We've a soft-spot for USB-connecting mini LCD displays - they're a nifty way to get Photoshop toolbars, IM windows, Twitter apps and other windows off your main display but keep them readily visible - so we're glad to see more options hitting the market. DoubleSight have three sub-displays to choose from, starting from the 7-inch DS-70U and then breaking into the hitherto unusual 9-inch segment with the DS-90U and DS-90UC.
Truth be told, 19" monitors seem to be an ancient past-time, only talked about in hushed whispers, amongst technophiles joking about their parent's sloppy PC setup. Sure, there's a niche for the smaller screen sizes, and it looks like NEC wants to slide right into that spot. They've got a new LCD monitor set to hit shelves some times this month, and it's got some pretty interesting aspects to it that might grab the attention of any working professional out there.
Back when we reviewed the first Nanovision MIMO USB monitors, the UM-710 and UM-730, we wondered whether price and niche appeal would see them a passing fad. The proliferation of roughly 7-inch USB display rivals in the intervening months would seem to suggest that fear was unfounded, and indeed Nanovision are back with their second generation of companion monitors. Now narrowed down to two units - the basic MIMO 710-S and the touchscreen MIMO 720-S - we've had the finger-friendly model on our desk for the past week. Check out the full review after the cut.
Dell have discretely added three new monitors to their line-up, spanning 20- to 23-inches and sub-$230 price-tags. The largest is the 23-inch Dell ST2310, a Full HD 1,920 x 1080 panel with HDMI, DVI and VGA inputs, 250 nits of brightness, 5ms response time and 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. It also has a slimline bezel and audio in/out ports.