I wrote a few weeks ago about stacking American Express statement credit offers and a Rakuten promotion to save a ton of money buying a 14″ Dell portable monitor.
I’ve since used the monitor at home and while traveling. Let’s check it out!
Why I Bought the Dell 14″ Portable Monitor
I use a 16″ MacBook Pro for most of my computer needs. At home, I attach it via HDMI to a 32″ Dell external monitor at my desk.
When I working onsite for photo clients and/or traveling, I used my iPad Air 2 as an external monitor and connected it by USB-C. (I also sometimes work outside when I’m home and prefer a dual monitor setup.) That worked OK — but I needed something a little bigger, especially during photo editing.
Some of my photo editor colleagues use 14″ Lenovo external monitors. I tried one of theirs during a recent job and really liked it. I was more productive than when using my iPad as an external monitor.
So, I decided an actual portable monitor (as opposed to a tablet moonlighting as a monitor) was a must.
The Business Platinum Card® from American Express features a semi-annual $200 Dell statement credit (enrollment required). I figured I could use that toward the purchase of an external monitor.
I burned through my January-June portion of the $200 credit — and eagerly awaited July 1.
As I outlined in this post, I stacked the Dell statement credit, an Amex Offer, and Rakuten promotion to save about 77% on my Dell monitor purchase.
Am I happy with what I bought?
The Dell 14″ Portable Monitor
There are USB-C ports on both sides of the stand, which folds down at an angle to position the monitor.
The gray, protective sleeve is supplied.
Out of an abundance of caution, I purchased a padded sleeve online and use that in addition to the gray one.
A USB-C cable (supplied) connects the monitor to my MacBook Pro. That powers the monitor and transmits the video signal. Easy peasy.
The screen’s brightness is very good — although I think it could be a tad brighter. The image resolution is fantastic.
The monitor is big enough to be very useful — yet still fits in my Nomad Lane Bento Bag.
I’m very happy I bought the Dell 14″ portable monitor. I highly recommend it — especially if you need to burn your Amex Busines Platinum’s $200 Dell credit. But make sure to see if you can stack it with any Dell Amex Offers (remember, you can split payments on Dell purchases). Also, remember to check for Dell cashback promotions with Rakuten, TopCashback, RebatesMe, etc.
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