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Sidetrak Portable Monitor Review

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Product reviewers loved the SideTrak Portable Monitor’s light weight but had reservations about its poor black levels, lack of HDR support, low brightness, and limited color accuracy.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The SideTrak Portable Monitor is an affordable, budget monitor released by Stand Steady back in mid-2019. The display is an excellent option for users who want two screens for increased productivity or users who need to have an extra monitor attached to their laptop for seamless use. Weighing only 1.65 pounds, the SideTrak Portable is a lot lighter compared to the Fiodio 15K3F-C at 3.9 pounds, making it much easier to carry around. It also boasts a Full HD resolution, and with seamless compatibility for both Macbook and Chromebook users, it will not require a lengthy setup process to get to work. Sit tight and read through the rest of this SideTrak Portable Monitor review to find out whether it can compete with some of the top computer monitors in the market.

Consensus

our Verdict

The SideTrak Portable Monitor is lightweight and great for people who need to stay productive while on the go. It has a Full HD resolution for clear text and images, but its black levels, lack of HDR support, limited color accuracy, and low peak brightness might not be for everyone.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Lightweight
  • Full HD resolution
  • Great build quality

Reason to Avoid

  • No controls
  • Low peak brightness level
  • Low color accuracy
  • Poor black levels
  • No HDR support

Sidetrak Portable Monitor Specs

Display TypeLCD
HDMI Inputsn/a
HDR Formatn/a
Max Resolution1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Panel TypePanel TypeTFT
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time8 ms
Screen size12.5"
Sync TechnologySync Technologyn/a

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)139.3
Contrast Ratio (as ratio x:1)0
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)0
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)69.4
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)0
Response Time (ms)0
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)0
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)0
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)0
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)0
Reflections % (Total Reflections)0

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Expert Score

70

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Customer Score

78

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True Score

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