Hi, I've been keeping up with Pi for a few months as I always love low power solutions, alternative energy, etc. A laptop is my main computer ATM, and I would love to make the switch to something like the Pi for my main system.
I'm a Cinematographer by trade and many of us in this sector have searched for the best HDMI monitor that balances smaller size with portability, power options, and low cost…while we haven't found a blockbuster yet, one of the best options right now is this : http://www.aliexpress.com/stor.....input.html
It's a 10 inch TV/Monitor for about $140(including shipping to the US) with quite alot of input and output options, the most important being HDMI and USB, which may be capable of providing power to the Pi. It also has video out to send the signal someplace else, and audio in/out to act as the speaker system for the Pi. It also has a built in 2300mah battery and accepts a fairly standard 12v input, so it could be brought into many power systems already existing…like the car.
It doesn't have the most amazing resolution, being 1024x600, but has served our industry as an amount that is ~just enough~ to pull focus on….you'll have to be the judge if it's good enough. I myself use a 1920x1200 display right now on my main computer(laptop I mentioned), so that would be a definite step backwords, but I think it might be worth it as I believe I'm sucking up 120-150 watts to compute right now….
One last note on power is that I've heard this display has no warning when the battery dies…it just goes. So be aware that some sort of modification, knowing it's average run-time, or other solution might have to be found if you needed it to never just turn off all of a sudden.
Thanks to everyone for being here, to the guys for making the Pi, and I look forward to ordering one VERY SOON
P.S. I'm really excited that eventually there might be a port of Haiku OS to ARM