DisplayLink and Mobile Monitor Technologies today announced MMT's Monitor2Go — the first totally portable, yet desktop-quality, 15.4-inch display that's easy for people to pack up, plug in, and put to use wherever they are. Another innovation to use DisplayLink USB virtual graphics, Monitor2Go combines a large display screen with a slim, lightweight clamshell design to give users true portable productivity.
Monitor2Go comes with a built-in stand that allows the screen to sit at eye level, like a notebook display, and to be positioned in either portrait or landscape mode. The device is also designed for hanging. Additionally, up to six screens can be daisy-chained off a host computer's single USB port to create an instant video wall.
Besides being easy to connect via USB, other Monitor2Go features include a light weight of four pounds, a durable design to withstand travel rigors, and a sleek profile to slide into backpacks and briefcases. The 15.4-inch diagonal LED-backlit display provides a crisp 1280×800 resolution, and works with both PCs and Macs (beta).
“It's a high-quality, full-size display that can be used with virtually any notebook or desktop PC, and that you can be hung, stacked or set just about anywhere to expand your visual workspace and get more done faster. And with DisplayLink's USB virtual graphics technology, there's no connectivity or cable hassles,” said Larry Pensack, MMT's president.
“Most multi-monitor fans are frustrated when they have to leave their desktop set-up behind and are limited to one screen while traveling,” said Dennis Crespo, DisplayLink executive vice president of marketing and business development. “By having a USB-connected portable display that is the same size as some of the most popular notebooks on the market, there is no more compromise necessary.”
Price and Availability
Monitor2Go will be available to consumers later this quarter at an estimated retail price of $279.