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How to game on a Portable Touchscreen Monitor

8th March 2021

You might be wondering, why would I want a portable monitor for gaming? Well, portable monitors can offer you both mobility and flexibility when gaming as the lightweight second screen means you don't need to sacrifice gaming when you're not in front of a TV! 

We've been loving the ASUS ZENSCREEN MB16AMT as our portable monitor for a range of reasons, from it's ultra-compact design to gaming features and connectivity options.

In this blog, we will talk you through how to connect this portable monitor to your favourite consoles as well as discussing why its features make it great for gaming on the go. 


Why is the ASUS Zenscreen a great monitor for gaming?


A key reason why this portable monitor is perfect for popping in your bag and taking on the go is due to its ultra-compact design. With a weight of just 0.71kg and it being just 9mm thin, it's the ideal companion for your gaming console or laptop.


It's all good and well having a portable monitor, but without a portable stand to go with it, you might struggle. That's why we were really impressed to find that this ASUS Zenbook comes with a magnetic smart case that also works as a stand! This means not only is it protected from bumps and scratches when on the move, but you also have a portable stand for when you're ready to use it. 



The 15.6'' screen on this gives a sizeable amount of space for such a lightweight and compact accessory, especially when you consider that it's larger than your average tablet and over double the screen size of a Nintendo switch! This means you have a generous sized portable screen to take on the go with you from friends houses to family functions.


This portable monitor has an IPS panel which is great for giving bright colours and sharp contrast, another benefit of the IPS panel is that it has minimal colour distortion even from a range of viewing angles which makes it perfect for multiplayer gaming. 


It's Full HD Display gives pretty sharp visuals on both games and video content, so no matter where you're headed you can be sure you've got sharp quality to hand, it's also packed with a bunch of modes from reading and scenery to gaming mode, which enhances visuals specifically for gaming. 



This monitor has a touch screen, which makes it super easy to access features on screen and it can add a unique element to your gaming experience. 


The ASUS Zenscreen is also a brilliant choice for long gaming sessions as it has both a blue light reducer and flicker-free technology to reduce eye strain and keep you comfortable on long gaming sessions. 


How do I connect a portable monitor to my Gaming Console?


This portable monitor can pair up with your PS5, Xbox Series X or S through it's Mini HDMI to HDMI cable that comes with it in the box. Meaning you need no additional accessories to be able to play the latest games on your next-gen consoles when on the go! 


It also comes with a USB-C cable and has a USB-C port which can be used for both charging and video transmission. This makes it so easy to connect to any USB-C laptop or phone, plus it means you can connect it to your Nintendo switch for double the screen size when out and about.


Don't have a USB-C Laptop? Don't worry! This portable touch monitor comes with a handy adapter so you can adapt any USB type-A port with the driver installed to USB-C.






So there you have it, how to game on a portable monitor and why we think the ASUS Zenscreen Touch MB16AMT is a pretty cool monitor for doing so. We hope you have found this article helpful, feel free to head over to our Box Blogs for more similar content such as '5 ways to stay entertained using your smart speaker' and 'what are the best laptops for 2021'!

If you enjoyed this video and want to find out more about the ASUS Zenscreen Touch, check out our hands-on review of this impressive portable monitor below!




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