Samsung Odyssey C49G95T monitor ups the spec vs C49RG90 with faster 240Hz on the 49-inch 5120×1440 DisplayHDR 1000 panel priced at £1,279.99

Samsung’s latest ridiculous monitor is now up for pre-order for just £1,279.99. Samsung Odyssey C49G95T Specification The Samsung Odyssey C49G95T is a monster 49-inch 5120×1440 display with a refresh rate of 240Hz which is features with AMD’s FreeSync 2 technology while also being G-Sync Compatible. The display features a 1000R and has a DisplayHDR 1000 … Read more

Acer announces massive expensive monitors: 55-inch 4K OLED Predator CG552K & £2.8k 32″ 4K Predator X32

It looks like the trend for 27-inch monitors may be moving on. As part of CES 2020, Acer has announced three new Predator gaming monitors ranging from 32-inches to a monster 55-inch 4K OLED display. Predator CG552K 55-inch OLED Gaming Monitor The Nvidia Big Format Gaming Displays were announced 2 years ago, since then only … Read more

Datacolor SpyderX Pro Colourimeter Review – The fastest & most affordable hardware monitor calibration solution

Datacolor is one of the leading companies in colour management solutions providing solutions for a wide range of industries requiring the most accurate colour reproduction. They have a wide range of both software and hardware solutions, and I have reviewed a few of their products in the past, including the Spyder5, ColorReader and SpyderCheckr. The … Read more

Samsung C49RG90 vs Dell U4919DW vs Philips 499P9H – Which is the best super ultra-wide monitor?

Following my review of the superb Samsung C49RG90 I thought it would be worth looking at how it compares with other similar monitors on the market. The Dell U4919DW and Philips 499P9H are the two notable options, both have the same screen size and resolution to the Samsung. Key Specs All three monitors are 49-inch … Read more

Samsung C49RG90 49-inch Super Ultrawide Monitor Review – Curved Gaming Dual WQHD 1440p 120Hz Monitor with FreeSync 2 HDR

The Samsung C49RG90 is the latest ultra-wide to hit the market and takes things to the next level with the super ultrawide format. A quick glance at the specs you would think at 49 inches running at 5120 x 1440 QHD it is the most over the top and ridiculous thing possible. However, due to … Read more

ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q 4K 120Hz monitor launches in August for £1099

A couple of years ago multiple companies, including ASUS announced their Big Format Gaming Displays which were completely over the top and amazing. They did launch, some to middling reviews, and you can buy the HP OMEN X Emperium 65 display from Currys for a bargain £3,499.00. This year, a more sensible solution as put … Read more

The best G-Sync compatible gaming monitors for all budgets in 2019. 1080p, 1440p & 4K HDR 120Hz / 144Hz displays with FreeSync

Back when I first started building PCs, it was always a case of buying the largest but most affordable monitor going.  With budget builds costing hundreds, it can be difficult to bring yourself to pay another couple of hundred on a monitor. Similarly, if you have stretched your budget well over £1k you can easily … Read more