We scoured the web for the cheapest portable monitor on the market and came up with this John Will display, available at AliExpress for only $80.
With a 13.3-inch screen with full HD resolution, this monitor could be great for mirroring the screen of a smaller device or as a dedicated Zoom video conferencing display.
Weighing just under 1kg, its footprint is slightly bigger than a sheet of A4 paper and a mere 12.5mm thick – and it can also be powered by USB and a 12V adaptor. Plus, it costs way less than $100, which isn’t bad for a new product line this side of Black Friday 2020.
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The monitor features a micro USB port, mini HDMI slot, VESA mount, a pair of speakers, an 800:1 contrast ratio, and a 178-degree viewing angle. This model comes with a battery and metal stand, but no touchscreen capabilities.
Bear in mind, it can’t connect directly to a smartphone, although you should be able to hook up a Google Chromecast dongle.
It’s worth checking the full list of supported devices before you buy; the good news is that it’s compatible with gaming consoles, like the Nintendo Switch.
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Bear in mind
- If this product comes from mainland China, it will take at least a month to reach the UK or the US (and potentially more). You may be levied an additional tax either directly or through the courier.
- If you’ve managed to find a cheaper product with equivalent specifications, in stock and brand new, let us know and we’ll tip our hat to you.