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.
- 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...
- 1920 x 1080 Full HD
- 800:1 contrast ratio
- USB Type C with microUSB for optional power
- 60Hz / 7ms Response Time
- Panel Type: IPS
- 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.