The screen on the latest MacBook Pros are beautiful. Sometimes, however, they might not be big enough for lengthy edit sessions in your office or when you are working on location. Maybe when you are home you dock your laptop and have a full-sized monitor ready to go, but it’s not great if this is only an occasional need either or you like to work in multiple places throughout your home.
For these situations, a portable monitor like the INNOCN N2F might just be your ideal solution – and it is quite affordable. Filmmaker Carlos Quintero walks through this display option and how it works.
Let’s run through the key specs of this portable monitor:
- 15.6” Full HD 60Hz Display
- Mini-HDMI and USB-C Connectivity
- IPS Panel
- 800:1 Contrast Ratio
- Built-In Speaker
- 2-in-1 Smart Cover/Stand
There are some obvious reasons to get a portable monitor. The best is simply expanding a laptop screen area without needing a full-size monitor.
The screen itself is basically the size of a tablet which makes it easy to travel with. Plus, this one only needs a single USB-C connection to get going. Most people have larger screens or dual screens to help with productivity. Having extra room is amazing with many professional apps.
Another benefit today is enhancing the media experience with tablets and smartphones. A lot can now output high-res video over USB-C or via adapters.
Going from a smartphone to a full-size screen is great for travel when you want to throw up a video or if you have limited devices at home and want to make better use of an existing device.
Have you used a portable monitor before? Any preferences or recommendations?
[source: Carlos Quintero]
- INNOCN N2F 15.6” FHD Portable Monitor (Amazon)
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