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.
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: 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
Summary: I first installed it on my primary computer with no results. I used a variety of USB ports and combinations with no luck. Not even a flicker of light. I downloaded the latest drivers and no luck. I installed it on my newest computer that I'm building and finally got it to work. I tried three different ports. The USB pci card slot did not work, the usb 3.0 powered slot did not work, finally the usb slot on the motherboard worked.
Summary: Like all the other review this screen emits a loud and annoying high pitched sound. Also the viewing angle on this thing is terrible in portrait view, if you look at the top of the screen everything is all off color and if you move left or right then you get the same problem for the rest of the screen. This screen barely gets 20 fps off a laptop, and gets a standard 30fps off an desktop.
Summary: I purchased this AOC monitor from Amazon because I wanted to use it as my laptop's extension monitor. I have two monitors for my desktop PC at home and at office. I wanted the same setup on the road as well. I chose model over Toshiba's: Toshiba 14-inch USB Ultra-portable Mobile LCD Monitor because this monitor was supposed to have better contrast ratio & response time than the Toshiba. Although that's what their spec sheet says, the evidence says otherwise.