I have owned an Asus Portable USB Monitor since 2016. I have traveled the world with it and it is the most important productivity tool I own.
If you’ve ever used dual monitors you know what I’m talking about.
I take this full HD (1920×1080), 15.4 inch screen everywhere I go. It is as thin as a magazine, light as feather, and fits easily in my laptop case. It connects to my laptop via USB (or USB-C) and requires no additional power adapter. The screen quality is excellent and it works in portrait or landscape orientation.
A perfect product.
I’m not kidding about traveling the world with it…
The stand I use
The monitor comes with a case that doubles as a stand. It’s a great case, but a horrible stand. It has a large footprint on the table and only has 2 angle positions.
After much searching, I found the ideal stand that is also compact/lightweight/inexpensive. It is damn near infinitely adjustable and works great with smaller items like a phone or tablet.
Enter the Amazon Basics Adjustable Tablet Stand.
Which Asus Portable Monitor to choose?
The two models to consider both have 1920×1080 resolutions which is ideal for these 15.4 inch screens.
I recommend the latest model which is the Zen Monitor. It has two major improvement over the model I own. One, it works with BOTH USB and USB-C. Two, it has a small hole in the bottom corner that allows you to use a pen as an expedient stand rather than the bulky case.
See below for more info:
- Full HD, works with USB AND USB-C
- This is what I have, only works with standard USB, but is more affordable
- Featherweight and compact
- I travel with two – one for monitor and one for propping up phone on kitchen counter