ASUS Announces Portable ZenScreen MB16QHG Monitor with 120 Hz Refresh Rate

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ASUS has announced the ZenScreen MB16QHG, a 16-inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) portable display that features a 120 Hz IPS panel for delivering what the company has described as supersmooth visuals for multimedia entertainment and everyday productivity. Users will find a sleek, ultra-thin 7 mm profile for effortless portability, an L-shaped kickstand that can be used to securely prop the monitor up at various angles, a built-in tripod socket for eye-level viewing, two full-function USB-C ports on either side of the display, as well as 1x HDMI and an earphone jack. ASUS is also currently selling two portable OLED monitors in the form of the MQ13AH and MQ16AH.

ASUS ZenScreen MB16QHG Portable Monitor Highlights

  • 16-inch 16:10 QHD panel featuring 120 Hz Smooth Motion experience with DisplayHDR 400 with 100% DCI-P3
  • Sleek, ultrathin 7 mm profile enable effortless portability
  • L-shaped kickstand props the display up at the ideal height, so it can serve as a laptop screen extender
  • Rich connectivity with two full-function USB-C ports on either side of the monitor for better cable management, plus HDMI and earphone jack
  • Standard tripod socket allows the display to be easily mounted for comfortable eye-level viewing
  • ENERGY STAR certification and environmentally friendly FSC packaging

ASUS ZenScreen MB16QHG Portable Monitor Specifications

Panel size (diagonal)16:10 widescreen, 16″
Panel backlight/ typeIPS
Display surfaceAnti-glare
True resolution2560 X 1600
Color space100% DCI-P3
Brightness500 nits (Typical)
Contrast ratio1200:1
Viewing angle (CR M 10)178°/178°
Display colors16.7 million
Response time5 ms (GTG)
Refresh rate120 Hz
Auto rotationYes, via DisplayWidget Center
HDCPYes, version 2.2
DisplayWidget Center softwareYes, DisplayWidget Center software can be downloaded from the ASUS website. Only available for Windows os.
Blue light filterYes
I/O ports2x USB Type-C
Earphone jack
Dimensions359.7 X 247.1 X (7-20.6) mm
Weight1.2 kg (net): 3.5 kg (gross)

From an ASUS press release:

ZenScreen MB16QHG includes numerous features to provide users with versatile viewing positions, one of which is a foldable kickstand that securely props the monitor at any angle. The ASUS DisplayWidget Center allows the monitor to sense its orientation and automatically switches the display between landscape and portrait modes. USB-C ports on both sides allow users the flexibility to place the monitor close to either side of a laptop for an almost-seamless extended-screen experience. In addition, an HDMI port ensures broad compatibility with various devices, including laptops, PCs, and gaming consoles.

Exceptional design

Weighing just 1.2 kg and featuring an ultrathin profile that tapers to a mere 7 mm at its edges, ZenScreen MB16QHG slips easily into any bag, allowing users to take it just about anywhere.

The WQXGA (2560 x 1600) IPS panel features 120 Hz SmoothMotion technology for responsive visuals, so everything from scrolling through webpages to gaming on ZenScreen MB16QHG feels fluid and responsive. High-dynamic-range (HDR) technology with DisplayHDR 400 compliance and a 100% DCI-P3 gamut provide exceptional contrast and rich color. The panel also includes wide 178° viewing angles to ensure superb visuals even when viewed from off-center positions.

ASUS Ultra-Low Blue Light technology reduces potentially harmful blue light emissions and includes additional features such as the Blue Light Filter and Flicker-Free technology that are beneficial to those who spend long hours in front of the display.

Outstanding versatility

ZenScreen MB16QHG includes highly adjustable features that give users the flexibility and versatility to create a setup that best suits differing needs. The foldable L-shaped kickstand securely props it up at any angle. Alternatively, it can also be laid flat on a table in landscape mode for collaborative work. A built-in tripod socket readily fits standard tripods, allowing users to vary the height of the display according to preference.

When connected to a Windows PC, the ASUS DisplayWidget Lite tool enables ZenScreen MB16QHG to sense its orientation and automatically switches the display between landscape and portrait modes. Landscape mode is ideal for presentations and spreadsheets, while portrait mode makes it easy when it comes to coding websites and provides the perfect view when reading documents or books.

Extensive connectivity

ZenScreen MB16QHG has a rich selection of connectivity options, including two USB-C ports for versatility―one on each side of the monitor, and each wired for display signal and power. In addition, an HDMI port provides broad connectivity with various devices and a 3.5 mm audio jack is ready for wired headsets.

Sustaining an incredible future

ASUS ZenScreen MB16QHG is stringently tested to meet the requirements of world-leading sustainability certifications. These tests include a comprehensive database of up-to-date criteria, independent verification, and a structured system for continuous improvement. Lastly, ZenScreen MB16QHG is shipped in sustainable FSC Mix-certified packaging.

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Tsing Mui
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