If you’re going to be in the market for a portable USB monitor, you might want to check out what ASUS brought to the show floor at Computex 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan. The company is known for being adventurous with its product design and that’s precisely how it has been with the ZenScreen. It’s a slick portable monitor with a sick design, what more could you ask for?
The ASUS ZenScreen (model number MB16AC) has a 15.6 inch full HD 1080p resolution IPS display with slim 6.6mm bezels. There’s a metallic chin on the front for good measure and a spin-metal back. The buttons have been made to the chin so that the edges can be kept clean and button-free. There’s just one USB Type-C port at the bottom left side.
All units ship with a pen. The pen serves a novel purpose. If you don’t use the device’s foldable smart case just use it for propping up the monitor. Bear in mind though that the ZenScreen does not have support for stylus input and neither does it have a touchscreen. You won’t get very far by trying to use the pen on the monitor for drawing or taking notes.
ASUS ZenScreen is going to cost $249 and it’s going to be made available in Taiwan soon. ASUS will eventually release this product in additional markets across the globe.