Toshiba unfolds a second monitor to go

I am a firm believer in using a second monitor at the desk, and this is the thing I miss most when I travel and leave it behind. Toshiba aims to rectify that with a portable monitor that plays second fiddle to most laptops.

Like many, I am totally addicted to having multiple monitors at my desktop. That second monitor is the thing I miss most when I travel and leave it behind. Toshiba aims to rectify that with a portable monitor that plays second fiddle to most laptops.

The PA3923U-1LC3 is a 14-inch monitor that connects to any Windows PC via the USB port. The display folds into a compact form for transport, and forms a second monitor for such systems running a decent 1366x768 resolution. The suggested retail price of $199 means you must have a real need to justify it, but those with such a need should be all over this display. The 2.8 pound weight will factor into the decision to carry this in addition to a laptop.

I would never carry such a monitor to the coffee shop on a daily basis, but it might be a good fit for trips when a second display would make things easier. I have been known to use the iPad with Air Display for such trips, which works well enough for me.

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