Hi there. I used to use an AOC E1649FWU 16" USB monitor, but have switched to the lenovo LT1421 14". The AOC worked fairly well, but I experienced persistent issues with flicker which i mitigated with a more complicated set up leveraging usb power adapters plugged into AC outlets vs. the dual USB from laptop scenario. My laptop (a lenovo U260 - which is a tiny ultra slim laptop with 2 usb ports and none too much USB power output) simply didn't have enough USB ports to go around nor the power to adequately power the monitor properly. other solutions using a powered USB hub just didn't seem to work well consistently. Even plugging the monitors into AC didn't produce fail-safe results. The lenovo trades a little bit of screen space for apparently less power required, as my laptop pushes the monitor just fine through a single USB connection - consistently and without fail. Additionally, the AOC is much bulkier and seems more flimsy. I haven't tried the later models of the AOC monitor, but i can say without doubt the lenovo is hands down better than this particular version of the AOC. I like the lenovo so much I just ordered a second one to experiment with a portable triple monitor set up (2 external lenovo monitors and the laptop display) to hopefully get even more usable screen real estate while traveling.
All of this said, I've not used these monitors with a surface pro, so I don't know for sure how well that works. But logically, i'd assume a more stable solution that requires a smaller power draw is probably the best bet for your scenario as well.
Best of luck.
I work at the mines in Northern Nevada and carry it everyday in my backpack. I have had no issues and my workmate fly's all the time and I bought one because he liked his so much. The cover is getting scratched up pretty good from the environment of being used on the tailgate of a truck. Thumbs up so far.
This monitor doesn't require a case, it comes with a hard plastic cover that seems to work really well (I've had mine for a couple months now, no issues). It doesn't require the Y cable; it works just fine with the single for me, but says to use if you don't have enough power through one USB connection. Hope this helps, very satisfied with my purchase.
No, but you can adjust the angle to some degree with the 'stand'....think 'kickstand' or the brace on the back of a picture frame. You can adjust the height by placing it on a stack of books or paper reams.
If by "upgrades" you mean installing drivers, then no, you will need to install the DisplayLink drivers to use the monitor. If by "drag and drop from screen to screen" you mean setting up an extended desktop, then yes that is supported by the DisplayLink drivers.
I'm not sure about XP, but it's light enough you could use some Velcro or that new CommandHook Velcro look-alike to mount it pretty easily. It does have kind of an irregular back, but I'm sure you could make it work.
Sorry. I do not know. My laptop is also Lenovo with Win 8. I tried it for you. It works for Win 8.
To be honest, I do not suggest you buy it.The quality is poor. I bought it because my girlfriend wanted one to work with her thinkpad. The color is not better than AOC and Toshiba. One has high frequency noise and I returned it. I suggest you look for drive to run your AOC. If it does not work, buy Toshiba. I use it. The color and convenience are better than Lenovo.