If you own a Nintendo Switch or Valve Steam Deck and want more screen space without buying a new TV, or want to expand your laptop’s working area, a portable monitor could be the solution.
Portable monitors now rival their full-sized brethren for features, resolution, and speed, and some even come with integrated batteries. But for the most part, batteries won’t be necessary; modern portable monitors can be both powered and take video a video signal in through a single USB-C port.
The 1080p ASUS ZenScreen OLED (13.3-inch or 15.6-inch) is one of the best portable monitors loaded with extra features. Other great options include the Viewsonic 15.6 Inch 1080p Premium portable monitor or the 13.3-inch Asus ZenScreen OLED portable monitor.
If you plan to use these portable monitors for office work, a 13.3-inch display will be sufficient. If you are going to use it for gaming, a 15.6-inch or larger display will be better suited for your needs. If you want to expand your desk, buying a portable monitor can give you the added flexibility of taking it with you when you’re out and about.
No matter which portable monitor you pick, ensure you’re getting the size and resolution that makes the most sense for your use case.