A SECOND MONITOR

Sometimes it’s nice to have two screens, with a website or notes on one and a Word document on the other. For traveling, we like the new monitor from AOC.

The monitor has a full 16-inch screen, weighs just 2.3 pounds and connects to your computer through a USB port. It draws its power from the computer and needs no power outlet. A small folding support on the back lets it stand on its own, or you can fold that away and lay it flat like a tablet. .

The cable that comes with it is about two feet long, but you could attach a longer one, essentially letting you pass the monitor around like a tablet. It works with either Windows or Mac in portrait or landscape mode. The 16-inch version we tried costs $100, a 22-inch version sells for about $160.

2 Responses to “A SECOND MONITOR”

  1. You said: “The monitor has a full 16-inch screen, weights just 2.3 pounds and connects to your computer through a USB port.”

    Is “weights” the proper word, or should it be “weighs?” You are the expert on word usuage, so I am surprised when I see something that doesn’t look right. Because of you, I now own an Associated Press Word Book, or whatever it is called.

  2. Thanks for catching that. I’m surprised we made that typo. I’m fixing it now, but of course you are right. It’s “weighs” not “weights.”