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I'm looking to buy a portable secondary LCD monitor for my Macbook Pro, does anything like that exist?

I found some laptops that provide a dual 15'' monitor solution (but it's already baked into the hardware). Also some ideas posted about creating this type of setup back in 2007.

I'm looking for something that is as thin as a laptop LCD (with maybe a bulky power supply that I could easily daisy chain or plug into a power strip along with my laptop).

How difficult would it be to buy a 17'' laptop screen and hook up a DVI connector and power supply, and build a simple monitor stand for it?

I've gotten to used to a dual-monitor setup at work and at home with my laptop that having to use my laptop in single-screen mode makes me feel crippled.

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Samsung's Lapfit LD220G and LD190N are secondary LCD display for notebook PCs. The Lapfit displays allows laptop users to get dual display easily.

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The Lapfit LD190N connects using the tradition VGA cable while the LD220G gets both VGA and UbiSync USB for video input. The latter serves also a a USB hub. The 22-inch LD220G features 1920×1080p Full HD resolution while the 19-inch LD190N has 1360×768. They both have 250cd/m2 brightness, 20,000:1 dynamic contrast, and 5ms response time.

The Samsung Lapfit LD220G and LD190N are priced at $249.99 and $149.99 respectively.

Nanovision offers some smaller (7") USB Displays:

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LD220G looks like just what I'm looking for (hopefully I can find a case for it to put in my laptop bag). –  Dougnukem Nov 29 '09 at 17:41
    
+1 for sexy pictures. –  BlueRaja Feb 5 '10 at 19:47

http://www.mmt2.com is another option; a portable 15.4" monitor with DisplayLink and USB connectivity.

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