Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

11 posts


# 208136 28-Jan-2017 08:37
Send private message

Hello, just curious if you can get small flat screens with a hdmi and usb connection? Or atleast HDMI.




I just want a flat screen about 10inch that has no function at all but I can plug a chromecast into and use as a screen while I am doing cardio,in bed etc.  I have been looking at tablets but do not need all the other functions and the cheap ones run slow.




Thank you

Create new topic
588 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 188
Inactive user

  # 1710978 28-Jan-2017 11:06
Send private message

10" panels tend to be more of an industrial product hence harder to come by and less economical than larger (17"+) consumer displays.


You can get "USB Monitors" however they're also costly ($300+) and need a Windows device to drive them.


As you're wanting to cast to your device anyway I think the most economical and practical solution would be a cheap Android tablet.


7" for $80.70:


10.1" for $138.00:


I see your concerns about cheap tablets being slow however if you're just using it for whatever you would be driving a monitor with anyway (playing a single video etc) you should have no issues with the above.

4420 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 679


  # 1711111 28-Jan-2017 17:08
Send private message

From AliExpress you can get 7" and 10" panels that take an hdmi. They just don't have all the frame around it. I have one on my computer In a cupboard.

I just double sided taped it to a piece of mdf and put the connection daughter board On the rear.

Previously known as psycik

OpenHAB: Gigabyte AMD A8 BrixOpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller, Raspberry PI, Wemos D1 Mini, Zwave, Xiaomi Humidity and Temperature sensors and Bluetooth LE Sensors
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 10
Host (Plex Server/Crashplan): 2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 2xUbuntu 16.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex,NextPVR Metadata Agent and Scanner for Plex


541 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 126


  # 1711117 28-Jan-2017 17:35
Send private message

We brought 2 7" field monitors for work from aliexpress(


Not cheap when you compare it to what you can get in bigger monitors however it has a fantastic panel(1920x1200 IPS).


Not sure about 10" but the same seller on aliexpress has a few and when i was looking amazon do have some that may suit what you want to do but from memory do not have anywhere near the resolution.

Geoff E

Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Xero announces new smarter tools, push into the North American market
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:20

New report by Unisys shows New Zealanders want action by social platform companies and police to monitor social media sites
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:09

ASB adds Google Pay option to contactless payments
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:05

New Zealand PC Market declines on the back of high channel inventory, IDC reports
Posted 18-Jun-2019 17:35

Air New Zealand uses drones to inspect aircraft
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:39

TCL Electronics launches its first-ever 8K TV
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:18

E-scooter share scheme launches in Wellington
Posted 17-Jun-2019 12:34

Anyone can broadcast with Kordia Pop Up TV
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:51

Volvo and Uber present production vehicle ready for self-driving
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:47

100,000 customers connected to fibre broadband network through Enable
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:35

5G uptake even faster than expected
Posted 12-Jun-2019 10:01

Xbox showcases 60 anticipated games
Posted 10-Jun-2019 20:24

Trend Micro Turns Public Hotspots into Secure Networks with WiFi Protection for Mobile Devices
Posted 5-Jun-2019 13:24

Bold UK spinoff for beauty software company Flossie
Posted 2-Jun-2019 14:10

Amazon Introduces Echo Show 5
Posted 1-Jun-2019 15:32

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.