Best Black Friday portable monitor deals 2023

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While Black Friday 2023 is over our deal-hunters are continuing to surface the best Black Friday portable monitor deals you can still get. But the Cyber Week sales continue so we're now tracking down the latest Cyber Monday portable monitor deals

With wide color coverage and high resolutions, portable monitors are perfect if you want to expand your screen real estate with a secondary display for your laptop, computer, or games console. They’re easy to connect to your other devices, and incredibly lightweight for moving between home, office, and everywhere else. And in our experience hunting down deals, Black Friday offers up some big discounts on displays from LG, Innocn, Viewsonic, and more.

Our team of expert reviewers have tested out the best portable monitors. So we can help highlight the most amazing Black Friday portable monitor deals from the top models to the biggest discounts. Bookmark this page for the latest price-drops, and head over to our hub for the best Cyber Monday deals across hardware, software, and more. 

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Hongo 15.6'' 1080p portable monitor: $130Now $80 at AmazonSave $60 with coupon

Hongo 15.6'' 1080p portable monitor: was $130 Now $80 at Amazon
Save $60 with coupon This is a bargain portable monitor for well under $100. Hongo’s device is a 15.6in IPS display with two USB-C ports, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a mini-HDMI port, making it pretty simple to connect laptops, mini PCs, and games consoles. Specs-wise, the screen has a 1ms response time, 300nits brightness, and a solid 1000:1 contrast ratio. There’s even a budget folding case-and-stand included in the bundle.  

Asus ZenScreen MB16ACE: $210Now $140 at Best Buy
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Asus ZenScreen MB16ACE: was $210 Now $140 at Best Buy
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With its 1080p anti-glare display and IPS panel, the Asus ZenScreen MB16ACE has pretty much every feature you need from a portable monitor - including a foldable smart case to protect the device. The 5ms response time and 60 Hz refresh rate make it ideal for use as a second computer screen or streaming videos. Brightness hits 250nits, while the 800:1 contrast is low, but it feels like a fair trade for this 15.6in portable monitor with a 3 year warranty.

Hongo 16.1'' 144Hz portable monitor: $160Now $120 at AmazonSave $60 with coupon

Hongo 16.1'' 144Hz portable monitor: was $160 Now $120 at Amazon
Save $60 with coupon If you need a seriously portable monitor without sacrificing your screen real estate, Hongo’s 16.1in display is a good choice - especially at this price. The ultra-thin 1080p screen boasts HDR features and 178-degree viewing angles, and a high 1200:1 contrast ratio. With two USB-C ports and a HDMI port, it’s versatile enough to connect to laptops and PCs, as well as the Nintendo Switch, Xbox, and PlayStation.  

Innocn 15A1F: $350Now $189 at Amazon
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Innocn 15A1F: was $350 Now $189 at Amazon
Save $161 Our top pick for best portable monitor - the Innocn 15A1F - has a 15.6in FHD IPS OLED screen that delivers great vibrancy thanks to the 100% DCI-P3 color gamut and 400nits brightness. The 1ms screen latency makes it perfect for gaming or work. While there are limitations, in our Innocn 15A1F review, we praised the beautifully engineered and lightweight screen for delivering remarkably punchy colours and excellent levels of contrast - and at almost half price, this is an amazing deal.

HONGO 2K 16" Portable Monitor:$200Now $144 at Amazon
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HONGO 2K 16" Portable Monitor: was $200 Now $144 at Amazon
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This fully frameless 2K monitor offers a 120Hz refresh rate with a 1 millisecond response time. In our Hongo 2K 16in review, we found a value-packed choice for multitasking and gaming. We really like the sleek design and the very easy setup. It’s not perfect - we thought the built-in speakers were weak and the color accuracy needs improvement. But overall, an excellent 2K display for the price. It is VESA mountable, featuring two USB-C connections, alongside a Mini-HDMI port, 3.5mm audio jack.

KYY Portable Monitor: $220Now $99 at Amazon
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KYY Portable Monitor: was $220 Now $99 at Amazon
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Whether you're grinding that latest and greatest release, or a worker on the go spending long hours sorting spreadsheets - this monitor is perfect for you. Designed with a built-in blue light filter, anti-flicker, and eye care settings. Ultra slim at 0.3", two USB-C ports, 1ms response time, and FHD 1080p at 60Hz. A true budget option with some excellent features - especially at over half price!

LG Gram +view: $350 Now $300 at Amazon
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LG Gram +view: was $350 Now $300 at Amazon
Save $50 Connecting to your laptop via USB-C, LG’s 16in portable monitor features an impressive IPS panel and a 60Hz refresh rate - not enough for serious gamers. But with a 2560 x 1600 screen resolution, the DCI-P3 color gamut makes it a good choice for post-production professionals and those who want to experience HDR at its fullest. And with the non-reflective IPS display, this portable monitor is excellent for those on the go.

MSI Pro MP161 portable monitor: $195 Now $145 at Adorama
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MSI Pro MP161 portable monitor: was $195 Now $145 at Adorama
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A versatile portable monitor, the ultra-slim MSI Pro MP161 boasts a 15.6in FHD IPS panel with eye-care features, 250nits brightness, and a 4ms refresh rate. Chiefly aimed at on-the-go professionals, you can hook up the MP161 to most computing and gaming devices. This handy device will also slip nicely into any carry case with its 0.4" thickness. 

AOC I1659FWUX: $100Now $90 at Amazon
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AOC I1659FWUX: was $100 Now $90 at Amazon
Save $10 The AOC I1659FWUX is a moderately priced portable monitor. The 15.6in Full HD IPS screen offers wide viewing angles and decent color and picture quality. The device hooks up to your computer or laptop via USB 3.0, which also powers the portable monitor. If your device supports DP-Alt mode, you’ll find a 16in USB-C version. A budget 720p screen with USB 3.0 connection is also available

ZEUSLAP Z15ST: $299Now $119 at Newegg
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ZEUSLAP Z15ST: was $299 Now $119 at Newegg
Save $180 ZEUSLAP’s Z15ST portable monitor sees a hefty discount this Black Friday - 60% off - so you're saving more than you're spending! This 15.6in portable screen packs in everything you’d expect. It’s 1080p with HDR, featuring an IPS panel with 178-degree viewing angles, dual USB-C/mini-HDMI ports, dual speakers, and a decent 800:1 contrast ratio. It's a touchscreen, too, for those who need that.

UPerfect QLED: $220Now $150 at Walmart
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UPerfect QLED: was $220 Now $150 at Walmart
Save $70 Full DCI-P3, 99% Adobe RGB, 400cd/m2, HDR - UPerfect’s 15.6in QLED portable monitor is ideal for creatives who need accurate colors when they’re working. At 0.3in thick and 1.7 lbs, it’s fairly standard in size and weight. It does feature built-in speakers (and a 3.5mm audio jack), but no touchscreen functionality. 

ViewSonic VX1755: $250Now $240 at B&H Photo
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ViewSonic VX1755: was $250 Now $240 at B&H Photo
Save $10 ViewSonic’s VX1755 portable monitor is a 17.3in IPS panel display that clocks in at just under 2 lbs for the 0.6in thick screen. So, it’s perfect if you’re looking for portability in a larger display. It can be powered through your laptop with the USB-C cable or via a separate power bank or mains adapter. With a 144Hz refresh rate, it’s tailor-made for most gamers. It also packs AMD FreeSync technology for smoother graphics. 

Foowin portable monitor: Now $96 at Amazon
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Foowin portable monitor: Now $96 at Amazon
Save $20 with Coupon Foowin’s FHD display features an IPS panel with a 1000:1 contrast ratio. It weighs in at 1.74 lbs and 0.35in thick, making it only slightly heavier than some of our other portable monitor picks on sale this Black Friday. But that’s the trade-off for the cheaper price. USB-C and mini-HDMI connections are supported.

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Arzopa S1: £160Now £100 at Amazon
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Arzopa S1: was £160 Now £100 at Amazon
Save £70 with voucher Arzopa’s 15.6in Full HD portable monitor sees its lowest ever price on Amazon this Black Friday. Connect it to your device using a USB-C or mini-HDMI cable. Weighing in at 1.7 lbs, and just 0.3in thick, the ultra-thin display offers wide angle viewing and a decent display, although the 60Hz refresh rate may put off some.

ASUS ROG Strix XG16AHP Portable: £429 Now £249 at Amazon
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ASUS ROG Strix XG16AHP Portable: was £429 Now £249 at Amazon
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This is the no holds barred option for gamers on the go. ASUS have put together the ultimate portable gaming monitor. This 15.6" 1080p FHD @ 144Hz monitor features a 7800Ah battery that is good for 3 hours of use. As an added bonus, this monitor features a fold out kickstand for desk-level or elevated use. While you don't get the 2k resolution offered by other monitors on the list, you don't have to worry about this screen draining your device battery and measures up at 11.8mm and 900g.

Asus ZenScreen MB166C: £200Now £120 at Box
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Asus ZenScreen MB166C: was £200 Now £120 at Box
Save £80 One for professionals on the go, the ZenScreen MB166C from Asus is a slim 15.6in FHD portable monitor, measuring just 10.5mm thin and weighing  0.83kg. The IPS panel boasts a 5ms response time and 60Hz refresh rate. Luminance and contrasts are fair - expect 250nits and 800:1 contrast ratio. For power and signal, the MB166C uses a hybrid USB-C cable. 

Asus ZenScreen MB16ACV: Now £169 at Amazon
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Asus ZenScreen MB16ACV: was £199 Now £169 at Amazon
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An ideal portable monitor deal for those on-the-go, the Asus ZenScreen is built with professionals in mind.  Video editing, photo editing are also supported - although it still easily functions as a portable gaming monitor, just don't expect high refresh rates and response times. As a second monitor for a laptop, though, this is a good pick, with a good-sized 15.6in 1080p screen. There's even a built-in kickstand for setting up in the field. 

ESR Portable Ultra-Slim 15.6 Inch 1080P External Monitor: £170 Now £144 at Amazon
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ESR Portable Ultra-Slim 15.6 Inch 1080P External Monitor: was £170 Now £144 at Amazon
Save £26 ESR’s portable monitor comes with a fully adjustable kickstand that has a 180-degree range of motion, allowing the user to enjoy content in landscape and portrait mode. This 15.6in monitor has a 1920 x 1080 resolution and a smooth 60fps. Remember to apply the 20% off coupon for a further discount.

CUIUIC Portable monitor:£120Now £90 at Amazon
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CUIUIC Portable monitor: was £120 Now £90 at Amazon
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Featuring full compatibility with any USB-C device and FreeSync technology, this 15.6 inch FHD IPS portable monitor is a good choice for both gaming and working. At just under 1cm and 771 grams, its definitely a screen for those looking to save space and weight while on the move. 

LG Gram +view (16in): £245Now £230 at Amazon
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LG Gram +view (16in): was £245 Now £230 at Amazon
Save £15 LG’s Gram +view 16in portable monitor gives you a large professional display in a portable form-factor. This includes an immersive 170 degree viewing angle and anti glare technology to help you work in bright conditions.

Asus ZenScreen MB14AC: Now £194 at CCL Online

Asus ZenScreen MB14AC: Now £194 at CCL Online
This Asus has a 14in diagonal, so it's smaller than most of the other screens mentioned here and is suitable for work alongside compact laptops. Beyond that, it shares its DNA with other Asus portable monitors, so you get reliable IPS quality inside a sturdy, lightweight design. 

MSI Optix MAG162V 15.6 inch:

MSI Optix MAG162V 15.6 inch: Now £162 at Amazon
MSI’s Optix is a full HD ultra slim portable monitor that comes with a 60Hz refresh rate. This is a gaming display but will be equally at ease doing productivity or other entertainment tasks. MSI is especially well-known if you're looking for a portable monitor for gaming. 

Black Friday portable monitor deals: Buying advice

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are some of the most important shopping events of the year - and the perfect time to pick up a portable monitor deal. 

This year's Adobe Holiday Shopping Forecast suggests that sales across the four-day event could see some of the biggest discounts ever, with up to 30% for electronics. And consumers are expected to spend around $37.2 billion online over the so-called Cyber Week - which encompasses Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday.   

According to the company, the biggest discounts will happen during that week, with Black Friday being the best day to by a new TV, Saturday will be the best for computers. Sunday will be the right time for toys and apparel. And Cyber Monday will have those unmissable electronics and furniture deals. 

So, if it's Black Friday portable monitor deals you're looking for, the whole of Cyber Week should be a great time to buy. 

How can I find the best Black Friday portable monitor deals 

If you want a portable monitor deal for Black Friday or Cyber Monday, there are some simple and effective rules that you can follow to ensure you get the best deals. 

The first thing you should do? Plenty of research. There are loads of intriguing and effective portable monitor products around, but you'll need to know what you want to buy in advance so you can jump on deals as soon as they appear. If you want a portable monitor, you'll need to consider their screen sizes, connectivity options and attributes. 

You've got to do your research on retailers, too. All the big retailers watch each other's prices and match as often as possible, so you're likely to get a good deal no matter where you shop. But plenty of retailers also offer free gifts, discounted delivery, and product bundles to get an edge over the competition. Discover this information early and you can get even better value. Also be aware that Amazon frequently shows a discounted price - alongside a coupon box with even more money off. Just remember to click the box to take advantage of these savings. 

Be prepared to look for great deals right through the end of November to December. Cyber Week may usually hold the top portable monitor deals, but the discount season lasts for weeks. And, as ever, keep this page bookmarked for the latest information on all the best portable monitor discounts. 

There are plenty of other tips to bear in mind when you head online. It's worth using sites like PriceRunner to see if products are genuinely available with good discounts, and you can also create alerts for discounts on many sites, so you'll get an email if prices plummet. 

Create your online shopping accounts in advance so you'll be ready to buy as quickly as possible, and consider leaving your new hardware in the box after you buy - you could find it cheaper later in the shopping season and return the original product for a refund. 

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What kind of portable monitor should I buy on Black Friday? 

Portable monitors have loads of different uses, so they're extremely versatile, but they have many key attributes that you'll need to know about before deciding which one to buy. 

A portable monitor is the perfect option for adding a second display while you work on the move - if you work remotely, for instance, or if you hot-desk at the office. They can even add full-screen functionality to mobile devices like smartphones or tablets, and they're handy if you want a second display but don't have the room for a full-size monitor. The extra screen can dramatically improve your productivity and make your computing life easier, so it pays to get the right hardware. 

First, consider the size of screen you need. You can find portable monitors that range in size from 11.6in and 13.3in right up to 15.6in and 17.3in. Portable panels generally mirror the size options you'll find on modern laptops, and you need to think about how and where you'll be using the display. You may have the space for something bigger than your notebook's screen, but you might need something smaller and more portable too. 

Increased size will lead to increased weight and dimensions, too, so that's worth considering if you want something that's particularly portable. 

The level of quality on offer from the display could be crucial. If you only plan to use the portable monitor for web-browsing, communication tools and running Office apps then you can afford to buy a cheaper display without great color or contrast performance. But if you want to run creative and color-sensitive tasks on your portable panel, you'll need to spend more for a display that can produce a broader range of accurate colors. If that ticks the box for you, then you'll need a pricier IPS panel or one of the brand-new OLED displays that are just beginning to appear. 

Similarly, examine the display's resolution: a 1080p screen is fine for everyday work and mainstream creative tasks, but a 4K panel will always supply a crisper and more spacious experience. Also consider if you need a touchscreen or not. 

If you're planning to use your portable monitor for gaming, too, then you'll also want to check out refresh rates - when milliseconds count, the higher the better (a 360Hz refresh rate is best, but 144Hz will be fine for most gamers, too). If you're only using your second display for professional or personal use, then a 60Hz refresh rate will be absolutely grand. 

Bear in mind which displays come with the best ergonomic stand options - the ability to adjust the panel's position and angle is a huge boon. Others can attach to the back of your laptop screen with magnets, so you'll only have to carry one device around. Also make sure that any potential portable panel has the right connections to fit your laptop, and make sure it's got a protective case. 

Steve Clark
B2B Editor - Creative & Hardware

Steve is TechRadar Pro’s B2B Editor for Creative & Hardware. He explores the apps and devices for individuals and organizations that thrive on design and innovation. A former journalist at Web User magazine, he's covered software and hardware news, reviews, features, and guides. He's previously worked on content for Microsoft, Sony, and countless SaaS & product design firms. Once upon a time, he wrote commercials and movie trailers. Relentless champion of the Oxford comma.

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