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portable vga screen

A small PDA screen with VGA input
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It sucks having to troublshoot a computer in a strange place and then have to haul in a 14" monitor just to see what's going on. It would be handy to have a small portable 800x600 screen, like what's in a PDA, that has a VGA input, so you can hook it up to this computer. It could have batteries in it, or a standard computer power cord connector.
lawpoop, Dec 04 2005

Something like this? http://www.mini-itx.com/store/?c=25#p514
[Jinbish, Dec 05 2005]

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       How about putting your diagnostic software on a tablet PC, and killing two birds with one stone?
DrCurry, Dec 04 2005
  

       I was thinking something that might cost $100 - $150, rather than a $2000 - $2500 tablet PC. Do they have a VGA *input*, anyway?
lawpoop, Dec 04 2005
  

       The concept is already in existance. Professional TV crews use LCD screens as small as 3 inches on thier production trucks. Being that they are powered by an external 12V power supply, a self contained case with a battery compartment would be ideal.
Jscotty, Dec 05 2005
  

       I use my vga pda to rdp or vnc over the lan or wifi and it achieves exactly what you're wanting to do.
neilp, Dec 05 2005
  

       hmmn touchscreen.. nice one [Jinbish].
neilp, Dec 05 2005
  

       Yeah - I keep trying to find a reason to buy one...
Jinbish, Dec 05 2005
  

       [neilp] What about if the machine was having problems and wasn't getting to a network state, or not launching sshd or VNChost? Would you like one of these bad boys to show you whats going on with the machine?
lawpoop, Dec 05 2005
  

       I'd like one anyway [lawpoop], perhaps you could get an adapter to get your PSP to do this..
neilp, Dec 06 2005
  
      
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