Is your current laptop's screen not quite big enough for you? Instead of spending big bucks to, why not just add an extra screen (or two!) to your current laptop setup? We've found top-rated portable monitors for laptops that are lightweight, perfect for small spaces when you're traveling and compatible with most laptop and computer screens, along with a variety of USB and HDMI ports.
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These portable monitors for laptops come with one or more screens that can work as a mega-screen, or function independently. Many of these top-rated portable monitors for laptops feature a 1080p resolution, HDR technology and more tech for a crisp, clear and colorful screen.
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Keep reading to shop the best portable monitors for laptops.
12.5" SideTrak Swivel attachable triple portable monitor
Triple your computer screen with this 4.2-star-rated SideTrak Swivel attachable portable monitor. The portable monitor is designed to mirror, rotate 270 degrees and swivel 360 degrees. The content on your screen will automatically adjust as you swivel and switch between orientations. Monitors require a USB-C or USB-A port, and a Mini HDMI port for each screen.
An Amazon customer who, per the site, purchased the portable monitor called it "everything I wanted."
"I chose this unit because it could attach it either side and I could get two without paying extra for some sort of double mount. Works really well -- I can pack everything into a backpack for travel and work," the reviewer wrote.
12" P2 triple portable monitor
Right now you can save $100 on this triple portable monitor that's compatible with most operating systems. Create a three-screen super-monitor, or use each screen independently. This triple monitor setup lets you adjust the brightness and volume for each monitor.
The monitors come with a laptop dual-screen extender that can be clipped to the laptop frame without the use of other accessories. It also includes a retractable stand. Monitors must have two USB-C or one UBS-C ports, and at least one HDMI port.
"I loved the fact that it was literally plug and play. Didn't have to install any drivers or other hardware," raved an Amazon reviewer, who is identified as a verified customer of the monitors.
12" OFiyaa triple portable monitor
Marked down $100 right now on Amazon, the OFiyaa triple laptop monitor weighs less than 3 pounds. The monitors give you four display modes so you always have the best view. The brightness, sound and contrast can be adjusted independently for each screen.
The monitors are compatible with most operating systems. They require at least two USB-C ports, or one USB-C port and one HDMI port.
15.6" Asus ZenScreen portable USB monitor
This Asus monitor weighs less than 2 pounds, and connects via USB type-C cables. The 1080p screen features an anti-glare surface and a blue-light filter.
"This is an absolutely fantastic, slim, portable display. I'm an app developer and it slips in my bag with ease," wrote an Amazon reviewer and verified customer of the Asus ZenScreen portable monitor.
15.6" KYY portable monitor
This portable monitor will save a bunch of space in your laptop bag: It features a 0.3-inch, ultra-slim profile, and weighs just 1.7 pounds. It offers 1080p resolution with HDR technology and this portable monitor is equipped with two USB type-C ports and a mini-HDMI port.
The KYY portable monitor comes with a scratch-proof smart cover made of faux leather. It doubles as a stand, and provides protection for your portable computer monitor.
"Working from home full time required the need to have additional monitors to be more effective in my workflow. I have a limited amount of space on my desk, and really wanted to put a portable monitor in front of an existing monitor, and the KYY monitor fit the bill perfectly, leaving enough room for my mechanical keyboard and wrist wrest," wrote an Amazon-noted verified customer.
17.3" ASUS ROG Strix portable gaming monitor
This portable monitor was made with gamers in mind. ASUS calls this monitor the "world's fastest portable gaming monitor." It boasts a 240Hz refresh rate and 3-millisecond pixel speed for super-smooth gaming visuals. The portable monitor features a 100% sRGB color gamut, and a 1,000:1 contrast ratio for gorgeous picture color.
The monitor only needs to charge for an hour to provide 120 minutes of game play. When fully charged, it has a battery life of up to 3.5 hours. It's compatible with most devices that take USB-C or micro-HDMI.
15.8" InnoView portable monitor
This super-lightweight InnoView portable monitor weighs just 1.5 pounds. It features 1920 by 1080 resolution, a 178-degree viewing angle, a 16:9 aspect ratio and HDR-rendering technology for strong image contrast and detail. The portable monitor can connect to laptops, PCs, tablets, smartphones and more via USB-C or mini HDMI ports.
"The display on this monitor is great. It's pretty close in color temperature to my laptop and the quality is pretty darn good. Setting it up was really easy," an Amazon customer wrote in a review.
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