|Standing screen display size||15.6 Inches|
|Screen Resolution||1366 x 768|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366 x 768|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||1|
ASUS MB168B 15.6" WXGA 1366x768 USB Portable Monitor,Black/Silver
|Display Size||15.6 Inches|
|Hardware Interface||USB 3.0|
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- 15.6-inch HD portable USB-powered monitor with a single USB 3.0 cable for power and data transmission
- World’s slimmest and lightest USB monitor with a sleek and metallic finish.It needs just one USB cable for both its video signal and power to deliver up to a Full HD resolution.
- Auto-rotating display bundled with the ASUS Smart Case – a two-way adjustable stand and protective sleeve
- ASUS Rapid Replacement: 3 Years Warranty, 2 way free shipping. Never try to open this USB monitor cabinet
- Blue Light Filter – blue light filter minimizes blue light to reduce eyestrain. Please refer the User Manual before use. Adjust the brightness settings via OSD
- Install displayLink drivers if required to work out of the box. Minimum System Requirement : Windows 7 with 1.4GHz Core 2 Duo, 1GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.8.3* (not compatible with MacBook and MacBook Pro); Recommended Requirement : Windows 7 with 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo or above, 2GB RAM
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MB168B Portable USB-Powered Monitor - Two Screens are Better than One
One Cable Does the Job
15.6-inch HD display with a single USB 3.0 cable for power and data transmission.
Sleek and Ultra-Portable:
World’s slimmest and lightest USB monitors with a metallic finish.
Adjusting to your Needs
Auto-rotating display bundled with the ASUS Smart Case – a two-way adjustable stand and protective sleeve.
One Cable does the Job, Adding a Second Monitor has Never Been So Easy
The 15.6-inch MB168B portable USB-powered monitor needs just one USB cable for both its video signal and power to deliver up to a 1366 x 768 HD resolution*. Thanks to the higher bandwidth of USB 3.0, experience fast, fluid images from your connected device that makes having an on-the-go multi-display setup a reality. What’s more, the MB168B is backwards compatible with a notebook or desktop PC USB 2.0 port**.
*Resolution varies by product SKU.
**USB 2.0 connection may affect brightness settings and image quality.
With a slim 8mm (0.3-inch) profile and tipping the scales at just 800g (1.76 pounds), the MB168B is the world’s slimmest and lightest companion display, ideal for a simple on-the-go dual-monitor setup and mobile presentations.
Increased Productivity with ASUS EzLink Technology
The MB168B features ASUS EzLink technology that offloads graphics processing from the PC to dedicated hardware in the monitor. As a result, a PC can drive up to five MB168B monitors at the same time, regardless of its own graphics capability - it just needs sufficient USB ports. EzLink also automatically restores application window positions as a MB168B monitor is connected and disconnected, and automatically rotates the image between landscape and portrait modes, as required.
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Two Screens Are Better Than One
The 15.6-inch MB168B portable USB-powered monitor needs just one USB cable for both its video signal and power to deliver up to a 1366 x 768 Full HD resolution. Thanks to the higher bandwidth of USB 3.0, experience fast, fluid images from your connected device that makes having an on-the-go multi-display setup a reality. What's more, the MB168B is backwards compatible with a notebook or desktop PC USB 2.0 port.*
Sleek And Ultra-Portable With A Zen-Inspired Design
With a slim 8mm (0.3-inch) profile and tipping the scales at just 800g (1.76 pounds), MB168B is an incredibly slim and light companion display, ideal for a simple on-the-go dual-monitor setup and mobile presentations.
Stylish And Durable
A durable metallic finish with a fine pattern of concentric circles makes MB168B the perfect complement to your notebook. And for added durability, it comes with a protective carrying case that doubles as an adjustable stand for tabletop use.
Adjusting To Your Needs
MB168B automatically senses its orientation and switches the display between landscape and portrait based on its position; while backlight brightness is also automatically adjusted based on environmental lighting, getting brighter in the light and dimmer in the dark.
When AI Light is on, the ambient light sensor automatically detects ambient lighting conditions, intelligently adjusting the optimal screen brightness for comfortable viewing and enhanced energy savings.
Increased Productivity With ASUS EzLink Technology
MB168B features ASUS EzLink technology that offloads graphics processing from the PC to dedicated hardware in the monitor. As a result, a PC can drive up to five MB168B monitors at the same time, regardless of its own graphics capability - it just needs sufficient USB ports. EzLink also automatically restores application window positions as MB168B is connected and disconnected, and automatically rotates the image between landscape and portrait modes, as required.
Features At A Glance
- 15.6-inch USB-powered HD display for 1366 by 768 resolution through one USB 3.0 connection
- Pencil-thin, ultra-light design for effortless portability
- Included ASUS Smart Case for on-the-go protection and versatile use as a monitor stand
- Auto-rotating orientation and automatic lighting sensor for responsive, smart usage
- EzLink technology for multi-monitor setup and window control
What's In The Box
- MB168B Portable USB HD Monitor
- ASUS Smart Case
- USB 3.0 cable
- Quick start guide
- Support CD
- Display size & type: 15.6-inch LED-backlit TN display
- Resolution: 1366 x 768
- Dot pitch: 0.252mm
- Colors: 262,144 (18-bit)
- Viewing angles: 90-degree horizontal / 65-degree vertical
- Brightness: 200 cd/m2 (typical)
- Contrast ratio: 500:1
- Response time: 11ms (gray-to-gray)
- Auto rotation: yes
- ASUS-exclusive technologies: ASUS EzLink Technology; AI Light for auto brightness adjustment
- Inputs: USB 3.0 for video signal and power (USB 2.0 compatible)
- Accessories: USB 3.0 cable; ASUS Smart Case
- Size: 379 x 236 x 8mm / 14.92 x 9.29 x 0.31 inches
- Weight: 800g / 1.76 pounds
All specifications are subject to change without notice and features are only in select models. Products may not be available in all markets.
* USB 2.0 connection may affect brightness settings and image quality.
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Before I plugged it into my MacBook, I downloaded and installed the driver from the Asus website. However, the screen was extremely laggy. Just moving the mouse around the screen was a glitchy nightmare. I read all of the reviews and couldn't find anyone experiencing the same thing. I began to think it was my computer, but everything was up-to-spec. After about an hour of Googling, I came across the DisplayLink driver page. Just so everyone is clear, Asus makes the hardware, but it's using DisplayLink as a driver. The one on the Asus site is either outdated or incomplete. I downloaded and installed the driver directly from the DisplayLink website. Amazon won't let me post the link, but just do a quick google search for DisplayLink Mac driver and you'll be all set!
All of the lag is gone! The display runs perfectly. I love this thing. I'm probably going to get another soon. Very glad I found this. I hope the driver tip helps someone else!
I'm a software developer, and work both on and off-site. When working in the office or at home I have a dual-monitor setup to complement my work-supplied laptop. But when I'm really on the road, or working in conference rooms or team coding sessions, I really began to feel constrained by the single monitor. It's just nice to be able to spread code out across several screens while working on interconnected code. Or to be able to have API documentation open on one screen while vim is going on the other. So I began to seek a solution that would provide me with dual-monitor luxury even while away from the traditional desk.
My requirements were:
* Must work with Ubuntu (Linux).
* Must not require an external power source.
* Should require only a single cable.
* Must be close to the same screen dimensions as my laptop (15.6")
* Must be close to the same resolution as my laptop (1920x1080)
* Must be lightweight.
* Must fit into my laptop bag and backpack alongside my laptop.
This unit fit all of those needs perfectly.
There are several caveats that if understood ahead of time will help potential buyers make a good decision. First, it's designed for Windows 7 or newer, or Mac OS-X. But it also works with Ubuntu by downloading the DisplayLink driver from the DisplayLink website. Some Ubuntu systems (particularly those built on 14.04LTS) will require a kernel update too. And under Ubuntu the auto-rotate capability is not functional. In fact, with current drivers, it only works in landscape mode. I haven't tried overriding the basic settings with xrandr or xrotate. It's possible that a little more experimentation would enable portrait mode, which may come in handy for coders who like to do horizontal splits.
This is a USB 3 device. I tried it with USB 2 as well, but that required being connected through a powered hub. Similarly, even though my other monitors have USB 3 ports in them, they don't supply enough power on their own to power this unit. But driven directly by USB 3 ports on my laptop (AC or battery powered), or the docking station, it works great. If your USB 3 ports aren't capable of supplying sufficient power, though, you may need a powered hub.
The color is good, though not identical to my laptop. I haven't investigated calibration options because it's close enough, and good enough for what I need. The brightness setting works as designed, and the screen is plenty bright. My laptop's color doesn't match my full size monitors either (dual 27" Dell's at work, and dual 24" Asus's at home), and that really doesn't bother me.
The screen is crisp and sharp. And it renders 1920x1080 just as I had hoped. I expected to see some lag, but I don't detect any. The mouse moves across the screen smoothly.
The carrying case that comes with it is perfect for carrying the monitor and for protecting it. And reasonably good for serving the second purpose of monitor stand. But I ordered a tablet stand to use instead, and like that better.
The monitor's build quality is nice. it is slender, light, pretty, and sufficiently robust. It doesn't have a "cheap-o" feel.
Recently I plugged the monitor into my laptop at the same time that the laptop was docked, driving my dual 27 inch Dell monitors, and I was almost surprised to discover that it all worked fine. Including the laptop's own screen, I had four monitors going in all, working as a single extended desktop. Combined with Ubuntu's virtual desktops, the space was really liberating.
So if you need a 15.6" portable monitor at 1920x1080 to use alongside your laptop, this is great. Be prepared to use USB 3, and to use a compatible operating system. If you prefer dual-monitors, even on the go, this is hard to beat for the price.
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The trouble now is that neither the screen brightness adjustment buttons, nor the 'tablet mode' auto-rotation feature, work with the drivers as they are on Windows 10. I am frustrated that this product is advertised with these features, when they are not usable on THE major PC operating system, Windows 10 (which has already been out for 2 years!)
Installation was a huge hassle and I have to control the screen brightness with 3rd party software to make it view-able. I am quite surprised that the advertising remains as it is, when there is a 2 year history of problems in functionality. Asus has cornered the market, especially in the UK, when it comes to Portable Monitors, but it seems that being the only option has lead to comfort with major pitfalls. I feel that I was overcharged for inferior product. My screen turns on and transmits an image, but I paid for more than that.
The monitor normally comes with a standard usb male-B cable, driver disc and protective cover. The monitor is actually quite light and weighs in at a feather-like 800g. The screen connects very easily and my Windows laptop detected and loaded the drivers without needing the CD.
- lightweight design
- no flickering or shadowing
- decent resolution
- comes with 3year warranty
- sturdy case supplied with monitor
- great price
- easy to connect and extend desktop
- large size screen
- resolution could have been better
- requires USB male-B cable to connect (missing from box)
- feels a bit flimsy
- can be difficult to get screen into protective case
Overall this portable monitor works brilliantly and being so light is easy to carry around. Highly recommended.
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It may be a decent screen for PC users, however it's useless on a MacBook. The drivers are all messed up. When you do finally get it working (after hours of un-installing and re-installing drivers), it won't function properly as a 2nd screen inside of the "System preferences" - "Displays" section. Because it uses "Display Link" which is VERY limited. Because of this it also loses out on certain functions that iMovie, Abelton, Garageband, etc... have for additional monitors. You only have 3 size options for the 2nd screen as well: Small, Medium (which cuts the sides off) and Large (which looks ridiculous and cuts even more of screen off) (1920 x 1080, 1280 x 1024 & 1024 x 768) .
I also read tons of the reviews saying the brightness was an issue (It's not adjustable at all). I disregarded this when I made my purchase, thinking it wouldn't matter to me... it matters, it matters a lot. The writing on the Asus screen is already really small, with the difference in brightness from my Macbook Screen, it makes it unbearable to look at.
I had really high hopes for this screen... It was a cool idea, it just failed too hard. I hope I was able to save you some money.
You will not able to see clearly if you are seeing this in an angle.
Though the only use for this would be productivity while traveling if you need 2 screens.
Cost is too high.
Definitely not value for money.
In fact, India needs to just fine companies like ASUS who sell the latest monitors 1080p in US markets and then dump old versions of the product to the Indian market.
Asus should have the decency to provide the latest product as they charge a premium from us ( even without taxes).
The distributors of these products and the company need to be blamed for promoting this.