Field Monitor Pro: 'portable' 15.4-inch USB monitor packs number pad, DisplayLink
This, friends, is the ThinkPad W700's worst nightmare. Rather than forcing consumers into buying a gargantuan lappie with an inbuilt secondary display (or settling for one of Mimo's diminutive alternatives), Mobile Monitor Technologies has an even better solution: this thing. The four-pound Field Monitor Pro is sure to be a hot seller over at Accountemps, with a fold-flat design and a spacious 15.4-inch LCD underneath. Essentially, this is a 15-inch laptop sans the guts, boasting just a 1280x800 LED-backlit display, a rear kickstand, two Kensington lock slots, a pair of USB 2.0 sockets, DisplayLink technology and a full-on number pad. It's designed to be used in both lay-flat or stood-up modes, and if you're looking for a more permanent solution, it can also be mounted on a nearby wall. Unfortunately, you'll still need a separate AC line running to a wall outlet, and the relatively low resolution isn't apt to drop any jaws. Head on past the break for a peek at what exactly this beast can offer, and then wait patiently for a price as "busy season 2011" swings in. Ah, the sweet smell of taxes coming due.
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