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4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it's supposed to, November 28, 2011
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This review is from: AOC E1649FWU 16" USB-Powered Portable LED Monitor - Glossy Black (Personal Computers)
My business is retouching and post-production. So wherever I go I have to carry a mobile workstation with me in case my clients call and see they need something unplanned in a hurry. When you are used to working with 3 or 4 displays at the office, it's irritating to be limited to one. This guy has been great so far. I use it for my tools and panels when in Photoshop. It's also great to use on a daily basis with my laptop for my orders screen or email. I also like that it auto rotates to portrait. This is great for some of my long excel sheets or when I'm writing code. Even if I decide to do paperwork downstairs in front of my TV, it's great that I can take this and my laptop and get some work done outside the confines of my office.

Pros:
small
thin
very light
USB only (no extra power adapter)
bright (from what I've read the Lenovo portable and toshiba are not bright at all)
landscape or portrait

Cons:
Uncontrollable brightness. For my eyes this is too bright, especially since I work in a very dim room 90% of the time. I contacted AOC and they confirmed that you cannot control the brightness
Not great for viewing video or images on.
The odd ration bugs me. 1366x768. Windows minimum recommendation is 1280x960. I don't understand why all three of the portable displays out right now have this super skinny dimension.
No case (i just went and got a laptop sleeve that fits though)
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Initial post: Jan 11, 2012 8:58:18 PM PST
Dave says:
it's only skinny when it's portrait; 1366x768 is apparently 16:9 widescreen... which is a big shame if it's not great for viewing video! :-/

just wish linux would support these babies (usb monitors) out of the box!

thanks for the review. i'm going to trial this with the little mimo 7inch and see which i prefer... hopefully not both!!!

Posted on Feb 24, 2012 7:11:23 PM PST
W. Lai says:
Do you know if this work with Macs MBP?

Posted on Mar 22, 2013 12:06:04 PM PDT
Claire says:
AOC's website indicates that this monitor can do 1920x1080 (1080p, aka full HD). Does this not work?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 24, 2013 3:27:11 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 24, 2013 3:27:25 AM PDT
Dave says:
The spec sheet for this monitor on AOC's website http://us.aoc.com/support/documents/pdf/documents/360 says the max resolution is 1366x768@60Hz. I didn't see anything pertaining to 1080P.

I have a E2251F which does 1080P. It's a bigger screen too.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2014 2:40:41 PM PDT
Nik says:
How have u been able to handle brightness ? I work in a dim room and the brightness is killing me .

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2014 3:13:33 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2014 3:14:02 PM PDT
NicG says:
It can take that input, but it doesn't actually display at that resolution. Kind of like how LCD projectors work.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2014 3:14:38 PM PDT
NicG says:
Have you found anything that works with Linux?
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