Best Portable Monitors for Mac iMore 2019

Portable monitors are an excellent option for your MacBook if you're looking for a second screen solution or if you're interested in buying a primary monitor that's easy to move. Whether for work or play, the monitors we've recommended below are available in different styles and price points. There's something for everyone.

Includes a cover and stand: AOC i1601fwux 16-Inch IPS Extremely Slim

Staff favorite

This 15.6" monitor provides 1920x1080 resolution and charges through a USB-C cable. An ideal choice for travelers, it has a smart cover/foldable stand.

$162 at Amazon

Gamers take note: G-STORY Gaming Monitor

The 17.3-inch G-STORY monitor has been designed for FPS/FTS gaming and features eye-care technology with flicker-free backlighting and blue-light filtering.

$279 at Amazon

Multi-use: GeChic 1503H 15.6" IPS 1080p Portable Monitor

Offering an LED backlight, the 15.6-inch portable monitor from GeChic includes built-in speakers. The best part - it only weighs 1.75 pounds!

$330 at Amazon

Beautifully designed: ASUS MB169B+

Featuring a single USB 3.0 cable for power and data transmission, the 15.6" ASUS MB169B+ offers EzLink technology with an auto-rotating display.

$179 at Amazon

Budget choice: AOC e1659Fwu 15.6-Inch Ultra Slim

With a maximum resolution of 1366x768 pixels, this monitor is a less flashy option, but the price is right, and it offers USB 3.0 technology.

$90 at Amazon

Hefty portal solution: HP Pavilion 22CWA

Another budget choice, this 21.5-inch monitor boasts full HD (1920x1080 pixels). The only drawback is its weight - 6.6 pounds - which impedes portability.

$100 at Amazon

Hybrid choice: Asus MB16AP Zenscreen Go

Allowing both USB Type-C and Type-A sources, this impressive portable monitor with HD resolution works in landscape and portrait orientations.

$280 at Amazon

Large display: ViewSonic TD2230

The ViewSonic offers a 22-inch HD monitor with USB 3.0 compatibility. It's heavy (8 lbs), but provides a freestanding slim bezel tablet-like design.

$250 at Amazon

A growing number of choices

The portable monitor market remains relatively small. Despite this, there are a few high-quality products available that work brilliantly with Macs. When deciding on a monitor, you should factor in the price, resolution, and what you will need to connect it to your computer. Perhaps most importantly, look at its weight.

Our favorite portable monitor is the AOC i1601fwux, which is available at a great price and includes plenty of bells and whistles. Gamers will want to consider the G-STORY Gaming Monitor that offers a large display and excellent refresh rate while those with a smaller budget should take a look at the HP Pavilion 22CWA.

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