The best portable monitors in 2024

The Asus ZenScreen OLED MQ13AH, one of the best portable monitors, on a desk beside a laptop
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The best portable monitors are very travel-friendly, so you can use them away from a mains connection, be it on transport, at a cafe or in a hotel lobby. Whether you want to work on a design project, present work to a client or simply watch Netflix, a light and compact portable monitor that runs off your laptop is a good way to gain some extra screen space. 

Below we've drawn on our vast experience of using, testing and reviewing portable monitors to select the best portable monitors on the market today. Our list includes the best portable monitor for gaming and the best portable monitor for MacBook Pro, as well as our favourites overall. 

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects. 

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