June 14, 2023

best portable monitor

I went through several Reddit discussions and two articles from reputable sources, PCMag and TechRadar. The Reddit discussions were from r/digitalnomads, r/WFH, and r/buildapcmonitors, where users were asking for portable monitor recommendations. While there were a variety of suggestions, Asus Zenscreen portable monitors seemed to be the most popular choice among users. However, there were also other recommendations such as Lepow, AOC, LG, and even using tablets as an alternative. The consensus was not absolute, and the preferences were based on individual experiences and requirements.




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Asus Zenscreen
Lepow Portable Monitors
AOC Portable Monitors

AOC Portable Monitors

AOC portable monitors were also brought up as a good option. The AOC I1659FWUX-USB-Powered Portable Monitor was recommended by a user who was happy with their experience. The AOC I1601FWUX USB-C Portable Monitor was featured in the PCMag article for being lightweight and having a roomy 15.6-inch screen, but was noted to have a limited color gamut.
LG Portable Monitors

LG Portable Monitors

An LG Electronics Portable Monitor with USB Type-C and a cover was recommended in a Reddit discussion, especially for use with a 16" laptop. The ViewSonic VG1655 portable monitor, which was mentioned in the PCMag article, is similar to an LG model and was praised for its built-in stand, a five-way mini-joystick controller, and a sophisticated onscreen display.

Using Tablets as Alternative

Some users suggested using a tablet as a second monitor, with recommendations for used iPads or new/used Android tablets. An iPad Air or iPad Pro was also recommended in another discussion for its portability, entertainment, and note-taking capabilities. A user from r/WFH shared their positive experience using a MacBook with an iPad Pro as a second monitor.

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"Best Portable Monitor?"

  • A user in r/digitalnomad asked for portable monitor recommendations for their spouse

  • They previously purchased a poor quality portable monitor they had to send back

  • Recommendations include:

    • LG Electronics Portable Monitor with USB Type-C and a cover
      • 3 karma
      • Recommended for use with a 16” laptop
      • Found for £195 at Costco UK
    • UPERFECT portable monitor with 500-nit brightness
      • 5 karma
      • Improves vibrancy and resembles M1 MacBook screen
      • User perceives good color accuracy
    • ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE with 17.3 inch screen, recommended for gaming as well
      • 3 karma
    • Lepow inexpensive portable screen, found on Amazon
      • 1 karma
      • Brightness could be better but works indoors
      • Used with accompanying stand and laptop stand
    • ViewSonic portable monitor, with a touch version available
      • 1 karma
      • Connects to phone and supports touch navigation
    • Intex portable monitor, with unknown details
      • 2 karma
    • ASUS mb16ahp with internal battery and elegant design, not recommended for use with Apple laptops
      • 2 karma
      • Recommends use of charging to protect laptop battery
    • iPad Pro or iPad Air recommended as alternative options
      • 2 karma
      • Allows for entertainment, notes, and portability
    • Nreal Air glasses explored for alternative use
  • User recommends looking for 400-500 nits of brightness when selecting a monitor, as many monitors have unusably low brightness levels

  • Advice given to avoid monitors without specified nits, as these may have low brightness levels

  • Suggestions offered for monitor stands and laptop stands, including Amazon links

  • Some users mention packing additional items for travel with their portable monitors, including oversize carry-on bags or checked luggage

  • Some users mention concerns with durability or firmware for certain monitor brands

  • A few users express excitement about the potential for folding monitors in the future, but others note these are currently expensive

  • Some users express interest in specific monitor sizes or features like internal batteries and screw holes for camera stands


Here are my notes:

  • Portable displays that you pair with a laptop have become increasingly popular in recent years.
  • Many major monitor manufacturers have at least one portable monitor in their repertoire.
  • Portable monitors are useful for a variety of purposes such as giving presentations, viewing multiple programs at once, gaming, or design work.
  • The widespread adoption of USB Type-C connectivity has been a major factor in the growth of portable displays.
  • Portable monitors no longer need a dedicated AC adapter for power and many have just a single USB-C port that handles all connectivity.
  • There are a variety of different sizes, styles, and paradigms when it comes to portable monitors.
  • Portable monitors range from personal, business, and general-purpose models to panels for artists and gamers.
  • The sweet spot for use with a laptop is between 12 and 17 inches.
  • Most portable displays use a stand consisting of a thin but stiff plastic board that folds up to prop up the monitor. Some portable displays have several grooves, so you can alter the tilt angle.
  • These foldable stands often double as protective covers for the display when it’s not in use.
  • Some portable monitors use a rigid, flat base, containing the ports. The screen is attached via hinges and you can set the screen at any angle you like simply by tilting it.
  • A few designs use the laptop itself as the support, fastening to its back or its side and sliding or swinging out for use.
  • There are a few options when it comes to adjustability, you can manually pivot the monitor or prop it up against a wall or other surface.
  • Most portable monitors can automatically correct the image so it is always right side up, whether you’re in landscape or portrait mode.
  • The webpage provides a list of the best portable monitors for 2023.
  • The list includes recommendations for the best portable monitor for general use, budget portable monitor, budget large-screen portable monitor, portable monitor for creative pros, portable monitor for gaming and media watching, high-refresh-rate portable monitor for esports, portable monitor for casual gamers, portable monitor with touch input, and portable monitor for taller-screen laptops.
  • Each recommendation includes a brief summary, features, pros and cons, and a bottom line.
  • Specific features of the portable monitors are noted, such as color coverage, brightness, contrast ratio, built-in stands, and control options as well as drawbacks such as dull colors, flimsy build, awkward OSD menu navigation, and expense.
  • The overall value for money is


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"Portable monitor recommendation"

  • A user is looking for a portable monitor for work and gaming in different rooms.
  • A bot posted a list of recommended monitors for certain criteria.
  • The bot listed monitors in four categories: 24in 1080p 144hz, 1440p 144hz, ultrawide 1440p 144hz, and 4K.
  • For the 24in 1080p 144hz category, the bot lists three monitors: AOC 24G2, Acer Nitro VG240Y, and Acer Nitro XF243Y.
  • For the 1440p 144hz category, the bot lists three monitors: LG 27GN800-B, LG 27GP850-B, and Dell S2721DGF.
  • For the ultrawide 1440p 144hz category, the bot lists two monitors: MSI OPTIX 341CQR and LG 34GP83-AB.
  • For the 4K category, the bot lists three monitors: ASUS TUF Gaming VG289Q1A, Gigabyte 4K, and LG 27GN950-B.
  • The bot notes on the monitors with Freesync support.
  • The XF243Y enables overclocking up to 165hz.
  • The LG 27GN800-B is IPS and a Reddit favorite mid-range monitor.
  • The LG 27GP850-B and Dell S2721DGF are options for those with extra budget.
  • The ASUS ROG Strix is currently one of the top rated in the 1440p 144hz category.
  • The MSI OPTIX 341CQR is a great budget option for a gaming ultrawide.
  • The Samsung Odyssey G9 can be an option for those with extra budget in the ultrawide category, offering 140hz and 49 inches.
  • The LG 34GP83-AB is one of the favorites on Reddit in the ultrawide category.
  • The ASUS TUF Gaming VG289Q1A is a good entry level 4k gaming monitor with 60hz and Freesync.
  • The Gigabyte 4K and LG 27GN950-B offer 144hz for 4K monitors.
  • The bot reminds readers that it is a bot and that its action was performed automatically.

"Digital Nomads - Portable Monitor Q"

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  • A person on r/digitalnomads is asking for recommendations for a portable monitor for use while traveling and working. They currently use three monitors at home.
  • Several redditors suggested Asus Zenscreen portable monitors, such as the MB16AC and the version with an integrated battery, which costs around $250.
  • Another redditor mentioned the AOC I1659FWUX-USB-Powered Portable Monitor, which they have been happy with.
  • Some redditors suggested using a tablet as a second monitor, with recommendations for used iPads or new/used Android tablets.
  • One redditor suggested the Portable Monitor - 2021 Lepow Z1-Gamut 15.6’’ FHD Laptop Display, which was on sale during Black Friday.
  • Some redditors recommended purchasing a powered USB hub to provide more ports and a triplex outlet adapter for longer layovers.
  • One redditor shared their travel monitor setup, which includes a BenQ 24” GW2480 monitor.
  • Another redditor shared their experience with an Asus Zenscreen with an integrated battery, mentioning its good quality and sleek design.
  • There was a discussion about the limitations of laptop battery life when running multiple monitors and the usefulness of batteries in portable monitors to avoid draining the laptop battery.
  • Some redditors cautioned about the fragility of certain portable monitors and the importance of carrying the monitor and laptop carefully while traveling.
  • One redditor shared their experience using a laptop and a tablet as a second monitor.
  • There was also a discussion about preferred monitor size, resolution, and brightness, with some redditors sharing their own comparison charts to assist with making a decision.
  • Overall, Asus Zenscreen seemed to be a popular recommendation based on its quality and durability.

"Any recommendation for portable monitors?"

  • A Reddit user posted a thread nine months ago asking for recommendations for a portable monitor because their work from home setup is constantly changing and their laptop screen is too small for some tasks.
  • One user replied and recommended the Asus Zenscreen portable monitor, and said it’s slim and easy to set up.
  • Another user asked for recommendations on gear that can help with back positioning.
  • One user suggested using an iPad Pro as a second monitor and shared how it works.
  • Another user suggested choosing between branded portable monitors or a cheaper, unknown brand one.
  • One user shared their experience with an Arzopa 15” portable HD monitor that can be connected with a single USB-C cable, and said that the display quality isn’t that good, but it’s significantly cheaper than branded models.
  • Another user asked about a brand called Espresso Displays, which is expensive.
  • One user suggested using a portable projector instead of a monitor if you travel a lot, and asked for recommendations for one.
  • Another user recommended Espresso portable monitors and gave a link with a discount code.
  • There are links to purchase the Asus Zenscreen and Epreso Displays monitors.
  • One user shared that they use a MacBook with an iPad Pro as a second monitor and shared their positive experience with it.
  • There was a discussion about chairs and one user recommended against using camping chairs for long shifts.
  • Another user suggested using a VR headset and a VR PC.
  • Someone asked about projectors and received a recommendation.


  • The Asus Zenscreen recommendation has 5 karma.
  • The recommendation to use an iPad Pro as a second monitor has 2 karma.
  • The recommendation to go with a branded or unbranded portable monitor has 2 karma.
  • The recommendation for the Arzopa 15” portable HD monitor has 1 karma.
  • The discussion about Espresso Displays has 1 karma.
  • The recommendation for using a portable projector instead has 1 karma.
  • The recommendation for Espresso portable monitors has 1 karma.

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