Me, Myself, and my Roadtrippin Computer
September 2, 2011 9:32 AM Subscribe
I love my screen real-estate. How do I get it on the road?
posted by Folk to technology (16 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have a horrible addiction. Screens. Lots of them. Three big ones. I'm so much more productive this way that I cant break the habit. Every time I have to do something more complicated than check my email without my screens I want to go cry in the corner.
Is there any way to go on a working roadtrip and not give up my addiction?
I am envisioning some sort of rig which I can haul with me in my car, and when I want to work I plunk it on the table and within five minutes of set up I have my work open in front of me.
- I could haul my current desktop + monitors (clunky, fragileish)
- Replace desktop with laptop (less(but still) clunky, monitors still relatively fragile, can a laptop support three external displays?)
- Replace monitors with projectors(Said projectors need to be small and have a (very!) good throw distance(I'm thinking about a foot between projector and surface), hard to calibrate projectors each time, need surface to project onto)
- Video goggles that simulate screens(I doubt technology is there yet)
This is what I have been mulling over the last couple days. I doubt this will work, but it could be cool. If you answer nothing else, I would love to hear about options for hooking up multiple displays to laptops. Or laptops with multiple display ports already built in.
Two notes: I don't care about gaming power and to answer this question properly you may have to assume I have money.