Asus MB169B+ Review [2017]

 

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Asus MB169B+ Review [2017]

Read the full Asus MB169B+ review. Here is a portable monitor that doesn't limit your work abilities.

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Are you thinking of adding another monitor to your PC setup? Well, it’s definitely a great idea especially if your job entails you to work on multiple spreadsheets or you mostly do multi-tasking on several applications or research. Now before you go purchase the cheapest monitor you can find or the biggest monitor available, you will need to know and understand some key things first.

Why Buy A USB Powered Monitor?

There are actually a couple of reasons why you need to consider buying a USB Powered Monitor and one of its most significant advantage is you can save energy or power. While having multiple monitors will boost the power used, when you use a USB monitor, there is less power to be consumed which in turn requires less cooling. Why? Well, USB powered monitors are of course, powered via the USB, and you don’t need another power lead. In addition, this makes USB monitors more power efficient and portable compared to standard monitors.

USB powered monitors also improve productivity especially if your job entails working on several spreadsheets or multitasking several applications or windows. In addition, you won’t ever have to worry about the hassles of adding graphics cards or others or spending extra time setting it up. Basically, USB powered monitors are plug and play so you are definitely able to save a lot of time instead of having to go through a tedious process of installation.

Now that we have established why buying a USB Powered Monitor is something to consider if you are in the lookout for an additional display to your PC setup, let’s now review one of the most popular USB powered monitors available today, Asus mb169b+ monitor.


ASUS MB169B+ Review

ASUS MB169B+

ASUS MB169B+ 15.6″ Full HD USB Powered Monitor – By ASUS

Price: $617.00

Weight: 1.8 lbs

Dimensions: 17.2 x 2.3 x 11.7 inches

Asus MB168B+ is a 15.6” inch Full HD USB Powered Monitor that is known for its sleek design and portability. It only needs just one USB cable for both its video signal and power to deliver up to a Full HD resolution. With its higher bandwidth of USB 3.0 technology, expect to experience fast, fluid images from your connected device which makes having an on-the-go multi-display setup a reality. In addition, the Asus MB168B+ is backwards compatible with a notebook or desktop PC with a USB 2.0 port. Just a note though, using a USB 2.0 connection may affect brightness settings and image quality so choose this if you dare!

It boasts a slim 8mm profile which tip the scales at just 800g (1.76 pounds). In fact, the Asus MB168B+ USB Powered Monitor is considered to be the world’s slimmest and lightest companion display which makes it ideal for a simple on-the-go dual-monitor setup and mobile presentations for business and leisure.

With a durable metallic finish along a fine pattern of concentric circles, this Asus USB monitor is the perfect complement to your laptop or notebook. For added durability, it comes with a protective carrying case which can double as an adjustable stand for tabletop use.

The Asus MB168B+ USB Powered Monitor also features an Auto Rotate feature which senses its orientation automatically and then switches its display between landscape and portrait mode based on its position. Its backlight brightness will automatically adjust based on environmental lighting as well so be awed as it gets brighter when in light and dimmer in the dark. Additionally, when the AI Light is on, its ambient light sensor will detect the ambient lighting conditions automatically and then adjusts its optimal screen brightness for a more enhanced viewing and energy savings.

MB168B+ monitor also features ASUS EzLink technology which offloads graphics processing from the PC to dedicated hardware in the monitor. As a result, your PC can drive up to five MB168B+ monitors at the same time, no matter its graphics capability as long as you have sufficient USB ports. This EzLink feature also automatically restores application window positions as the monitor is connected and disconnected, and rotates the image between portrait and landscape modes.

FULL SPECS:
  • Screen Size: 15.6 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Max Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Panel Size: Wide Screen 15.6″(39.6cm) 16:9
  • Panel Type: WLED/ TN
  • Full HD 1080P: Yes
  • Pixel Pitch: 0.179mm
  • Brightness(Max): 250 cd/
  • Contrast Ratio (Max): 600:1
  • Viewing Angle (CR10): 140°(H)/120°(V)
  • Response Time: 11ms
PROS:
  • World’s slimmest and lightest USB monitor with a sleek and metallic finish
  • Auto-rotating display bundled with the ASUS Smart Case – a two-way adjustable stand and protective sleeve
  • Sharp 1080p resolution
  • USB 3.0 Technology

CONS:
  • USB cable too short
  • Requires USB type-C port which also has DisplayPort Alternative mode


 

Conclusion

Asus MB168B+ USB Powered Monitor is an ultra portable and slim monitor which is absolutely ideal for frequent travelers. Since it is considered to be the world’s lightest and slimmest USB monitor, you are assured that you can take it with you wherever you need to go, perfect for business presentations and even for leisure. Though there may have been reports of its USB cable being too short or may not be compatible with all USB Type-C ports, it is a durable USB powered monitor that delivers sharp resolution and top notch image quality.

ASUS MB169B+ 15.6

The perfect portable monitor for business and pleasure.

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