I've been looking for a small touch screen monitor to lay on my desk in front of my keyboard. I saw a lot of raspberry pi ones but they were either too small or the touch screens only worked with proprietary Raspian installs. The only good one I've found is this GeChic 10" Touchscreen Monitor on Amazon that, while it has incredible build quality, is way too expensive. I don't need any fancy touchscreen technologies for drawing or anything nor does it have to be particularly high resolution. It's also fine if it doesn't even have an enclosure, I can model that in SketchUp.
Anyone know of anything... cheaper.
How about a tablet?
For Android -> http://www.greenbot.com/article/2451320/how-to-use-your-android-tablet-as-a-second-laptop-screen.html (I guess this requires a constant - wireless - network connection)
edit: or with Avatron's Air Display -> http://www.gadgetreview.com/weekly-hack-how-to-use-your-android-tablet-ipad-as-second-monitor
Here's another one: Splashtop Extended Display HD and at the bottom of the article are short comparisons to the two mentioned above.
edit2: I can not guarantee you that this will work. I don't own a tablet.
edit3: don't know, but maybe Miracast will work?
Just pick up one of the various cheap windows 8 tablets, not sure how you'd go about using it as an extended display, but if you just want to browse the web on it, well that's what it'll do
That one has a full sized USB port on it
I cannot for the life of me get either Air Display, Splashtop, or iDisplay working on my PC. Works fine on my laptop. But I don't need it there.
You might want to look to this ChuWi Hi8 Tablet It dual boots Windows 10 and Android 4.4 KitKat (I imagine an update is coming) and for a USB port you can just get this. Ends up the same price but it's a much better deal IMO.
Alright, but what's the catch of buying that and how in the hell does it have a 1200p display at that price lol
It's a cheap Chinese tablet. Look on YouTube if you need more convincing :)
I'm still skeptical but I'm gonna get one soon so look on here in a month or two for my report on it if I end up actually buying it.