Dell first introduced this 14-inch portable monitor just a few months ago. Today you can get the C1422H monitor on sale for $90 off its regular price at just $269.99 through the Dell online store (opens in new tab). That's a huge discount, especially considering how new it is. You can get free shipping if you order your monitor early enough, but it might not be gauranteed to arrive before Christmas if you don't upgrade to Express delivery.
Dell has a lot of monitors on sale for the holidays, so if you don't need a portable one you can check out the rest of the sales (opens in new tab). The screens being discounted include everything from gaming monitors times to 4K screens perfect for binging your favorite TV shows.
Think of the portable display as a little extra real estate to work with. You can hook it up to your laptop or other device via the two USB-C ports. Once it's up and running, you get 14 inches of space to add onto your work station. The display has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 with a 60Hz refresh rate and a 16:9 aspect ratio.
Other specs include 300 nits of brightness, a 700:1 contrast ratio, and a 6ms response time with an IPS panel. You can tilt the screen up to 90 degrees with the included stand, and there's an anti-glare treatment on it so you can use it from multiple angles. The whole thing is super lightweight so it can travel with you or be stored away easily when it's not needed.
J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.
If I add the $90 back, that's a $359 display. At Dell I can get an Inspiron 14 laptop for $349. That comes with a 1920 x 1080 display (same as this), keyboard, processor, touchpad, memory, storage, battery and a charger. To add all that stuff, they pay me $10. I don't understand why portable monitors need to be as expensive as they are. I get why they exist, I have a couple. Still irked about the price I paid for the resolution I got.
The quality, perhaps. Dell and Lenovo portable monitors have anti-glare screens with accurate color, wide viewing angles and low power consumption. You can get cheaper models from unknown brands but you'll be stuck with blueish screens that have very limited viewing angles.
what he means is the same mfg.'s screen on a portable monitor shouldn't logically cost the same as that same screen attached to an actual computer.
I totally agree with Sven.
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