In this article, I give you my Desklab portable 4K touchscreen 15,6″ monitor review with specs included. Not that I haven’t reviewed portable monitors before but this one is pretty high-end which is nice. We’ve got a 4K display on board. It’s a touch screen as well. It’s quite bright, it has full Adobe RGB coverage so this targets content creators clearly.
There’s also a Full HD version of this monitor for those who want to spend a little bit less and don’t need all that extra pixels. MSRP for the FullHD version is around $100 less than for the 4K version.
If you got a console, like the latest-gen PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X, and your family has kicked you out of the living room because they want to watch tv and you want to still play games in 4K glory, well, this is still worth the look too.
This monitor is made by a company called Desklab and it’s been out since the start of 2021. It is a touchscreen display too. That is a bit less common in portable monitors though you do see it. It’s glossy as a result but it’s not that glarey so I’m not going to complain about it. And it does make it look quite pretty subjectively.
The first time I plugged this thing in I was like ‘wow’, I wish my laptop display looked this good. So, it’s got full Adobe RGB coverage. This is something that’s important to content creators typically. You have almost full p3 coverage as well. Which is more for content consumption so thumbs up on that.
So for those of you who need a portable monitor you’re say a photographer out in the field and you want to look at your photos this would be obviously a very nice choice. Particularly if you’re using a laptop on the go that doesn’t have quite such a good display or you don’t want to use the laptop at all. Maybe you want to plug it directly into the camera.
But if for those who want to use it with a laptop absolutely no problem here. You can use it with any windows laptop linux laptop it’s just a monitor you just plug it in. And with macs as well including m1 max. Connectivity here is pretty cool too because it’s usb-c based. It does have fall back to hdmi and comes with an hdmi to mini hdmi cable.
But you also get that usb c to USB-C cable and when you use that you don’t have to plug in the wall wart the power adapter for it either. It gets power over USB-C a lighter carry less wires always a good thing. So if you’re using it with an operating system that supports touch we’re talking obviously windows or if you’re using with a galaxy smartphone from samsung you’re going to touch.
If you’re using it with a mac because this is driverless and there are no drivers for touch built into mac os you won’t get touched there. Obviously, if you do have a PlayStation 5 lucky you or an Xbox series x this would be an ideal companion if you’re looking for something that’s portable that you can move from room to room right.
Because you’ve got that 4k support. Now it’s 60 hertz not 120 hertz if you really want to push the envelope there. But hey for something that’s portable that’s fine too. And of course it works with the switch because it supports hdmi as well. The monitor has speakers yeah they’re kind of tinny.
Obviously, it’s better than nothing if you’re using an Xbox or a PlayStation with it but if you’re using a laptop probably laptop speakers will be better sounding. Now if you do use hdmi keep in mind you will use the included power adapter. So it all sounds really good right so what are the drawbacks see. Well, the drawbacks are it doesn’t come with the stand which is surprising.
Most of these do even if they’re cheesy horrible falls over easy kind of stance. They’ll sell you some stands or you can just pick any stand that you want made for a larger tablet. And it’s not cheap folks. This is 2.99 for the full HD and 399 for the 4k. Given the quality of this in terms of the build and the display i and the USB-C connectivity that doesn’t require the power outlet i would say it’s a fair price for it. But obviously, it’s going to be for those who need and are willing to pay for these features.
Desklab portable 4K touchscreen 15,6″ monitor