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Asus Zenscreen Go MB16AHP Review

True Score

68
68
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Experts

75
2,595

Consumers

Expert Rankings

Analysts praised the ASUS ZenScreen Go MB16AHP and endorsed it for on-the-go working and general use. They were pleased with its built-in 7800 mAh rechargeable battery, kickstand case, and high pixel density. However, they disliked this monitor’s narrow color gamut and narrow viewing angles that result in washed-out pictures. The ASUS TUF Gaming VG249Q1A offers better viewing angles.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The ASUS ZenScreen Go MB16AHP is an entry-level portable monitor that promises on-the-go convenience. It is among the very few devices among the best computer monitors that comes with a built-in 7800 mAh rechargeable battery, operating smoothly without drawing power from the connected laptop. It has a high-quality case that can be used as a kickstand to prop up the screen in both portrait and landscape models. Like larger monitors such as the ASUS VG248QG, this model has a great Full HD resolution, offering sharp imagery and text.

Consensus

our Verdict

Experts complemented the ASUS ZenScreen Go MB16AHP, recommending it for use on the go. Analysts at PC Mag were pleased that it has a built-in rechargeable 7800 mAh battery, similar to the ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE, helping to preserve the battery of the connected device. They praised this device’s build quality and recommended it for use in the field. The monitor comes with a case, and product testers mentioned that it does a good job of protecting the monitor. This case folds into a kickstand that supports both portrait and landscape orientations. Unlike larger monitors such as the ASUS Designo Curve MX38VC, this ZenScreen display is remarkably portable. Researchers at PC Mag praised its full HD resolution, saying that the monitor offers sharp imagery and text. Experts and RTINGS remarked that this device’s 60Hz refresh rate supports slow-paced games, but it’s not ideal for AAA titles. However, they were disappointed by its viewing angles, noting that the image looks washed out when viewed from the sides. Additionally, unlike the Dell C1422H, the Go MB16AHP has a narrow color gamut, delivering inaccurate colors.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Rechargeable 7800 mAH battery
  • Excellent build quality
  • Decent 9.4 ms input lag
  • High pixel density
  • Portable design

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor colors
  • Narrow viewing angles
  • Doesn’t get very bright for outdoor use

Asus Zenscreen Go MB16AHP Specs

Display TypeLCD
HDMI Inputs
HDR Formatn/a
Max Resolution1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time5 ms
Screen size15.6"
Sync TechnologySync Technologyn/a

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)287
Contrast Ratio (as ratio x:1)1,355
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)0
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)63.1
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)47.7
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)9.4
Response Time (ms)9.7
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)24
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)24
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)26
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)26
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5.7

All Tests

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Product Comparison

Asus Zenscreen Go MB16AHP Review

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Market Context

The ASUS ZenScreen Go MB16AHP is an entry-level portable monitor that promises on-the-go convenience. It is among the very few devices among the best computer…

The ASUS ZenScreen Go MB16AHP is an entry-level portable monitor that promises on-the-go convenience. It is among the very few devices among the best computer monitors that comes with a built-in 7800 mAh rechargeable battery, operating smoothly without drawing power from the connected laptop. It has a high-quality case that can be used as a kickstand to prop up the screen in both portrait and landscape models. Like larger monitors such as the ASUS VG248QG, this model has a great Full HD resolution, offering sharp imagery and text.

The ASUS ZenScreen Go MB16AHP has a micro-HDMI port compared to the Lepow Z1 Gamut, which has a mini-HDMI port instead. The ASUS unit is…

The ASUS ZenScreen Go MB16AHP has a micro-HDMI port compared to the Lepow Z1 Gamut, which has a mini-HDMI port instead. The ASUS unit is better for on-the-go use because it has a 7800 mAH rechargeable battery, which is not present on the Lepow device.

The ASUS ZenScreen Go MB16AHP features a matte screen coating optimized for outdoor use, which is different from the glossy coating of the ASUS ZenScreen…

The ASUS ZenScreen Go MB16AHP features a matte screen coating optimized for outdoor use, which is different from the glossy coating of the ASUS ZenScreen Go MB16AP. Additionally, the MB16AHP has a micro-HDMI port, which is not present on the older MB16AP.

The ASUS ZenScreen Go MB16AHP is slightly bigger than the Lenovo ThinkVision M14. The ASUS monitor also has a built-in battery, which is lacking on…

The ASUS ZenScreen Go MB16AHP is slightly bigger than the Lenovo ThinkVision M14. The ASUS monitor also has a built-in battery, which is lacking on the Lenovo device.

Display Type

LCD

LCD

HDMI Inputs

HDR Format

n/a

Yes

Max Resolution

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

Panel Type

IPS

IPS

Refresh Rate

60 Hz

60 Hz

Response Time

5 ms

36.2 ms

Screen size

15.6"

15.6"

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Score Card

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Expert Score

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Customer Score

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True Score

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