Ask DN: Has anyone used an external USB monitor as a second monitor for your laptop?

almost 5 years ago from , @pg

Any thoughts, recommendations?

I'm currently on a 13" MacBook Pro, and whenever I'm traveling I feel the need for a second monitor. I mean, when I'm staying for a while somewhere where I don't have access to a normal monitor. I've seen that ASUS has some that are 1920x1080, but from what I've read online, almost all of them have a bit of lag because they're connected just by USB.

Would appreciate any help with this. Thanks!


  • James LaneJames Lane, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    What about something like Duet Display if you have an iPad? There's another one that I have in mind, but can't think of the name. Will update if I remember...

    Update: iDisplay seems to be a free version of Duet Display.

    But the one I was thinking of was Astropad. That way you can use your iPad as a tablet if needs be as well.

    This is all depending on if you have an iPad/iPhone like I said. If not, I'm sure there are android alternatives. Also, I've never used any of these so wouldn't be able to comment on which is best.

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    • P GP G, almost 5 years ago

      Thanks for the suggestions! I knew about Duet Display but I haven't tried it yet. I wonder how useful it is if you don't have the latest iPad, the large one.

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