Asus ROG Strix XG16AHPE portable gaming monitor review: 144Hz G-Sync To Go


The Asus ROG Strix XG16AHPE is a gaming-centric portable display that supports a 144Hz refresh rate and Nvidia G-Sync compatibility thanks to its IPS panel. This is a good departure from the standard 60Hz panels typical of this class. The XG16AHPE is also great for mobile warriors thanks to its built-in battery, which can give you several hours of battery life in the field. It supports a variety of inputs, making it as adept at connecting to a laptop via USB-C (DisplayPort Alt-Mode) as it is pairing with a Raspberry pie via HDMI.

One of the best portable monitors, the Asus ROG Strix XG16AHPE is a welcome entry into the gaming-centric portable space that’s only surpassed by its big brother: the 17.3-inch. XG17AHPE with its 240Hz refresh rate, which we tested previously. It brings many features to the table, including the ability to orient itself in landscape or portrait mode. All of these features come with a price tag of $399, which puts the XG16AHPE in a higher tier for portable monitors.

Specifications of the Asus ROG XG16AHPE

Panel/Backlight Type IPS/WLED
Screen Size/Aspect Ratio 15.6 inch / 16:9
Maximum resolution and refresh rate 1920 x 1080 @ 144Hz
The depth of color 8 bit
Maximum brightness 300nits
Response time 3ms
Contrast 800:01:00
Ports Mini-HDMI, USB-C (Display-Port Alt Mode), headphone jack
Touch Nothing
Dimensions 14.19 x 8.88 x 0.46 inches
Mass 1.98 pounds

Design of the Asus ROG XG16AHPE