The best portable monitor for mobile phones and laptops

Whether you travel a lot for business or you’re someone who likes to play games on your phone, we have the best portable monitor picks for travelers on the go.

We live in a modern age. Should you carry a phone, tablet, computer, all of them? Each device has a specific purpose, but what happens when you need to have two monitors to keep up your productivity.

This is where portable monitors step in. There are monitors of different sizes, prices, and for different purposes (i.e. gaming or programming). 

Read on to learn about the best portable monitor for your situation.

Best portable monitor for phones and laptops

With the advent of the USB Type C, you don’t have to carry an extra power cord to carry an extra monitor thus changing the travel monitor game.

1. GeChic 1503H

GeChic 1503H

This portable monitor has a 15.6-inch screen and has a Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution. Perfect for travel it is slim and fits easily behind your laptop in your bag. The IPS technology allows you to use this monitor for presentations on the go. Don’t forget to use the headphone jack for a speaker or to keep your actions quite. 

Unfortunately, you need to carry two cables if you want both power and a video signal, a drawback on this monitor. While this monitor claims to be a Gamer’s Choice, some have found buttons to not function and that there is slow response time. 

2. AOC i1601fwux

AOC i1601fwux

This portable monitor has a lot of visual flashes. It is also lightweight and thin. It also has a smart cover that can be used as a foldable stand, which is great for protection and use during presentations. This portable monitor has a 16” screen and HD 1920 x 1080 resolution.

This monitor has a 5-millisecond response time even when gaming or other media. If you are using c# read excel, this is the perfect monitor for you. The connection does, however, only work with a PC.

3. ASUS ZenScreen MB16AC

ASUS ZenScreen MB16AC

Of the models mentioned, this one is the thinnest. This monitor auto-rotates to support both portrait and landscape modes. It also includes a “ZenScreen pen that doesn’t work on the screen but as a way to stand the monitor. A bonus, the ASUS includes a USBC connection and a USB 3.0 Type A. If you have older devices this is a benefit.

The lack of case and stable stand does make it potentially easy to damage. The screen does have video preset modes so you can customize the picture. 

Now that you have an idea of what is available, pick up your favorite device and go looking for the portable monitor that meets your needs.

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Saeed Ashif Ahmed
Saeed Ashif Ahmed is a Blogger who has a keen interest in how emerging technology can help the world become a more just, equitable, and kind place. He enjoys interviewing CEOs of tech startups asking them what they are doing to bring greater opportunity and equity to our society.
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