Asus was one of the first companies to launch portable USB-C monitors, and at Computex this year it will launch two new unique designs.
First is the ZenScreen Touch (pictured above), a 15.6-inch, 1080p touch screen designed to be connected to smartphones or laptops. The main use case demonstrated at an event before Computex Taipei this week was for productivity-focused smart phone applications with complex user interfaces that are easier to operate on a larger canvas.
The ZenScreen Touch has a 7,800 mAh battery, comes with a protective case that folds into a stand, and also has the Asus trademark hole in the corner that allows you to hold the screen with a pencil in a pinch.
The ROG Strix XG17 is another portable 1080p monitor, but the focus could not be. Do not be more different: this is all about games. It is the world's first 240Hz portable gaming monitor, Asus proudly proclaims, and has a 17.3-inch IPS panel that supports a variable update rate.
This monitor also has two USB-C, Micro HDMI ports and a 7,800 mAh battery, which Asus says should be good for 3 hours at 240Hz. However, it will last longer with lower update rates, which you would probably want to set if you were using it with a switch like in these pictures. The most demanding options are aimed at competitive gaming players such as League of Legends or CS: GO that can be run on high quality cadres on laptops that may not have a high rate of updated built-in screens.
The price of any of these models is not yet known, but the ZenScreen Touch will come out next month.