Have a notebook with a small display… but need a little extra screen space on the go from time to time? There are a handful of portable monitors designed to plug into the USB port of a notebook or tablet.
But the Asus ZenScreen is one of the most portable 15.6 inch monitors I’ve seen to date. It weighs about 1.8 pounds, measures less than a third of an inch thick, and has a USB Type-C connector that works both as a power adapter and as a video input.
The Asus ZenScreen is also compatible with any computer that has a USB Type-A port if you don’t happen to have hardware that supports USB Type-C yet.
The portable display also comes with a foldable case that protects the screen when it’s not in use, and which can also serve as a stand. You can use it to prop up the ZenScreen in either portrait or landscape orientations.
Don’t have the case? You can stick a pencil or pen through a hole in the corner of the ZenScreen to use as a kickstand.
While the ZenScreen is one of the thinnest and lightest devices in its class, it certainly isn’t the cheapest: Asus plans to sell the ZenScreen for 269 Euros (about $300).