We were blown away when we spotted the first portable USB monitor, the MMT FieldMonitor Pro, at CES 2011. Finally, we could take a second screen with us on the road! Throughout 2011, we saw several competing products from the likes of Toshiba, AOC and Lenovo, but since we spotted the MTM Monitor2Go at CES 2012 (pictured), we haven't seen anything new in this space. We hope to see more and better portable monitors at CES 2013, perhaps with full HD screens this time.
With the launch of Windows 8, touch screens and higher resolution screens have become more important. Yet, when you go to buy an external monitor these days, very few have touch and it's very difficult to find one with a higher-than-HD resolution. We expect at least one of the major screen vendors -- Dell, ASUS, Viewsonic, Acer, HP or LG -- to step up with touch support and screens that offer retina-like displays.