ASUS ZenScreen MB16QHG 16-inch Portable Monitor with Multi-Firefly Technology! 2K QHD 120Hz through USB-C Connection


Feeling overwhelmed with just one screen? Consider adding another with ASUS’s latest 16-inch portable external monitor, the “ZenScreen MB16QHG.” With a slim profile ranging from 7 to 20mm in thickness, a weight of 1.2kg, and a unique L-shaped stand, this monitor can be effortlessly linked to your device through USB-C, making it an instant upgrade for mobile professionals. The 16-inch 16:10 2K QHD IPS display is versatile enough for both work and play and can make your work more efficient with minimal effort if you’re overwhelmed.


  • Panel Size: 16-inch 16:10 widescreen
  • Resolution: 2560 x 1600
  • Color Range: 100% DCI-P3
  • Type of Panel: IPS, LED, Non-Glare
  • Brightness: 500cd/m2
  • Maximum Contrast Ratio: 1200:1
  • HDR: HDR10, DisplayHDR 400
  • Refresh Rate: 120Hz
  • Response Time: 5ms (GTG)
  • Viewing Angles (CR≥10): 178° horizontal, 178° vertical
  • Input Signals: 2 x USB-C, 1 x HDMI (v2.0)
  • Headphone Jack: 3.5mm headset connector
  • Power Consumption: Under 13W while in use, less than 0.5W in power saving mode, under 0.3W when off
  • Dimensions: 359.7 x 247.1 x (7~20.6) mm
  • Weight: 1.2kg
  • VESA Mounting: 100x100mm
  • Adjustment Options: L-shaped stand included; Optional Tripod stand-MTS02D desktop stand available separately

This device presents a sleek and portable solution for those in need of extra screen space, suitable for a variety of tasks and entertainment.

ASUS ZenScreen MB16QHG out of the box / easy to carry portable screen

The ASUS “ZenScreen MB16QHG” is a 16-inch portable display that perfectly balances screen dimensions with portability. Featuring a 16:10 aspect ratio and 2K QHD resolution of 2560 x 1600, it also boasts a smooth 120Hz refresh rate and 5ms GTG response time. This results in a fluid and seamless performance, whether you’re browsing the web or watching videos.

With a 100% DCI-P3 color range, 1200:1 contrast ratio, 500cd/m2 brightness, and an IPS panel certified for DisplayHDR 400, it produces bright and vibrantly saturated colors. The 178° viewing angle on both left and right ensures a consistent visual experience, regardless of whether the display is positioned horizontally, vertically, or at an angle.

The ZenScreen MB16QHG also includes an L-shaped stand, enabling it to stand independently and be used vertically if desired. For those seeking to transform it into a more permanent fixture, an optional “Tripod stand-MTS02D” desktop stand is available, turning the portable display into a 16-inch desktop screen.

ZenScreen MB16QHG outer packaging.
Inside the package.

Along with the monitor itself, the ASUS ZenScreen MB16QHG comes with a unique travel storage belt, braided HDMI and USB-C cables, a 30W USB-C transformer, and the product’s accompanying documentation.

Screen Accessories.

L-shaped stand placed left and right, vertically is no problem

The ASUS ZenScreen MB16QHG includes an L-shaped stand, allowing the monitor to be easily positioned on a desktop whether standing, reclining, or upright. When the stand is folded, the thickness of the screen is 20.6mm, roughly comparable to the thickness of an average laptop. The I/O ports are ingeniously integrated into both sides of the L-shaped bracket. On the left side, there’s a USB-C port supporting DP video signal and PD charging, along with a 3.5mm headphone jack. The right side hosts a USB-C port, which supports functions such as DP, PD, and HDMI.

What this means is that the MB16QHG can transmit both DP signal and PD power through a single USB-C connection, allowing a standard USB-C power supply to illuminate the screen. However, it should be noted that in this mode, the maximum brightness will be restricted to 60. To take full advantage of the screen’s 500cd/m2 maximum brightness and HDR functionality, an additional USB-C 30W transformer must be connected.

L-shaped bracket for ZenScreen MB16QHG.
USB-C (DP / PD) and 3.5mm headphone jack on the left side of the screen.
USB-C (DP / PD), HDMI on the right side of the screen.

The controls for the ZenScreen MB16QHG are thoughtfully positioned behind the lower right corner of the screen. This includes the OSD button and the power switch. The screen is designed to start automatically once the USB-C power supply is connected, eliminating the need to press the power button. A 5-way OSD knob is present for controlling the screen’s OSD functions. Additionally, there is a button located behind the lower left corner of the screen that is specifically pre-configured to adjust the brightness level.

Power and 5-way OSD knob.
Brightness adjustment button.

The rear of the ZenScreen MB16QHG features a sleek metal design in a subdued gray-blue color, adorned with the new ASUS logo. When the L-shaped bracket is fully folded, it reveals a special keyhole designed to accommodate the Tripod stand-MTS02D desktop stand. It’s important to note that this stand is not included and must be purchased separately.

Simple and neat back of the screen.
Tripod stand-MTS02D lock hole under the stand.

For standard usage, the USB-C port can handle both DP output and PD charging. However, if you want to connect via HDMI, an additional USB-C adapter will be required. Similarly, to unlock the screen’s maximum brightness and HDR capabilities, an external USB-C adapter is necessary.

HDMI to USB-C Adapter.

When traveling with the ZenScreen MB16QHG, you can place the HDMI and USB-C cables, along with the transformer, into the provided storage belt. However, the transformer might protrude a bit, so it’s advised to carry it separately in your bag. The storage belt also features a compartment specifically designed to neatly store the connecting wires.

Screen storage strap.
It is recommended not to put the transformer in the storage belt along with the screen.

16-inch 1600p, 120Hz, 100% DCI-P3 work and entertainment

The ZenScreen MB16QHG offers an effortless way to expand a laptop into a dual-screen setup using just a USB-C connection. With its 16-inch display, 16:10 aspect ratio, 2560 x 1600 resolution, and 120Hz refresh rate, it provides mobile workers with ample screen space to display necessary information. The screen’s 1200:1 contrast ratio, 500cd/m2 brightness, and 100% DCI-P3 color gamut performance make it suitable for tasks like photo editing and watching TV shows.

Beyond simply placing the MB16QHG to the left or right of your main screen, you can also invert the screen to achieve a more comfortable viewing angle or incline. This orientation could be particularly handy if you need to fulfill group orders and can view the codes by simply standing up and looking at the screen.

ZenScreen MB16QHG.
For work use, while playing and reading information.
Reclining has a more comfortable viewing angle. If you want to stand and work, you can change to this mode.
Upright is better for viewing longer documents, web pages and code.
Screen specifications 2560 x 1600, 8-bit, RGB, SDR, 119.96Hz.
Screen specifications 2560 x 1600, 8-bit, RGB, HDR, 119.96Hz, 508 nits.

The ZenScreen MB16QHG delivers stunning color quality. Even when operated at 60 brightness through a single USB-C connection, it performs admirably. Under the default settings, with standard color and warm color temperature, viewing photos on the screen reveals quite vibrant and pleasing colors. The overall contrast is commendable, and thanks to the superior viewing angles provided by the IPS panel, the placement of the screen does not limit the viewing experience.

Screen remake.

With its impressive color quality, the ZenScreen MB16QHG is undoubtedly suitable for watching audio-visual content like dramas. However, for scenes that are overly dark when viewing videos, connecting an external power supply is recommended to enable higher brightness and better contrast. Furthermore, to take advantage of the HDR mode, an external transformer must be connected.

Video remake.

Convenient DisplayWidget Center and Screen OSD Function

The ZenScreen MB16QHG offers a variety of easily accessible features through the DisplayWidget Center, including GamePlus and the ability to swiftly switch between different screen modes. There are preset configurations for standard brightness, contrast, Trace Free, blue light filter, and color temperature, among other settings. It also accommodates various usage scenarios by providing tailored modes for reading, theater, landscape, gaming, sRGB, darkroom, and nighttime use.

DisplayWidget Center, adjust the screen color mode.
GamePlus Features.
System Settings.
The left-hand button can directly adjust the screen brightness.

While the DisplayWidget Center offers basic screen adjustment functions, complete customization of the ZenScreen MB16QHG requires using the OSD buttons. By pressing the OSD button located in the lower right corner, you can access the 4-way quick speed function, enabling shortcuts such as switching the signal source by pressing upward or filtering blue light by pressing downward. To enter the full setting menu, simply press the OSD button.

OSD Quick Menu.

The OSD (On-Screen Display) offers adjustments for the Splendid display mode, mirroring the options provided by the DisplayWidget Center. It also enables customization for a variety of other settings such as blue light filters, color brightness, contrast, color temperature, and features like Trace Free and VividPixel.

Splendid display mode.
Filter blue light.
Color settings.
Video Settings.
Input selection.

Within the system settings, you’ll find options for various functions including Demo mode, auto-rotation, volume adjustment, GamePlus, QuickFit, ECO mode, and menu and language configuration.

System Settings.
System Settings.

The QuickFit function enables the display of alignment lines and frame ratios of 4×6 and 3×5 on the screen. This provides workers with a more efficient method for making comparisons.

Alignment line.
4×6, 3×5.


The ASUS ZenScreen MB16QHG is a versatile 16-inch portable external monitor, with a thickness ranging from 7 to 20.6mm and weighing just 1.2kg. It functions via a single USB-C connection that carries both the DP video signal and PD power supply, but also has HDMI signal input. This design enables mobile workers to enjoy the convenience of a portable dual-monitor setup with their laptops.

The included L-shaped stand allows for versatile placement, whether to the left or right, reclined, or standing upright. Should you wish to use a more fixed screen stand, an additional Tripod stand-MTS02D will need to be purchased. An accompanying storage belt for transport is also included among the screen’s accessories, ensuring protection while on the go.

Priced at $10,900 in Taiwan, the ZenScreen MB16QHG might be considered somewhat expensive. However, its high specifications – 16 inches, 16:10 aspect ratio, QHD 2K resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and notably, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut performance – justify the price. Whether for work or multimedia entertainment, it’s a portable screen that fits various needs.

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