The Xbox Series S’s most underrated feature is it’s incredibly portable. It weighs about the same as a large textbook!
You can easily bring it over to a friend’s place or even on a trip with no issues. The only thing that’s missing is a monitor or TV.
With a portable monitor, you can get in a gaming session almost anywhere. And you can carry both the monitor and Xbox Series S in a backpack!
But which portable monitor is the best? I compiled a list of the best monitors for the Xbox Series S below.
Best Portable Monitors for Xbox Series S
The best portable monitor for the Xbox Series S is the Asus Zenscreen MB16AHP. It includes a rechargeable battery so you can game anywhere.
For one, Asus is a reputable brand known for creating top-notch products. Secondly, it has all the features you would expect from a good monitor: 1080P 60 Hz, IPS panel, and plenty of connections.
There are two things that I really like about the MB16AHP portable monitor. For one, the build quality is great, with a metal finish, and ultra-thin bezels.
Secondly, it’s one of the few portable monitors that has a built-in battery. This makes it perfect for the Xbox Series S because you just need to connect an HDMI cable. Speaking of HDMI, the MB16AHP has a micro-HDMI port.
Note: an HDMI to Micro HDMI cable is not included.
While this is the best portable monitor for the Xbox Series S, the downside is it’s a bit pricey. It costs about the same as the entire Xbox Series S console. Is it worth it? I think so.
There are versions without a built-in battery that are a bit cheaper, but I think the built-in battery is extremely convenient.
The ViewSonic VA1655 portable monitor is another great choice for the Xbox Series S. It’s slightly curved to make room for the upward-facing built-in speakers. The bezels are also a bit thick.
Having said that, it has all the features that you need; 1080P, 60 Hz, Mini-HDMI, IPS panel, and 2 x USB – C. Even better, it comes with a built-in stand (not the sleeve that the other monitors use). It’s a little lever that pops out of the back of the monitor and holds it in place.
Another notable feature is the joystick button that is used to change settings. You simply move the button in different directions to navigate the on-screen menu. It’s very convenient and saves space.
I was pleasantly surprised by the brightness of this little monitor too. It’s definitely worth thinking about.
Although from a lesser-known brand, the K3 15.6 monitor is great for the Xbox Series S. It weighs about 1.7lbs so you can easily travel with it.
As for image quality, it’s an IPS panel that supports 1080P, 60 Hz, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, and 300 Nits of brightness.
The viewing angles are good and it has the following ports: Mini-HDMI, and 2 x USB- C ports.
The K3 portable monitor does not have a built-in battery. However, it does have built-in speakers.
On that note, if you’re using it with the Xbox Series S it would be better to simply use headphones connected to your Xbox controller.
Connecting this portable monitor to your Xbox is very straightforward. Just use the HDMI to Mini-HDMI cable that is included in the monitor’s box.
Speaking of the box, a protector case which also doubles as a stand is also included.
The A1 Gamut 15.6-inch portable monitor is very similar to the previous product. It’s an IPS panel that supports 1080P at 60 Hz with 300 nits.
At first look, the monitor looks like a tablet due to its ultra-lightweight and thin design. It only weighs 1.44 lbs! There are almost no bezels on the sides of the monitor. If you want a sleek and ultra-lightweight portable monitor, the A1 Gamut is worth checking out.
It has 2 USB-C and a Mini HDMI port. What’s interesting is the USB-C ports can also power the monitor. If you have it connected to a laptop via USB-C, the power from USB-C should be enough to keep the monitor on.
To use the A1 Gamut with an Xbox Series S you will need to connect external power to the monitor and then use the included HDMI to Mini HDMI cable.
I really like the ultra-thin design of this portable monitor. It’s the perfect travel companion for your Xbox Series S.
The A1 Gamut does not have a built-in battery.
The ViewSonic VX1755 is a good choice for professional gamers that want the highest refresh rates possible. There are two features that make this portable monitor worth checking out: the 144 Hz refresh rate and a 17-inch screen.
I bet you didn’t know portable monitors could support 144 Hz! I was surprised too. The VX1755 supports 144 HZ with AMD FreeSync. It’s great for Xbox Series S games that support 120 FPS.
As for the ports, it has 1 Mini HDMI, 2 X USB C, and two built-in speakers. Unfortunately, the VC1755 does not have a built-in battery. It’s powered by USB-C and an included power brick.
If you can’t live without high refresh rates, the VX1755 portable monitor is right for you. The only downside is it’s a bit pricey, like the Asus, it costs as much as the XSS console.
The portability of the Xbox Series S is very underrated. I bought a carrying case for mine, combine it with a portable monitor, and you can game from pretty much anywhere.
Slide one of these portable monitors into your backpack and that’s all you need. You could also just use the monitor for watching Netflix on your XSS. The possibilities are endless.
To summarize, I think the best monitor for the XSS is the Asus ZenScreen Go MB16AHP. But if you don’t want to spend that kind of cash on a portable monitor, any of the other options will work great.
There are plenty of other uses for a portable monitor too.
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