Amazon.sg:Customer reviews: ASUS ZenScreen 15.6" 1080P Portable Monitor (MB16AC) - Full HD, IPS, Eye Care, Foldable Smart Case, Ultra-slim, Lightweight, USB-C Power Delivery, For Laptop, PC, Phone, Console, Black
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If you're sitting on the fence on whether to pay the premium for an ASUS zenscreen or save a few bucks and settle for one of those cheaper OEM alternatives, I'd highly recommend you to just get the ASUS. I too, went for the cheaper ones, and ended up hating the quality and returning them. This model from ASUS works as advertised - build quality is fantastic, screen quality and color are also much better compared to the cheaper OEM models.
In 15 years working as a journalist and documentary filmmaker in some pretty rough places I have never had a single piece of equipment get damaged while traveling. But after just a couple weeks of using this monitor it somehow became internally damaged during a 2 hr flight from Chicago to Dallas while wrapped in the provided protective cover and in a padded laptop sleeve in my carry on bag. I contacted Asus who told me they cannot replace, repair or refund the screen since the warranty does not cover physical damage. To market this monitor as a "travel monitor" is a joke. It's the most fragile piece of equipment I've ever owned, a complete waste of money.
During the couple weeks of use broke it worked OK, although not very bright. There are *far better* and *far cheaper* monitor options out there than this one. The only plus for this monitor is its size and weight, but if it can't survive being carefully tucked in a bag then it's useless. Do not buy it.
I was wasting too much time doing back and forth between documents / windows on my 13-inch screen. I have been using a cable to hook up my laptop to my TV screen, which was OK, but obviously limited.
I wanted a USB Type C monitor, so after some search, I found the ZenScreen. It was plug and play, instantly.
The screen is light, the settings easy to adjust and the picture quality is plenty sufficient for my needs. Personally, I never had issues adjusting brightness, and didn't download any software. As mentioned, my experience was plug and play.
Since my MacBook only has 2 ports, I wanted to plug the screen into my adaptor (Ugreen). Unfortunately, the screen only works when directly connected to the laptop (I only have this adaptor, so I don't know if it will be the same with others). Also, the screen auto-rotation feature doesn't work with a Mac, which is not problematic for me, but could be for others.
The cable connection is on the left side. This is a bit annoying. It would have been nice to have the choice of connecting on either side, or at least having a different cable end so it doesn't stick out so much.
The impact of the screen on the laptop battery is significant: doing regular web searches, using Office apps (Word, Powerpoint, Excel), downloading and reading PDFs, I had a total of 3h40 with the screen VS approximately 8h without it.
Overall, although a bit pricey, I like the screen and it is quite useful for certain type of work. Since it considerably drains my laptop battery, I have to restrict my usage to places where I can charge.
Update: I have hooked up this monitor through a hub with multiple devices and tested it on USB A and C. It works no problem as long as the hub has external power. Without external power it only worked if I switched some of the settings
Original: I ordered this on Friday of a long weekend and it was delivered Tuesday. The monitor comes with a magnetic cover / support and a USB C to C cable with a conventional USB A adapter. I tried it on with my Samsung Galaxy S9 phone and works great, worked immediately. Used it to watch a 1 hour tv show at 50% brightness and used about 40% of my phones battery to run the monitor. I did find out later that my phone does not have enough power output to run it at 100% brightness as it just flickered. I am sure at lower brightness my phone battery will last longer. I used it on my Dell laptop through USB 3.1 with no issues, just plug and play and 100% brightness. I used the adapter to USB A 3 and had to wait for the driver to install, but after that my video card recognized it and had 3 screens total running from my laptop which worked great. The brightness is a bit less than my laptop, but not an issue for work, I posted a couple pictures with word, excel, and PDF viewer extended across all screens to see the brightness and glare difference. One thing is the monitor has a memory so I have to turn brightness down when on the laptop before using with phone as it just flickers on the phone as there is not enough power unless screen brightness is already turned down. The monitor is super light weight and I will be bringing it in my computer bag when I travel.
I am going to do some testing with external power pass through hubs to see if I can keep the great signal through it and also with my phone to see if I can increase the brightness to 100%, I'll post updates when the units come in.
I definitely recommend this, I will post an update on the durability later after a few months as this will see some minor abuse with travelling everyday
I got this to use as an external monitor for my pandemic-related work-from-home life. I have a very small workspace and my company's external monitor was far too large and domineering for such a small space. This sleek little thing from ASUS solved for that.
It's big enough for my use: reducing window switching, able to see apps side by side. I love its size, not so much for portability needs (nobody's going anywhere during the pandemic), but because it saves desk real estate and it can fold away after my work day.
I don't know why other reviewers are saying you can't adjust the brightness -- you definitely can.
The monitor was plug and play for two macbooks I tried it with: Macbook Air Retina 2019 and Macbook Pro 2020.
Hey, I had ordered another brand because it had 4k resolution. However, the quality of screen image was poor in comparison and the screen was double the depth (at least double the depth of this one). This one requires one cable only (no power cable necessary - only usb-c) and the provide stand is really stable. The setup menu is great. Overall, very impressive screen. I recommended it for people on the road!
el monitor no tiene pila ni un adaptador de corriente ya que al solo tener un solo puerto type c si quieres conectarlo con adaptador hdmi no va funcionar por qué la corriente le llega por el mismo puerto, por lo tanto sólo sirve con dispositivos que provean energía por el puerto type c en el Switch no sirve y cuando lo usas con el s8 o s9 la pila del celular es la fuente de poder del monitor por tal motivo se gastara tu pila muchísimo existe la opción del monitor con batería pero sube el precio casi 2mil pesos mas yo lo recomiendo solo para uso profesional en laptop para otros dispositivos no funciona