Biggest issue I have had with this and others like it is the cable or the connection to the ...
Joel P. Mclaughlin "Linux Geek", Amazon
19 November 2014
Summary: Biggest issue I have had with this and others like it is the cable or the connection to the screen seems to wearout after WAY to short of a time. My wife has this one a little over a month and now it's not wanting to work for her.
Summary: It wouldn't be a bad extra monitor to keep at your desk, however it seems to be a terrible portable monitor for several reasons: 1. The screen is very vulnerable with no protective glass or plastic like you find on a tablet. You will definitely need to buy a hard case if you plan to transport this with you. A neoprene sleeve will not be enough protection. 2. It is bulky, twice as thick as my laptop. 3.
Summary: Bought to use as 2nd monitor for work. You have to install software to use it. Once I did that, my internet shut down. Gave me lots of problems. Ended up having to uninstall it--and returned it. Got a regular monitor at Best Buy for the same price--but had to buy the adapter to plug in to USB.
Summary: If you're going to put this on a desk its a great deal and works as advertised. I bought this as a second monitor for when I travel and for that it was utterly useless since any pressure at all on the frame causes the colors to change and wash out. If you don't want it for travel its probably a great second monitor for you.
Pros: Decent monitor at a great price. Works as advertised until ...
Cons: This monitor is FRAGILE. I put it in the same bag I carry my laptop in (i.e. padded travel bag) and when I took it out the colors were all off and washed out. I grabbed opposite corners and gave it a small twist and it suddenly worked perfectly again. This tells me the construction is cheap and flimsy is just a little pressure on the frame makes the colors change dramatically.
Summary: I do actually like this monitor. It gives me the little extra workspace I need when working on design projects or writing papers and trying to research at the same time. However, I use Mac Mavericks (OS 10.9.2) and it seems that every time I restart my computer, I need to reinstall the driver. It took me a while to figure this out, because one day, after a restart, I plugged in the monitor and the screen remained blank.
Summary: Mine lasted one year! Loved it but totally bummed that I spent money on a product that did not last. It equates to renting the monitor for $7.49 a month. If you can live with that then buy away. A major flaw is that the connection on the back protrudes out and becomes VERY LOOSE which creates a grounding an issue. I babied it as much as I possibly could but in the end she's a goner.
Low Cost and Simple, but Doesn't Work Well with Excel
Mark Dunmire, Amazon
10 February 2014
Summary: Monitor looks great and has good image quality for the money. The USB hookup was really easy and worked great. But when working with spreadsheets, all functions in excel take much longer (especially saving or re-calculating a large spreadsheet). This was true even if I only displayed the spreadsheet on my primary display (a 24" Viewsonic connected via DVI). As soon as I unplugged the AOC usb monitor, excel worked like normal.
Summary: The monitor worked nicely... for about six months. At that point, it developed a high pitched noise which, since the monitor was being used in a recording booth, made it useless. A trip back to AOC for repair resulted in the elimination of the noise... and a complete loss of video every couple of minutes -- the screen went black. So back it went to AOC a second time and, now, it only flickers. That consigned it to the electronics recycling bin.
Summary: I will never use this and was a waste of $. I am a sales rep and do presentations with my laptop and thought this would be more professional for my clients to view. I have 100 icons on the desktop that I need - every time you connect this monitor it scrambles them all up - unacceptable