Asus announces two portable monitors: one for 240Hz gaming, one for touching

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.

asus announces two portable monitors one for 240hz gaming one for touching

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.

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