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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best companion for my laptops, December 29, 2011
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This review is from: Lenovo ThinkVision LT1421 14" Portable USB LED Monitor (Electronics)
After spending two minutes installing the driver (both on CD and online by searching for "LT1421 driver"), the portable LCD works right after connecting to a USB port. It is amazing that a USB indeed supports an external LCD of very good brightness. With the software, it is easy to change resolutions and arrange it on the left or right sides of the laptop. I settled down with placing it to the right. The text and pictures are very clear. I can see the screen-door effect mentioned by others, but it does not bother me. The tilt angle can be adjusted, so it can be used comfortably on tables of different heights. I've taken it with me on one trip so far and loved it. I left it in my backpack through the airport security check. It makes my text editing job about 15-20% more efficient. Yesterday, I thought about bringing it out of my backpack in a Starbucks LOL. The screen has an anti-reflection coat, which I found very important for portable LCDs.

PROS:
Portability
Good software
Change of tilt
Sufficiently bright
Clear text
Reasonable price

CONS:
The travel cover is not easy to open (it took me 2 minutes to figure out a good way - to open the corner first)
The USB cable is too long (some might need it, but I ended up buying a 1-foot micro-USB cable for $1.99)

Bottomline: the best portable LCD out there, and it is affordable
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Initial post: Feb 23, 2012 10:45:35 AM PST
Snap says:
Could you post a link to the 1-foot micro USB cable you purchased? I am having a hard time finding one under 3ft long that actually works. The two I have purchases thus far don't work for some reason. They appear to "try and work" but the screen is displays only white lines and not picture. I think there is something wrong with the cables I purchased and it would be easier just to buy the same cable you did from the same source.

Thanks

Posted on May 22, 2012 12:17:54 PM PDT
Really? 2 whole minutes?

Posted on May 24, 2012 9:28:20 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 26, 2012 9:00:49 PM PDT
The picture and quality of this Lenovo are ok, but the screen doesn't refresh properly (its hooked up to my newer Toshiba laptop, 8gb ram Intel core i7 processor). I have to drag whatever window is up on the Lenovo over to my main laptop screen to get it to update.

If I have two windows up on the Lenovo I can use the top window to totally mess up the bottom one by sliding it all over the bottom window.

I have latest drivers, too, on a newer i7 8gb Toshiba laptop. Tried other ports same thing.

UPDATE:
Get your drivers for this thing from the maker of its internal electronics: DisplayLink.com. Doing so resolved my refresh problems.

Windows update and Lenovo are both clueless.

Posted on Jul 3, 2012 6:20:59 AM PDT
Kablamo! says:
Like Gift Card above, I am baffled as to why you would list the cover as a con. The removable cover is very well designed, in my view, and one of the display's best features.
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