Adding a second screen to laptop (lid attachment)

SirShade

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Hello

I am interested in adding a 2-nd screen to my laptop (lid attached) for extended desktop and:
-multitasking
-streaming
-gaming
-videoing / youtubing ;)
you all know the rest

but....
I am worried that:
a) My video card will die after a few days or worse
b) Power brick will not handle it or die in a few days

Here are the options that i have looked in to (they are all 13" i was interested in 15"):
1) http://mycinq.com/collections/frontpage/products/cinq-13-3-laptop-monitor
2) http://www.prolink2u.com/newtemp/en/led-monitor/249-pro1301we.html
3) (The GeChic On-Lap 1301) http://www.gechic.com/product_en.asp

Please let me know if you know other manufacturers.

My Rig

Laptop: Sager NP9370-3D
Screen: 17.3" 1920x1080 Full HD LED (Matte) 120Hz 3D
Processor: 3rd Gen Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7-3840QM, 2.8~3.8GHz, 22nm, 8MB, 45W
Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX680M 4GB GDDR5 DX11
RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600 Dual-Channel (8G X 2)
Primary Hard Drive: 120GB Intel Solid-State Drive 520 Series SATA III 6Gb/s
Secondary Hard Drive: 750GB Seagate Momentus XT 7200RPM 32MB, 8GB SSD Hybrid Drive, SATA III 6Gb/s
WiFi: Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 Plus Bluetooth
Router: Asus RT-AC68U, 1,9Gbps, 256MB RAM, DUAL-Band 2,4GHz & 5GHz
Power Brick: http://postimg.org/gallery/2tj5hvw02/


Any other ideas ? please let your imagination run free

Thank you
 

Mattios

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Nothing will die. You will not see much of a battery difference either. The monitor isn't powered from the laptop, you plug it into the mains.

I can't recommend a monitor; just go with whatever you want or someone else can advise you.
 

SirShade

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It actually is plugged in to the USB port or HDMI port, i suspect you did not follow the links at "Here are the options that i have looked in to"
 

nkhaira

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To be honest I have never seen this type of Product

By the way your laptop is a tank and will nothing will die out
I dont move my MSI Gaming Laptop much so I have it hooked up to a Acer 23in 1920x1080 Display and its still running great

Your battery percentage will obviously decrease more than usual because of power needed to supply to the monitor but other than that everything should be good
I would go with the first one since it has the highest resolution
I would try to find one though that also has 1920x1080 resolution so it matches your laptop i guess
 

SirShade

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nkhaira
-Thanks for the "I would try to find one though that also has 1920x1080 resolution so it matches your laptop i guess" I did not even bother to think about the extra load if they are not both 1920x1080.
I have hopes that some of this community can direct me to what i could not find myself. I only found those 3 options in the first post


 

SirShade

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Nice monitor but how do i attach it to the lid of my laptop there's no such system included in the package like my examples have (although i'm researching for some kind of attachment now)
 

nkhaira

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Does not seem like there is an attachment module included
Looks like there is a tablet case in which it can stand upright and stand next to the laptop
 

g-unit1111

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What you seek does not exist. There's no way to modify a laptop's casing to add a second display which would not only be severely warranty voiding, but would also probably destroy your laptop in the process. Just get a USB monitor like this: http://www.asus.com/us/Monitors_Projectors/MB168BPlus/
 

SirShade

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It almost exists
CINQ 13.3 Laptop Monitor (13" & 1600x900)
-it just those not have 15" & not 1920x1080
Guess ill wait 6-12 months maybe they will introduce on the market the one i need, if no one knows other solutions or company's.

 

SirShade

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And yet again on Tom's Hardware i am posting my own answer......(a manufacturer sent me this)
We briefly looked at and tested 13"
1080 panels, but they require too much power. USB 3 could barely handle it
and it was far from stable. As USB 3.1 standardizes into laptops over the
next several years, you'll see this resolution enter the USB portable
monitor market.

Hope this helps. You can read more about USB 3.1 here:
http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/usb-3-1-puts-pedal-metal-early-speed-tests/
 
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