If you're looking for a way to use your iPad or Mac as a second monitor for your primary computer, you might be considering using Luna Display or Duet. Both of these screen sharing apps are popular and can be effective at turning your iPad or Mac into a second display. However, when it comes to choosing between Luna Display and Duet, there are a few key differences that make Duet the better option.
Below is a comparison of some of the key features between the two:
Cross Platform Support: First and foremost, Duet is more versatile than Luna Display. While Luna Display only works with Macs and iPads, Duet can be used with any combination of Mac, Windows, iPads, iPhones, and Android devices. This means that regardless of what type of computer you're using, you can connect them together with Duet.
Setup: Duet works entirely in software, and just requires you to install their client apps from their website here. However, Luna Display requires a hardware dongle in addition to their custom software. This makes it more complex and expensive to set up, as well as error-prone as it won't function at all without their hardware.
Ultra Low Latency: Another advantage of Duet is that it has better performance than Luna Display. In our tests, we found that Duet offered smooth and lag-free screen sharing, even when using multiple displays. In comparison, Luna Display can sometimes experience lag and stuttering, particularly when using a high-resolution display.
Resolution: Duet can power up to 4K screens in real-time. On the other hand, Luna Display often degrades its image quality to keep up with Duet, and creates an often criticized pixellated stream that makes it much harder to work effectively.
Remote Desktop: Luna Display is limited to use within a short range of each other. On the other hand, Duet allows you to connect any device from anywhere in the world. This means you can work with the mobility of a laptop or tablet but with the power of a desktop. Learn more here.
Built For Professionals, Priced For Everyone: Although both products are aimed at professionals, we wanted to make our software accessible to everyone. At only $40 per year, we are one of the most reasonably priced professional products in the world. When compared with Astropad Studio, which is nearly 3x as expensive, it becomes clear that you really are getting more for less with Duet.
If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or if you want to try out our product and join the millions of Duet users around the world, get started here!