ASUS ZenScreen MB16AC Portable USB Monitor – Review

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The MB16AC 15.6″ FHD Widescreen IPS Panel Monitor from ASUS is a bus-powered, portable monitor complete with a Type-C USB 3.0 port. The monitor comes equipped with a Smart case stand allowing for easy viewing in both portrait and landscape modes. The Asus ZenScreen MB16AC is more beautiful and sleeker than its predecessor, the MB168b+. Its screen is framed by inch-thick bezel and the monitor can support vertical and horizontal sides.

Technical Specifications: ASUS MB16AC
Panel size: 15.6″(39.6cm) Wide Screen (16:9)
Display Viewing Area (H x V): 344.16 x 193.59mm
Panel Backlight/ Type: IPS
Display Surface: Glare
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Pixel pitch: 0.179mm
Brightness (Max.): 220 cd/m2 (180 cd/m2in USB mode)
Contrast: 800:1
Brightness Adjustment: Yes
Blue Light Filter shortcut button: Level 0 – Level 4 Mode

With a 15.6″ diagonal viewable display you can see all of your documents, movies, pictures, and more with enhanced clarity as this portable monitor features a 1920 x 1080 optimal resolution.

The Glossy displays have more vivid color and contrast. Colors appear more intense and saturated, while blacks appear deeper. However, light shining on the display can cause extremely noticeable reflections. Sunlight is the worst case scenario — either direct sunlight outside or even just sunlight coming in through a window. Reflections can make a glossy display basically unusable in direct sunlight.

On its back is a big ASUS logo with a metal cover.

The MB16AC, which is powered solely by USB 3.0 Type-C, comes with a cable with a Type-C head on one end is Type-C connectors. However, it’s come with a convertor Type-C to Type-A.

Accessories: USB Type-C Cable, USB Type-C to A adapter, Quick Start Guide, ASUS Smart Case and ZenScreen Pen.

The monitor comes with few buttons: You can select different mode, low blue light and other settings.

Setting up the on a MacOS or Windows was easy. After installing the DisplayLink drivers on a MacBook Air and you are required to reboot your system.

 

 

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