ASUS ZenScreen Touch MB16AMT Portable Monitor Review | A Touch Screen at Its Best

When I recently purchased a new phone, one of the first things I knew I had to take care of was getting a properly sized portable monitor that would work with it and I ended up choosing Zenscreen Touch mb16amt because of its great features.

This ASUS ZenScreen Touch MB16AMT Portable Monitor review shares my experience of using this monitor that has exceeded all my expectations. I will be discussing its main features, pros and cons, benefits, and many more.

Asus Portable Monitor

ASUS PB278Q 27”


1920 x 1080 pixels

Screen Size

15.6 inches

Refresh Rate

60 Hz

Panel Type


Zenscreen Touch Mb16amt Weight

‎1.98 pounds



Connection Types


Extra Technologies

Comes with a Foldable Smart Case, eye care technology, it is a touch screen, has a Built-in Battery plus 2 speakers

It is a Portable Monitor

Portable monitors have been around for quite some time and are gaining popularity especially for people who travel a lot. Early portables monitors were clunky and very bulky and most of them were meant to be used usually in workplaces and rarely in households.

But later, portable monitor manufacturers learned how to make the product more compact and easier to carry around. ASUS Zenscreen touch screen monitor (see here how it compares to Asus mb168b) is compact and lightweight which makes it ideal to carry from one place to the other. I love how thin it is. It fits in my backpack or laptop bag comfortably without taking too much space.

Images Look Crisp and Clear with Zenscreen Touch Mb16amt

It is a portable monitor with a higher resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels which makes images look more crisp and clear. Resolution is one of the most vital aspects of any monitor mainly because it determines how good you will see images or videos or what you are working on.

A Full HD Monitor, it will make watching movies or gaming experience better.

Asus portable monitor with a phone connected to it

Provides a Large Screen Estate for your Mobile Devices

This monitor is definitely not your average one. It allows users to connect it with their notebooks, tablets, android phones.

If you use your laptop while working in the office or while traveling, there are times when it can be nice to have a second screen available for reference or even word processing.

Or perhaps you want to keep several windows open at once but don’t necessarily need them side by side. Use Zenscreen touch mb16amt as your secondary display if you want extra screen space.

ASUS Brand

ASUS is an award-winning, world-class manufacturer of computer hardware products. It has grown from a single small town in Taiwan with only thirty-eight workers to an international company with more than 35,000 employees around the world.

Their products are sold all over the world and are known for their innovation, reliability, and high-quality design.

Its products include notebooks, monitors (see best monitors here), projectors, motherboards, graphics cards, networking devices, and mobile phones. 

It is A Touchscreen Monitor

ASUS did a great job in designing the AUS Zenscreen touch mb16amt.  It has been configured to accept touches from a user's fingers as opposed to using a mouse or any other physical contacting device.

This type of display allows fast access to information, quicker edits both during and after production, etc.

The touchscreen works great whether you’re using Windows 10 or macOS Sierra. While there are some quirks with Windows 10, ASUS offers a lot of calibration options to get things right. For example, there are different profiles for calibrating it for graphics, photo editing, comfort view, etc.

Asus portable monitor with a hand on it

Comes with Various Connectivity Ports

One of the most important things to consider while buying a monitor is if it has all the connectivity ports that you need such as micro HDMI for connecting to your android phone, and USB C for connecting your devices such as Nintendo Switch, Play Station, IOS devices, plus charging them. You will get a USB C cable plus HDMI cable for connecting your devices.

Micro HDMI

The Micro HDMI port works with portable equipment like the iPad, iPhone 4/4S, HD digital cameras, HD camcorders, Macs, and other micro HDMI compatible devices. The cable supports 720p and 1080p full high definition and delivers great picture and sound quality while minimizing interference and distortion.

The USB cable is small and has a lightweight build making it easy to take on the go, and your trip a great success the second you arrive.


ASUS Zenscreen touch mb16amt provides USB Type C connections. USB-C is a small, connector developed by the USB Implementers Forum (USB IF) that allows for faster charging and data transfer, especially when paired with USB 3.1 devices.

USB C Cable

With its cable, you will be able to connect your computer and other devices to this ASUS Zenscreen Touch mb16amt IPS display to increase your productivity or have video chats while working from home or on the road.

Asus portable monitor with two kids in front

Built-in Battery

ASUS Zenscreen Touch mb16amt portable display comes with a battery that lasts up to four hours. Firstly, it allows you to move around outdoors with your lightweight portable monitor without having to worry about charging it.

The built-in battery is one of the most useful features of this monitor. Its good battery life allows you to take your monitor with you wherever you go, without having to worry about plugging it into a power outlet. This feature is especially convenient for clinics that need to confirm results at different clinics located within far-flung cities or towns.

It comes with Good Gaming Features

Built with gamers in mind, ASUS Zenscreen Touch mb16amt comes with great gaming features such as a high refresh rate, great resolution, vibrant colors, and more.

High Refresh Rate

The refresh rate shows how many times per second the picture inside your monitor is refreshed to show the latest activity. For gaming, 60 Hz is a good refresh rate and images will look smoother and sharper to your eyes due to a faster update rate that improves your experience.

Its Eye Care technology of blue light filter and flicker-free backlight minimizes eye strain for a more comfortable viewing experience.

Asus portable monitor with two people in the nature as a background

Has Built-in Speakers

With the ASUS Zenscreen Touch monitor, you do not need external speakers since it comes with its own two integrated speakers.

Built-in speakers are great for a few reasons. First of all, it really makes the monitor stand out from the rest. Second, built-in speakers eliminate the need to attach external speakers when traveling or going to a client’s location. It really is a great feature and a must for a professional setup.

It is an IPS Panel

There are three types of LCD panels currently on the market: TN, VA, and IPS. Each has its own unique characteristics that determine how suitable it is for certain applications.

Usually, IPS are widely considered to be the best overall choice among the three due to their superior features and this makes them ideal for photo or video editing, gaming, or even for business.

With IPS technology for this ASUS Zenscreen Touch mb16amt, your computer display comes with wider viewing angles, outstanding color accuracy and screen consistency, faster response times, and better color/contrast than many VA and TN panels.

ASUS logo

Is Asus ZenScreen good?

Yes, I can recommend it to anybody who loves to travel, a gamer, a business person, or even a video editor.

After a few weeks of using ZenScreen portable monitor, I can confidently say that it is worth its price. There are many good monitors in the world but the ZenScreen comes with something additional that other monitors don't have - portability. You can move it around wherever you need it.

It's compatible with computers running on different operating systems. Plus, it can tuck away in a bag pocket for easy traveling whenever you go on a business trip or a vacation.

It also comes with an HDMI cable USB C cable and ports for connectivity to various devices plus its audio quality is good.

Is Asus Zenscreen Go Touchscreen?

Yes, it is a computer touchscreen that allows direct manipulation of objects on its screen using fingers, stylus pen, tapping, or pressing on the screen.

Are Portable External Monitors Worth It?

Yes, portable external monitors are worth it. They allow you to work comfortably on the go, make video chatting easier, and integrate with many devices.

If portability is very important to you, then getting a small computer monitor like this will be worth it. This will save you the hassle of setting up another monitor each time you go to a different location. On the other hand, if your needs are less frequent, you can save money by purchasing a larger screen and using it for your everyday computing needs.

Is Asus Portable Monitor Compatible with iPhone?

Yes, I have tested this out and it works great with iPhone.

The ZenScreen monitor is compatible with Android and IOS devices, such as iPhone and iPad. But the most important thing that you need to remember is that your iPhone or iPad needs to be plugged into the Asus monitor with a micro HDMI cable in order for this connection to work.

It can be connected via cable to your phone which will display the contents of your phone on the monitor.

About Dusan Stanar

I'm the founder of VSS Monitoring. I have been both writing and working in technology in a number of roles for dozens of years and wanted to bring my experience online to make it publicly available. Visit to read more about myself and the rest of the team.

1 thought on “ASUS ZenScreen Touch MB16AMT Portable Monitor Review | A Touch Screen at Its Best”

  1. I have connected my iPhone to zenscreen touch via hdmi but the ttouch screen does not work. How can I get the touch screen to work for my Iphone?


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