Best Portable External Monitors

Best Portable External Monitors  – So, if you are frustrated working on the go (even if you have a great travel laptop) then you are in for a treat. I have spent a few hours or looking for the best portable monitors for your laptop to make your life and work on the go oh so much easier. (You’ll love it when you can fit it in your luggage!)

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1.ASUS 15.6″ 1080P

Pros & Cons

If you are using netbook or an ultra-portable notebook, you are bound to have a display which is smaller than your expected viewing size. You usually would opt for the small notebook since it is portable and light.

However, there are times when you need large display while working, especially whilst giving presentations or simply when working with large spreadsheets. The only option is to either connect it to projector or use a desktop monitor. ASUS has provided a solution for the same—gives you the MB168B monitor.

The ASUS MB168B is an ultra-light and thin portable monitor (800g), which you can carry along with you wherever you go. The monitor is very light, portable and can be carried along inside a bundled protective sleeve.

2.Lepow 15.6 Inch

Pros & Cons

Based in Shenzhen, China, Lepow is a global operation with a US presence. A quick look at the Lepow website might give you the impression that it’s a fly-by-night operation—the text on the About page is all Latin “Lorem ipsum” dummy copy, and the Contact Us page includes the address 115 Main Street, Somewhere, USA, and the email address

(The site does contain the disclaimer “For development purposes only.”) Fortunately, Amazon customers give the monitor an average rating of 4.5 stars, and the user guide provides plenty of information including support contact info.


Pros & Cons

Portable monitors are one solution to the conundrum, but devices in its category so far have been dogged by issues such as high input latency, poor viewing angles and washed out displays. Asus is looking to change that with the MB169C+, which follows on from its previous portable monitor, the MB168B+.

The company’s newest offering boasts a 15-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1080) display and uses the newer USB Type-C connectivity standard, rather than USB-A like the MB168B+ – and it’s convenient to boot.

4.AOC e1659Fwu

Pros & Cons

The E1659Fwu sports a shiny black finish and weighs about the same as its predecessor (2.4 pounds), but is slightly thinner at 0.9 inches against the AOC E1649Fwu’s 1.4 inches. The 16-inch (15.6 inches viewable) has a 1,366-by-768 resolution and a shiny anti-glare coating that easily reflects ambient light.

In the new model, AOC installed a set of VESA mounting holes that you can use to hang the monitor on a wall. Or, depending on your usage, you can use the silver stand to prop it up in either landscape or portrait mode. Like the earlier model, the E1659Fwu gets an auto-pivot feature that automatically adjusts the image orientation once the panel is flipped.

5.Gechic 1503H

Pros & Cons

There’s plenty to like about the On-Lap 1503H, but styling isn’t at the top of the list. It has a large black plastic bezel and curved edges. Weighing in at 798g, it’s a little heavier than I expected, making carrying it around with a regular laptop a slight ordeal.

Since it’s a 15.6-inch screen, you might struggle to fit it into some bags. My bag can perfectly accommodate my 14-inch laptop, but add a gigantic portable monitor and it’s a very tight fit.

A stand at the rear provides the capability to place the monitor upright in three positions. It’s a little fiddly and flappy, but once in place with the help of embedded magnets, it feels secure. None of the positions are suitable to leaning the screen back, though, which limits its usefulness.


Best Portable External Monitors – First, I’ll show you what makes a good portable monitor, and then we’ll check out the best ones that are currently available. Whether you use it as your primary monitor or a handy secondary portable monitor is up to you.