You don’t have to think long when you consider the advantages of a notebook over a conventional desktop PC. Above all, the portability is a decisive reason for many users why the laptop is ahead. Nevertheless, the disadvantages of portable devices should not be ignored. At the latest when it comes to multitasking, desktop PCs with a larger or even multiple displays have the edge.
With their help, several applications can be used simultaneously and different documents can be edited in parallel. But who actually says that this is not also possible on the go with a notebook? The Kickstarter campaign around Mobile Pixels has set itself the task of making multitasking on a laptop as easy and convenient as possible. With the DUEX Lite and DUEX Plus, your notebook merges with the additional display. How this works and if it works really well, you can read in our review.
Portability meets efficiency
Until now, many had to decide whether they wanted to work mobile or with maximum efficiency. To be able to work mobile, a notebook is inevitable. However, it is only possible to work so really efficiently with large models that measure 15.6 inches or more in their screen diagonal. However, this is again at the expense of portability. A vicious circle…
The DUEX Lite and DUEX Plus are a tailor-made solution to this problem. With their help, you will be able to work optimally even with your compact 13-inch notebook. Fast switching between programs and a better overview will maximize your productivity.
Scope of delivery
Opening the high-quality package of the handy display, you don’t catch a glimpse of much in both the DUEX Lite and DUEX Plus.
In addition to the display itself, there is a matching cable for connecting it to the notebook in the high-quality designed packaging. The cable offers the possibility to conveniently switch between USB-A and USB-C.
|Model||Display||Screen dimensions (WxHxD)||Weight||Compatibility||Connectivity||Price|
|DUEX Lite||12.5 inches||31.5 x 21.5 x 0.69 (min) – 1.53 inches (max)||0.59 kg||Windows and MacOS||USB-A or USB-C||$219|
|DUEX Plus||13.3 inches||31.1 x 21.5 x 0.65 (min) – 1.49 inches (max)||0.59 kg||Windows and MacOS||USB-A or USB-C||$224|
The build quality
When taking the DUEX Lite and DUEX Plus out of their respective packages, no significant differences are initially noticeable except for the color scheme. However, the white designed DUEX Lite already looks a bit less high-end than the Plus version at first glance and the first touch due to the choice of material and color. The plastic feeling will certainly not please some people too much.
The situation is different with the DUEX Plus. Here, Mobile Pixels goes for a look reminiscent of brushed aluminum for the mount. All in all, the DUEX Plus looks much better on the back of my notebook than the Lite version just because of the color. Whether that would be the case for you depends not only on the color of your notebook, but as is so often the case, it’s also a matter of taste.