The best portable monitors you can buy for work, play, and everyday use

Release time:2020-06-11    Reading:92700


If you want to be super-productive, the ideal scenario is connecting two or more screens to your desktop or laptop. You can have a spreadsheet open on one screen, edit a document on another, and chat with work colleagues in Skype or Slack on a third. But then you find yourself stuck in a hotel room with just a laptop and you can’t remember how to function with a single display. In order to ease those travel woes, the best portable monitors you can buy right now for work, play, and general use.




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USB-A and USB-C

Before we get started, you’ll need to understand the difference between USB-C and USB-A connections in terms of video output. Your PC’s USB-C port may support the DisplayPort protocol, which is an alternative to HDMI.

Many portable monitors listed below rely on a single USB-A or USB-C connection. You’ll also find standard DisplayPort and HDMI connections on several units along with their Micro and Mini variants. You’ll even see units requiring a separate power supply while others draw power straight from the parent PC.



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TN and IPS

One display on G-STORY portable series of gaming monitor on a TN panel while all others upgrades of G-STORY portable gaming monitor feature an IPS display. Short for Twisted Nematic, TN technology is the oldest of the two, serving as the first LCD panel type replacing CRT monitors. The benefits are short response times, high brightness levels, and super-high refresh rates, making TN panels ideal for gaming. However, they don’t provide wide viewing angles or support large color palates.

 

IPS, short for In-Plane Switching, serves as the successor to TN technology. IPS panels are ideal for color-accurate content creation and general use due to their support for over 16 million colors and wide viewing angles. Refresh rates and response times have improved over the years, but gamers may be better off using TN displays if color depth isn’t a requirement.



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G-STORY 15.6 Inch Ultrathin Touchscreen, FHD 1080P IPS panel Portable Monitor, NS Direct-Connected/Mini HDMI/Built-in Speakers/HDR/FreeSync/Type-C/60Hz

 

This portable monitor comes in at 15.6 inches and offers Full HD resolution. It features an IPS panel that can be used in both landscape and portrait mode and comes with a smart cover that doubles as a kickstand.

The display works with all sorts of devices including laptops, phones, and gaming consoles. You can hook it up via a USB-C or a Mini HDMI cable. It has a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, a 60Hz refresh rate, and 85-degree viewing angles. It also sports two speakers.

G-STORY’s portable display is 0.5-inch thick and weighs 2.1KG pounds. A screen protector is included in the box. You can get it from Amazon via the button below.


G-STORY Type-C & mini HDMI Ultrathin Portable Monitor with Full HD 1080P Resolution &4 ms

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