Clarifying note: I'm looking for device types that aren't regular computer monitors (see this question if you're looking for a list of lightweight monitors), but could be used as such (e.g., pico projectors), or some tricks to make regular computer monitors more transportable (e.g., removing the stand).

Whenever I travel by plane, I need to have a few computer monitors as soon as possible after I arrive to my destination. I use a multi-monitor configuration (ideally at least 2 external monitors in addition to my laptop). The computer monitors should be decent enough for coding purpose, i.e. 1920x1080 resolution or higher, and somewhere between 24 and ~27 inches.

Are there any such products that can be easily transported in my luggage while traveling by plane?

All the solutions I found so far are not satisfying:

  • All the portable LED Monitors I found so far are too small (less than 20 inches).
  • All the multimonitors laptops (mirror) I found have too small monitors.
  • Handheld/nano/pico/mobile/pocket projectors don't have a very crisp image, which makes it inconvenient to code. Furthermore, I'd need a screen to project against, which would be challenging to set up to simulate a multi-monitor configuration.
  • I sometimes cannot find any business that rent computer monitors, and purchasing computer monitors each time isn't that financially efficient (if I try to resell the monitors, it takes some time and I only get ~70% money back at best, assuming I find a buyer).
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    Nov 5, 2018 at 3:10

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I would suggest using something like this. These are folding / sliding screens from behind your monitor. Great for when you want to carry your laptop, but you should be able to do some serious work.

https://www.yourslide.com/ (Kickstarter)

https://www.razer.com/eu-en/project-valerie (Razer's implementation)

  • Project Valerie was a demo, not an actual product.
    – JMY1000
    Dec 28, 2018 at 1:07
  • Thanks, one issue with all the multi-monitor laptops I have seen so far are that the monitors are 17.3 inch or smaller. I'd prefer at least 23 inches. Jan 14, 2019 at 2:39

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