attaching a small external monitor?

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  1. cldittus

    cldittus New Member

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    I trade stocks on the go. I currently do this on my
    Surface 2 RT 64g w/4g lte (not the pro) I was just wondering is there any ideas on hooking up an additional mini display monitor. Are there any compatible mini displays that would work with my surface.
    I am in a vehicle doing this with limited space so a large external monitor would not work.
    I appreciate any ideas or comments you may have. Thank you in advance for your help.
     
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    I think it depends on your definition of mini display monitor.
    If you search for portable monitors the Toshiba 14" and Lenovo 14" monitors appear to be the smallest. several others available from Asus and AOC with either USB 2.0 or USB 3.0.

    Id assume all of these require DisplayLink or have custom PC software and wouldn't be compatible with Windows RT but would work with a Surface Pro except you may also require a portable USB battery pack.

    Alternatively there is AirServer Universal Software which will run on a PC and allow it to be a Miracast Receiver.
    http://www.airserver.com/
    It would seem you could install this on a compatible Windows 8.1 PC or Tablet and Project your screen to it.
    http://support.airserver.com/custom...46310-airserver-universal-system-requirements
    They list Surface Pro's specifically. More research required to determine if the cheaper Windows Tablets will work. They might.
     
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    DisplayLink is not compatible with RT, you would need to find a HDMI capable monitor.
     
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    Thank you for all the information...and quick response. I appreciate it. I will look into it and see what I find. Thanks again.
     
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    The surface also connects wirelessly to a monitor. Perhaps an option?
     

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