Setting a new value, new norm and an extended level of ease of portability, we have collected the latest deals on the best portable monitors for 2021. Based on the alleviation, this portable monitor offers not only the commercial sector, but at home as well, its flexibility is indeed undeniable. If you are a designer, content creator, video editor or a filmmaker, an artist, gamer or even a student, the need for these portable monitors is still glued to you, especially if you want to push yourself away from boring hours of sitting in front of your regular monitors.
As a great source of acceleration of productivity, many of these portable monitor(s) are compatible with, not only PC, MacBook, laptops, smartphones, but also very much capable of becoming your personal console monitor including, monitor for PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Other than this, you can even connect them with a DSLR camera, drone cameras, projectors or any other visual device with HDMI or USB C. Let’s move ahead and check out the sweet spot these portable monitors are giving us.
List of Best Portable Monitors of 2021 (Top Selling)
- Asus ProArt PQ22UC – Best portable monitor for photo editing
- Asus Rog Strix XG17AHPE – Best portable gaming monitor
- G-Story GST156-240 – Best portable monitor for PS4, Xbox One & Nintendo Switch
- Uniway – Best portable monitor for students
- Uperfect – Best external monitor for laptop
- Asus ZenScreen MB16AMT – Best touchscreen portable monitor
- NexiGo DQ20-173 – Best portable gaming monitor 144Hz
- Trio Max – Best slide portable monitor for laptop
- Cocopar Z156UH7A – Best portable USB C monitor
- Xtend Touch XT1610F – Best portable monitor for travelling
- Lenovo ThinkVision M14 – Best portable monitor for home and office
- MSI Optix MAG161V – Best portable monitor for office work
- ViewSonic VG1655 – Best budget portable monitor
Best Portable Monitors of Reviews 2021
1. Asus ProArt PQ22UC – Best portable monitor for editing
21.6 inches OLED display | 3840×2160 resolution | 61Hz refresh rate and 0.1ms response time | Aspect ratio: 16:9 | Mini HDMI 2.0 x1, Display port 1.2 x1(via type C), USB 3.0 Type C x2, HDCP supportive, Audio input/output
- Support PIP $ PBP
- HDR10, HLG & Dolby Vision
- Have detachable stand and is foldable too
- Factory calibrated with exceptional detail
- Need to buy an adaptor to connect game console with it
Creative work requires an un-interrupt flow of dedication, for this your workstation has to be fully equipped with the helpful equipment or devices. Asus ProArt is a great portable monitor for editing with awesome features that can stimulate your creativity to the next level. It is a 4k monitor for editing videos and photos, has up to 61Hz refresh rate and has an incredibly fast response time of 0.1ms. With Delta E<2 industrial leading color accuracy, it has HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) and Dolby Vision, which means there is no option left but the detail and vibrancy is guaranteed.
Asus ProArt PQ22UC is a miniature version of Asus ProArt PA34VC that is a 34 inch curved monitor for video and photo editing. Asus ProArt portable monitor consists of 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 335cd/m2 brightness level, 100% sRGB, 99% DCI-P3 and 99.5% Adobe RGB color gamut. However on further inspection, we found this 4k portable monitor extremely capable to handle any latest calibrating tools, has color accuracy optimization, uniformity compensation and also has an integrated chip on the monitor to save color parameter profiles.
Now concluding, we don’t say this 4k portable monitor is not for gaming, it is, since it has a mini HDMI 2.0, you can buy an adapter in order to connect this with game consoles too. But being a Pre calibrated monitor, it is more likely to be used for editing purposes. Not only this, but its USB-C and the Display port encourages a wide variety of compatible devices, including laptops, tablets, PC and much more.
2. Asus Rog Strix XG17AHPE – Best portable monitor for gaming
17.3 inches FHD IPS display | 1920×1080 resolution | 240Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time | Aspect ratio: 16:9 | Adaptive Sync | Speakers 1W x2 | Mini HDMI 2.0 x1, USB 3.0 Type C x2, HDCP supportive, Audio input/output
- Low frame rate compensation technology
- Good for FPS, Real Time Strategy and Racing
- 3 hours of long battery; good for on the go performance
- Support Quick Charge 3.0 and USB Power Delivery 3.0
- Not found any
Asus Rog Strix is a 240Hz portable monitor for gaming. The fastest and ultra responsive screen, highly recommended for PC and console gaming, including a variety of other jobs to be done, like programming, editing, dual screen for a laptop and to become a productive screen for the commercial sector as well. It is a 1080p portable monitor with Delta E<2 color accuracy, again a very feasible portable monitor for editing. However with the great advantage of Adaptive Sync, this is extremely good for intense gaming, as it reduces latency, has tear free and flicker free performance.
Other than its 240Hz refresh rate, 3ms fast response time and its authenticity for fast paced games, Asus Rog Strix portable gaming monitor has a Trace Free Technology, equipped with Asus GamePlus Modes and Game Visuals so that the gaming remains on its high. The panel is IPS with great view angles, no matter your sitting position, it has 1000:1 contrast ratio, 300 nits brightness level and the screen is 100% sRGB color saturated. Its 7800mah built-in battery enables non stop gaming up to 3.5 hours and also has Quick Charge Technology, thus, gaming remains in your hand no matter what.
Further, we have noticed this as a very thin profile and is extremely light in weight too, which means carrying this 1080p portable monitor is effortless. Now talking about its compatibility, this ultra fast portable gaming monitor goes with any smartphone, Laptop, PC, iPad, cameras and consoles. The way it is engineered, the scope of this portable screen is stretched beyond expectations and we found no drawback other than the missing HDR, which we wouldn’t say as a disappointment at all.
3. G-Story GST156-240 – Best portable monitor for Xbox one, PS4 and Nintendo Switch
15.6 inches FHD IPS display | 1920×1080 resolution | 240Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time | Aspect ratio: 16:9 | FreeSync & G-Sync compatible | Speakers 1W x2 | Mini HDMI 2.0 x1, USB 3.0 Type C x2, Micro USB x1, HDCP supportive, Audio input/output
- Extreme Low Motion Blur
- Satisfactory ergonomics
- Can be charged with a power bank
- Good for game consoles
- No HDR
- Speakers are inaudible
If you want a more compact design, try this out. The 15.6 inch portable gaming monitor by G-Story, an incredibly fast monitor for gaming and multitasking. G-Story has always been in the list for the best portable monitors every year, this specific model has nailed it this time and holds our attention for good. Nevertheless, together with gaming, this portable dual screen for laptop has pretty good response for office use and is capable of bringing out the skills for presentation with great clarity and responsiveness.
Moreover, G-Story portable monitor for gaming has a super fast 240Hz refresh rate within 3ms response time. It has an impressive 350nits brightness level with 1200:1contrast ratio and has 99% sRGB color gamut. Introduces vivid and sharp colors with great clarity and ambience. Though, regardless of the presence of HDR, being said by the manufacturer, we have not tasted the HDR content on this monitor so far. The good thing is,that this portable gaming monitor is compatible with G-Sync as well as FreeSync, which ensures smear free, tear free and stutter free gaming performance each time.
Summing up, G-Story has fortunately been packed with game essential features including Game Plus Modes if we forgot to mention that. You are getting everything under this model in order to complete intense gaming sessions, loads of work at the office and much more. Back to its compatibility, this monitor can work with Xbox One, Xbox One S & X, PS4, PS4 Pro, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Raspberry Pi, and Laptops, PC, MacBook, iPad, Tablet, Smartphones and cameras.
4. Uniway – Best portable monitor for work
15.6 inches UHD IPS touchscreen display | 3840×2160 resolution | 60Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time | Aspect ratio: 16:9 | FreeSync compatible | Speakers 2W x2 | Mini HDMI 2.0 x1, USB 3.0 Type C x2, Audio input/output
- 10 point capacitive touch
- Gravity sensor automatic rotation
- More likely to be used at office
- Slim and attractive profile
- Mediocre HDR
- For flicker less performance you have to low down the graphic settings
When you have a bulk of presentations to conduct and you have too many tabs opened on your laptop, a dual screen here can do wonders and bring the flow of work in a buttery pattern. Uniway is a 4k touchscreen portable monitor for laptop, we got impressed with the features and its responsiveness towards it. It can be used for gaming, multitasking and can deal with loads of work at the office too. It is a FreeSync portable monitor, no matter what type of usage is, it brings tear free and smooth performance.
Uniway touchscreen 4k portable monitor delivers 60Hz refresh rate and has 3ms response time. It contains 72% NTSC and 100% sRGB color saturation. It has 300cd/m2 brightness level, 1000:1 contrast ratio along with 16:7 million colors. Which are displayed vividly and the clarity is indeed very appealing to the user. You are getting every detail and all the fillings are super attractive, it doesn’t matter what you are watching and for where you are watching. Besides, the 10 capacitive touch points are very responsive and save the user from low input lag.
Moving ahead, the compatibility of this 4k monitor is again exceptional. Whether you are connecting your laptop, PC, Xbox One, PS4, projectors, smartphones, Mac or any other device with Type C or HDMI, this monitor will change the way you were using those devices in real terms and enhance the pleasure you haven’t got before. Although you have to make sure the type C of the host device is fully functional, otherwise you will have to compromise over the touch function.
5. Uperfect – Best portable monitor for laptops
15.6 inches FHD IPS touchscreen display | 1920×1080 resolution | 60Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time | Aspect ratio: 16:9 | FreeSync compatible | Speakers 2W x2 | Mini HDMI 2.0 x1, USB 3.0 Type C x2, Audio input/output
- 10 point capacitive touch
- Gravity sensor automatic rotation
- Great view angles
- Travel friendly
- No cover case
- Ergonomics need improvement
- Dim screen
Who doesn’t know Uperfact, this brand has been manufacturing portable monitors for a very long time. It wouldn’t be a justice if we leave this behind. Uperfact portable monitors have always been very capable to handle games, but this model is more possessive in terms of laptops and smartphones. It is a 1080p touchscreen portable monitor so you can see this 1080p resolution is somehow not too demanding for gaming on PC nor on console. But that doesn’t mean you can’t play games on it, it does and in a very decent way.
On testing, we found out this is a touchscreen portable monitor, whereas, for this function you must need fully functional USB 3.0, both on game console and smartphones. It has 250cd/m2 brightness and 800:1 contrast ratio, which might not be a great thing but still for this size of screen this ratio is enough. Then it has a 60Hz refresh rate with 3ms fast response time, further this portable screen consists of 72% sRGB color gamut. It is 0.16 inch slim profile and is extremely light in weight, enabling the user to carry anywhere without feeling its presence in the backpack.
Now talking about its compatibility, as we have said this portable monitor can serve greatly to laptops, it has a wide variety of laptop brands under its hood. Laptops, MacBook Pro, MacBoo Air, MateBook MagicBook, ZenBook, Asus Rog Series, HP Omen, HP EliteBook, Lenovo IdeaPad, Legion, Dell Inspiron, Surface Book, ChromeBook and so many others, can work with it. The smartphones include Samsung, Huawei, LG, Oppo, Soney and more. It can also work fine with game consoles, like, PS4, Xbox One, S/X, Raspberry Pi etc.
6. Asus ZenScreen MB16AMT – Best portable touchscreen monitor
15.6 inches FHD IPS touchscreen display | 1920×1080 resolution | 60Hz refresh rate and 5ms response time | Aspect ratio: 16:9 | Speakers 1W x2 | Micro HDMI 2.0 x1, USB 3.0 Type C x1, HDCP supportive, Audio input/output
- Foldable smart case
- Hole for a pen
- 10 capacitive touch points
- Auto screen orientation
- Poor speakers
- No HDR
- No adaptive sync
When switching between multiple tabs becomes a headache and results in more time to do your work, Asus Zenscreen touchscreen portable monitor can do a much better job with great flexibility and creativeness. Whether it’s about gaming or having presentations, this dual screen for laptop gives undoubtedly great privilege to its user. It is very simple looking yet attractive, thin and light in weight, as a result of which carrying this portable monitor becomes so much easier. Moreover, with plug and play property, it doesn’t require drivers to be installed nor requires any complicated setups.
It is a 15.6 inch wide full HD IPS display with great view angles, has 10 touch points that is extremely responsive, enables the user to make rapid commands and moves like a pro. Switching between the tabs becomes not only easy but your work can be done in minimal time. This touchscreen portable monitor contains 250cd/m2 brightness, 700:1 contrast ratio, and has Flicker free technology. The 7800mah built-in battery allows 6 hours of continuity; if you want to travel with this, this monitor accommodates you nicely.
In addition, the monitor can sense the alignment of the host device and rotate the content itself accordingly. It is featured with portrait and landscape mode together with eye care mode which means creativity along with the comfort. There is Asus Zenscreen App, through which you can bring your phone on the monitor screen with full control, shuffling documents, videos and photos and getting into the eternal phone memory. It is compatible with Windows, Chrome OS, Macbook, Linux, Android phones, game consoles and many more.
7. NexiGo DQ20-173 – Best 144Hz portable monitor
17.3 inches FHD IPS touchscreen display | 1920×1080 resolution | 144Hz refresh rate and 4ms response time | Aspect ratio: 16:9 | Speakers 1W x2 | Micro HDMI 2.0 x1, USB 3.0 Type C x1, HDCP supportive, Audio input/output
- Copy, extend or dual screen supportive
- Flicker free performance
- Gaming, streaming & office work
- Vivid colors
- No built-in battery
NexiGo 144Hz portable monitor reduces the incompetencies of a workplace by creating the flexibility to present your efforts to your bosses or colleagues. Sharing screens or showing your profiles on this dual screen become more easy, with style and decency too. Watching videos on YouTube, streaming, gaming, copying the laptop screen, splitting or managing loads of work in one go by NexiGo brings more entertainment to you.
It is a 17.3 inch IPS monitor again with wide view angles, it has 144Hz refresh rate within 4ms response time on a 1080p resolution. If you want to play games, this would be a nice screen with this refresh rate. It is flicker free supportive and also contains blue light filters, thus making it capable of use for hours without eye strain. It has 300cd/m2 brightness, 1000:1 contrast ratio and has 72% sRGB color gamut. However, it does not have a built-in battery, therefore, we wouldn’t recommend this for on the go or traveling.
Whereas, talking about the compatibility, any device or laptop with HDMI or Type C port can be connected with it. Including the latest game consoles like PS4 Pro, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox One X & S, Nintendo Switch, Raspberry Pi, and smartphones, cameras, projectors, drones etc. in short, whatever the device you own, if having suitable ports, then it will do the job.
8. Trio Max – Best dual screen for laptop
14 inches FHD IPS display | 1920×1080 resolution | 60Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time | Aspect ratio: 16:9 | USB Type C DP (charging port), Audio input/output
- Interchangeable USB Type C port
- Backcharging port
- Support dual screen to triple screen setup
- 270 degrees rotatable along with pivot, landscape and kickstand
- Touch sensitive buttons for quick brightness and color temperature adjustment
- Less likely to use for tablets
- Magnetic adhesives are lanky
Here we are not talking about any ordinary setup, but a clear dual to upto triple screen laptop setup for trading, graphic, animating, 3D modeling, editing photos & videos and all those works which need your sheer concentration to eliminate any chance of error by any means. Trio Max by Mobile Pixels are one of those portable monitors which if brought into the workplace can do wonders especially when you need very uncommon results on your table.
It is a double side sliding portable monitor which can be slid in from left or right of your laptop screen to make a dual screen workstation. It is a 14 inch IPS display with 1080p resolution, though having no adaptive sync, yet it delivers quality images each time. It is very popular under professional niches, a great source to relate trading graphs, charts or comparing shares and profits from one site to another. The most beneficial feature is you can bring out your own workstation fully, totally regardless of the place you are sitting, even if it’s a coffee shop or a peer cabin.
It has 300 nits brightness level which along with eye care mode and color temperature can be adjusted by touch sensitive buttons situated on its front. It is fully a USB portable monitor, which means any port other than USB type C on the host device will require driver installation, however we don’t say it to be a deal breaker. It makes your overall laptop setup a bit heavy, which is expected and nothing unusual. Nevertheless, 15 inch to 17 inch laptops are the most suitable size to use with it. Moving towards its compatibility, this USB portable monitor can work with Mac, Windows, Chrome, Linus, Android and game consoles too.
9. Cocopar Z156UH7A – Best USB powered monitor
15.6 inches UHD IPS display | 3840×2160 resolution | 60Hz refresh rate and 5ms response time | Aspect ratio: 16:9 | FreeSync compatible | Speakers 2W x2 | HDMI 2.0 x1, thunderbolt 3.0, USB (3.0 & 3.1) Type C x3, Mini DP, PD, Audio input/output
- Support Vesa mount
- Portrait and landscape
- Screen protector and screen case
- Compatible with wide range of devices
- Poor speakers
When you are not sure about what purpose you really require a portable monitor because there is not just one device to host nor you fixed your aim, then the monitor you buy must be compatible with a number of devices. For this, Cocopar 15.6 inch USB type C portable monitor suffices better in order to handle a wide range of devices in every situation. Whether it’s about entertainment in terms of streaming, gaming or watching movies, or you have to bring this at the office to connect this monitor with your laptop, make presentations or want to handle loads of work, Cocopar is capable of managing all.
Though this model by Cocopar is not the slimmest of all but has a frameless design of 3mm and is very light in weight and the overall profile is quite thin, a very suitable to put this into the backpack with ease. It is a 4k portable monitor with HDR10 support, so if you plan to touch some editing work or dealing with color shifts, then it can do much better in this regard as well. It has 300cd/m2 brightness, 800:1 contrast ratio and has 72% NTSC color gamut.
Besides Cocopar also having Flicker free Technology and is FreeSync compatible, which means you can play smear free gaming. It iis dealing with a variety of devices, it is plug and play feature without drivers to be installed until your host device has the right port to welcome this. Connect your smartphone and let it show your clicks and shoots from the last party to your friend. Then it is consistent with your laptop, Macbook, Chromebook, iPad, tablet. Moreover, the games console this 4k portable monitor includes, Xbox One, PS4, PS4 Pro, PS5, Nintendo Switch etc.
10. Xtend Touch XT1610F – Best portable monitor for Samsung Dex
15.6 inches FHD IPS touchscreen display | 1920×1080 resolution | 60Hz refresh rate and 4ms response time | Aspect ratio: 16:9 | Speakers 1W x4 8Ω | Micro HDMI 2.0 x1, USB 3.0 Type C x1, OTG port, HDCP supportive, Audio input/output
- 4 stereo surround sound speakers
- OTG supportive
- Great for Samsung Dex
- 10 point capacitive touch
- Touch is not supportive to consoles and MacOS
Xtend Touch portable monitor is good for music enthusiasts, Youtubers, bloggers, Vloggers, etc. it is a FHD touchscreen portable monitor suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. If you need an extra screen for your laptop, phone or Mac in order to accelerate your workflow, this could be a great duo for you. It is paced with all the suitable features to compete RTS or FPS games too, only if you want to play on 1080p with 60Hz refresh rate. Watch your favorite videos on Youtube or stream Netflix all day long, this will render great results with nice colors and bright eye capturing visuals.
The best part is, it supports Samsung Dex and has OTG port, so that the user can bring out the creative side of his mind anywhere in any environment. If you are travelling in a bus, or waiting for your business partners to arrive for a meeting, don’t waste your time, but make your own work environment with a cup of coffee. This touchscreen portable monitor contains 300 nits brightness, 800:1 contrast ratio, 75% DCI-P3 and 72% NTSC color saturation, which means you are getting the true colors on your screen, just the way it has to be produced.
Another great fact is, it consists of a 10,800mah built-in battery that pushes your work time up to 6 hours, so you don’t have to rely on the power supply all the time. Moreover, it is indeed the best combat for travellers, a nice privilege for those who don’t want to waste their time but make every moment useful. It works with Linux, Windows, Chrome, Android, Raspbian etc.
11. Lenovo ThinkVision M14 – Best portable monitor for multitasking
14 inches FHD IPS display | 1920×1080 resolution | 60Hz refresh rate and 6ms response time | Aspect ratio: 16:9 | USB Type C x2
- Adjustable footprint along with tilt
- Advanced low blue light feature
- Kingston lock slot
- Nice ergonomics
- Low response time
- Works only with Type C to USB Type C devices
- No speakers
Now here we have Lenovo ThinkVision one of the best USB C portable monitors, a great companion at school or office which is eventually a nice extra screen at home as well. Although, the major let down from this piece is being able to handle only USB Type C devices fully, not to forget that it’s very unlikely to be used for gaming as well. Whereas, if you plan to make presentations and in a dire need to overcome the problem of switching tabs so many times, then this extra screen for laptop is way better than anything.
Lenovo ThinkVision is also a great pick for students, like in a situation to share plans and showing off your assignments, dealing with real time data or presenting your efforts to your colleagues. This 14 inch portable monitor contains 1080p resolution, 60Hz refresh rate, 6ms low response time (the big no for gaming), 300 nits brightness level, 700:1 contrast ratio and 72% NTSC color saturation. It has a compact size, thin enough to hardly notice among the books, light and a very decent looking profile. There is a brightness adjuster and also has a low blue light button.
Looking at its ergonomics, they are very satisfactory. One is for the good view angles due to IPS, other is it has height adjustment feature to align with the connected laptop to get a better angle other one is the foot of the monitor which is capable to tilt. Beides all, this is clearly a USB C supportive device unless you need an adapter. It doesn’t work with Microsoft surface and is unlikely to be used for game consoles too. Therefore, if your host device has fully featured USB Type C, then only buy this otherwise it would be a great loss.
12. MSI Optix MAG161V – Best portable monitor for office use
15.6 inches FHD IPS display | 1920×1080 resolution | 60Hz refresh rate and 25ms response time | Aspect ratio: 16:9 | Speakers 1W x2 | Micro HDMI 2.0 x1, USB 3.0 Type C x2, HDCP supportive, Audio input/output
- A decent looking and simplest version
- Slim and light in weight
- Good for smartphones, laptop, PC
- Terrible response time
- Not for gaming
- Color coverage is not great
- Low brightness level
To be very straight, the major reason for MSI Optix MAG161V among the best portable monitors is its durability and hardware quality, yet it is not a very good monitor for gaming. Though, it is capable of accommodating the user at office, home and school equally. If you need simply an extended laptop screen just to boost the productivity level or perhaps you need to play casual gaming (not high end games) then this could be your pick. However, let me warn you this is nowhere near to the original MSI Optix gaming monitors who have always been counted among the most competitive gaming monitors.
MSI Optix portable monitor is a 15.6 inch screen built on IPS display, has 1080p resolution and 60Hz refresh rate. It has 25ms GTG response time which is a great obstacle for gaming and the missing adaptive Sync cuts off the opportunity to play tear free gaming. The things which make this unideal for outdoor use is, it’s 180cd/m2 low brightness level, though having 700:1 contrast ratio. The color gamut is not satisfactory and leaves out the possibility to use this portable monitor for editing videos and photos, as you can see it owns 6-bit color depth with 65% sRGB, 49% NTSC, 48% DCI-P3 and 49% Adobe RGB color gamut.
Now then whom this portable monitor suits? The answer to this question is not a rockit science, any device with USB Type C or HDMI port can work fine with it. Including PC, MacBook, Laptop, game consoles, cameras, projectors, smartphones etc, as it does support Windows, Chrome, Linux, Mac, Android. Despite it, the quality of the content is not so appealing but can do most of your work fine. Therefore, an office worker or a student with a pile of homework could be happy with this extended screen for a laptop.
13. ViewSonic VG1655 – best affordable portable monitor
15.6 inches FHD IPS display | 1920×1080 resolution | 60Hz refresh rate and 6ms response time | Aspect ratio: 16:9 | Speakers 1W x2 | Micro HDMI 1.4 x1, USB 3.2 Type C x2, HDCP supportive, Audio input/output
- A good way to work remotely
- Ultralight and thin
- Tiltable feature allows flexible view angles
- Portrait and landscape mode
- Dull colors
- Cant handle high end graphic games
In a very defined mode of affordability, ViewSonic has nailed its potential for people who are seeking just an extra screen for their laptops and are less concerned about the quality visuals though. It is a portable monitor under 200 dollars, about which you must keep in mind that you will be getting what you have paid for. In case you aim to connect this portable monitor with your desktop and expect to get the most powerful and crisp detail for high end PC games, then that would be clearly an overestimation.
However, this does support console gaming and even let you play casual PC games, so in a way it is good for less demanding games. Whereas talking about its features, it is a 15.6 inch display screen with thin bezel based on an IPS display, having 1080p resolution, 60Hz refresh rate and 6ms response time. It supports a 250cd/m2 brightness level, with which we are not much impressed though. Nonetheless, it has an 800:1 contrast ratio and 45% NTSC and 64% sRGB color gamut.
Furthermore, ViewSonic VG1655 contains Flicker free technology and has low blue light filters, hence if you are or your kid is spending too much time on this monitor, regardless of the hours of using it wouldn’t cause eye strain. Whereas the compatibility varies, since it has a mini HDMI and consists of dual USB type C ports, it welcomes your PC/desktop, Laptop, MacBook, Microsoft surface, ChromeBook, Tablet, iPads and smartphones too. You can connect your Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and Raspberry Pi as well.
How to buy the portable monitor? (Buyers Guide)
Getting the right portable monitor for your host device is a bit complicated procedure but off course not an impossible thing to do. The above mentioned list of best portable monitors are tested fully with different models of laptops and smartphones, but testing with every brand and type is indeed out of context or we should say it is not necessary the device you have must go finely with each of these. Therefore, the right port or connectivity is the only way to check your device compatibility. We are definitely going to put some light on these specific scenarios but before that let us enlighten you about the possible ways of using the portable monitor and how they are a source of accumulated outcomes.
Where does the portable monitor fit in my everyday life?
If you dip your head into the hole of an analyst profession or a researcher, you would be able to find out how intricate his profession really is. You always need your laptop by your side, even until you go for bed the last thing is to jump from one website to another to get information and to jot it down. Similar occurs to the traders whose whole life and especially their living depends on the trading index, cryptocurrencies and revolves around blockchains. These people are in need of a dual screen for laptop or relying other than just your phone or PC is highly important.
Portable monitors in this matter are the most convenient choice to make. It generates possibilities of comparisons with ease, extending the content or to duplicate. Everything from anywhere on the spot to get the most of the results in minimum time. Moreover, for an employee, sharing a screen is extremely crucial or more precisely the presentations are made easily. In short, portable monitors have changed the way of thinking and the way of conducting every task.
You can’t be creative with limited resources in terms of freedom, the more you have flex in your behaviour and life the better you can think over the possibilities. Likewise, an artist, a musician, bloggar, designer, painter or a story teller could never be workable if they depend on the fixation of their own philosophy. And what if being the one, you got a thrilling idea, would you scribble it on a piece of paper or pull out your laptop of 5 pounds weight?
If you are an innovative thinker, trust me even if you are ok with your notebook at a coffee shop or prefer to jot it down on a piece of paper, still the method would be inadequate for your incoming thoughts. Nor a heavy laptop could fix your needs. Hence, there needs to be something instant, like a portable monitor that could be connected to your smartphone and let you shuffle your videos, photos and documents at the very moment.
Being an artist, showing your paintings to your friends or peers is always a condition since you can’t carry them with you anywhere you pay a visit. But taking pictures and saving them on your phone is exactly what we all do, however, giving your phone to everyone seems a bit awkward. In this situation a portable monitor allows you to let the one see only what you want them to without touching your phone.
One or two laptops on a table of your cafeteria could be very difficult to let the knowledge pass to a group of more than three people at a time. Making discussion, learning the things you have missed in a lecture want an extra screen to bring the ease. In the same way, assignments, projects, research etc. all have to be convenient and socially fruitful at all cost. A portable monitor makes the life of a student ingenious, it helps to create a nice bond with classmates, make things easy to learn, bring more opportunity to delve on and extend the limit of virtuality.
The scope of entertainment is so stretched that we can’t stop anytime soon on the possibilities the portable monitor could bring. From gaming to streaming, to watching movies, to reading an eBook, there it has vast benefits associated with it. Perhaps not everyone seems much comfortable to watch or play games on desktop or laptops and phones are certainly too small to get the precision, but a portable monitor provides more comfy, detail and a wide screen with ease.
For commercial use
Portable monitors are now more widely coming into use in the commercial sector. The inspection of the operations of big plants, fields and machines are being conducted through drone cameras and viewed on the portable monitors. It helps alot to monitor projects or assignments and to demonstrate the ideas or methods to the team members. This extended screen has changed the method of analysis, teaching and way of executing a particular job.
Features to look for, in the best portable monitor you are about to buy
Connectivity options/ ports
Based on the variation of using a portable monitor, you either have to define first the purpose and for what device you are going to connect it, or simply you want to buy a portable monitor for a number of devices that are at your disposal. If later is the case, then you have to focus on both USB Type C (fully supported, i.e; video & power) and HDMI port.
In case of using a portable monitor with PC/desktop/ laptop: You have to have check the ports available to your laptop or PC, if it has USB Type C; then make sure it supports power and display both (called fully featured USB). if it does have this property, then any fully featured USB C portable monitor can work with it, which is known as a plug and play situation. However, in an opposite case, that is; having a USB C which does not support display protocol, then you have to install drivers. Similarly, in case of having USB A port, again you have to install drivers.
However, having an HDMI port in your PC or laptop is also a win or win condition for you, as HDMI wouldn’t require you to install any drivers.
As for Macbook or Chromebook, they also have a USB Type C port which supports display protocol, thus a USB C portable monitor will work fine with it.
In case of using a portable monitor with game consoles: For Xbox One, PS4 and PS4 Pro, a monitor with HDMI will work fine, in case having only USB C is also workable. In short for every latest or older device, USB C is the safest connecting option without putting yourself into complexities.
- If we try to wrap every portable monitor of each of the brands existing in the market today and its connectivity options and its compatibility with each of the host devices, then we will obviously fail. The reason behind is each and every one of them works differently with different devices. For example, a 4k portable monitor might not render 4k gaming with either HDMI or USB C port, a 2k portable monitor might render the same resolution with one of them but not with the other port.Therefore getting into the debate for the quality of a 4k monitor is something we can’t point out. The quality of the visuals you are getting on your screen is simply undefined until you really check them with your existing system.
- Keep in mind, having a powerful PC with the most finest resolution and graphics card, does not necessarily give you the same visuals, same response time and same frame rates on your portable monitor. An external display or a dual screen has always been a handy way to extend the display in a flexible way and nothing in terms of quality side. But expecting to get the same quality from a 4k portable monitor with a 4k GPU in the system, is an overestimation.
- In case you are planning to get a touchscreen portable monitor, you will still face glitches. Which means a touchscreen portable monitor can work with a laptop or PC but might not workable with ChromeBook or Microsoft Surface Pro. It wouldn’t either work with game consoles. Therefore, if you really meant to opt for a touchscreen, then make sure you are getting it for the suitable device which not only has the compatible ports but that portable monitor also gives this feature to the device.
Solution: The only way to avoid these circumstances before making your purchase is to get into the menaul and read it thoroughly. These are available on the company’s website, or the seller’s. Checkout the compatibility and connectivity sections. If you still remain indecisive, then contact the company, you are even more than welcome to contact us with your interest and the specification of your host device.
Type of Panel:
Without pulling your legs into complications, we suggest you go for only IPS panels. These are great for expensive view angles, that is off course would be your priority as well if you are more concerned about your flexible yet comfortable workflow. Plus, for editing or doing some graphics work, IPS is still much better than VA and TN panels.
Gaming on a portable monitor has less or no control over the response time we tell you. But it doesn’t mean you can rule this out fully, but you can get a monitor with response time under 8ms as a safest benchmark for gaming. Although if you are planning to get a portable monitor for work, like, documentation, streaming, or for office work, then response time could be anything but not lower than 10ms.
Resolution: It is a matter of preference and the system consists of the host device. Whereas for editing purposes, like graphic designing, animation or generating a profile for a good, we suggest a 4k portable monitor, but again, the complete information of both the devices are must to get true 4k content.
Ergonomics: Dual screen for laptop aka portable monitor for laptop has to be able to tilt if not having height adjustment. If it has VESA compatibility, then you are all set. The better the ergonomics the more it puts comfort and flexibility, so does the result at the end too.
The size of the screen also matters, the bigger the screen the better rule, is not always true but this decision is based more on your need and its portability. Which means, it has to be light in weight so that traveling with an extra screen requires not much of your efforts.
Wrapping it up, dual screen or extended screen for laptop may seem ordinary to the ears, but to be very honest, a portable monitor has changed the way of conducting jobs specially computer intensive tasks. If you are getting a right portable monitor for your system, then you certainly going to enjoy those heavy perks attached to it. It is not only very helpful to increase the results in less efforts and time but is extremely capable to enhance the joy and the comfort for gaming or entertainment.