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GGall12
Beginner
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Can I use a portable monitor as an only screen with NUC8i7BEH ?

Hi,

 

I have not bought a NUC8i7BEH yet. But I have a project and I'd like to be sure it works.

The NUC Mini PCs are very portable and I would like as an only screen a portable monitor (ASUS MB168B, Thinkvision M14, ASUS MB16AC, etc).

 

I know that these kind of screens are usually used as a 2nd screen, however the NUC8i7BEH has a DP 1.2 USB-C port which fits with these displays.

Then is it possible to use a portable monitor as an main and only screen with the NUC8i7BEH ?

 

Guillaume

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Send me one and I will let you know... 😎

 

Ok, facetious comments out of the way, unless there is someone who has these monitors ans has actually tried it, it would be impossible to say with 100% certainty that it will work. All I can say is, in theory, it should work without issue. I remember, however, there being a report of someone having problems with a USB-C-connected monitor. I cannot remember the resolution, however.

 

Hope this helps,

...S

GGall12
Beginner
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Thanks for having answered !

 

Well, I should also ask a seller of the product in a multimedia store.

 

They might have tried to plug this kind of monitor as a main screen.

LeonWaksman
Super User
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You can connect this monitor to the USB-C port only if the monitor Power Consumption doesn't exceeds 15W, since the maximum current rating of USB-C port is 3A.

 

Leon

GGall12
Beginner
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Thanks !

 

But The sellers promote these screens as secondary screens and I can't figure out if they work without a fix main screen.

 

I don't know if a real main portable screen exists to plug it to the NUC anywhere I bring it with me ?

LeonWaksman
Super User
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The USB-C port in NUC8i7BEH serves also as Digital Port graphics output. So, why you see problem to connect this monitor? Please read para. 1.5.1.4 in Technical Product Specification: https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/mini-pcs/nuc-kits/NUC8i3BE_NUC8i5BE_NUC8i7...

I'm not encouraging you to buy each of this monitors, since I didn't check them by my self, however I don't see reason why it will not work, if the power restrictions are meet. Please also check the list of monitors validated by Intel for your NUC: http://compatibleproducts.intel.com/ProductDetails?activeModule=Intel%C2%AE%20NUC#

 

Leon

 

AWERN4
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I have a NUC8i7BEH and a Lapscreen from Faytech Full HD LCD-Panel (1.920 x 1.080) with touch.

I can use the panel on the port USB-C of the NUC, but it needs a "full-featured" USB-C cable https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB-C#Cables

It acts in USB alternate mode https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB-C#Alternate_Mode_partner_specifications

In Linux Fedora 31 Silverblue also the touch function works. No mouse or keyboard needed.

Lapscreen has also input port for HDMI and second port for USB Type C for powering.

You can use a big 4k monitor as secondary screen. Only problem is mirroring down sized to 1920x1080 on portable panel.

 

Rgds

AW

 

 

 

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