I'm a old grandma, buying for my 7 year old grandson. I want to buy a monitor he can travel with 19 to 20 inch small and light weight.
Besides a lap top, will a LCD computer monitor work if not hooked up to the computer or does it have to be a TV.
I am not concerned about with best graphics or stuff like that. just portability.
Thank you so much for your support, I am as dum as I look.
What you are looking for is a small, lightweight screen that can be hooked up to a console, and you want to know if a computer monitor would work, right?
If that is the case, on most modern consoles there are various connections. If you want to hook up a console to a monitor, then I recommend looking for a monitor with an 'hdmi' connection, because both the xbox 360 and playstation 3 offer hdmi slots. Just be sure to buy the hdmi cable separately because the monitors usually do not come with them.
Your 7 year seems awfully young to carry around a monitor with him, much less responsible with a laptop.
Have you considered an Apple iPod Touch or a Sony PSP or some hand-held device?
I would suggest an older maybe 2nd Generation iPod Touch because you will be able to find one for no more than $150 when the new ones are over $300. Beware they are very fragile, one drop on hard surfaces can crack the screen.