Moveable OLED expose ASUS ZenScreen in overview: Amazing image quality and color home coverage

Moveable OLED expose ASUS ZenScreen in overview: Amazing image quality and color home coverage

OLé OLED. The producer advertises the feather-light (650 g) secondary expose primarily with excessive color accuracy (100% DCI-P3), the excessive brightness (400 nits height), instant response time (1 ms), HDR10, and so forth. We check what the Asus OLED is dazzling for and whether or not the charges of direction flip out that factual.

Christian Hintze, Anton Avdyushkin (translated by DeepL / Ninh Duy), Published 🇩🇪

Your notebook computer display camouflage is mediocre at easiest, nonetheless you’d like to achieve image or video bettering with excessive color constancy? Or even you’d like a second expose with excessive color constancy for the reveal of industrial or front room? Elevate the curtain on the ASUS ZenScreen OLED MQ16AH.

In September, we reviewed the IPS version of the Asus ZenScreen (MB16AC), and now the producer follows up with a conveyable, exterior OLED video display.


15.00 bolt 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, shimmering: sure


3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Vitality Provide (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: Headset, Sensors: proximity sensor


height x width x depth (in mm): 8.95 x 358.7 x 226.15 (=0.35 x 14.12 x 8.9 in)

Further suggestions

36 Months Warranty


650 g (= 22.93 oz / 1.43 kilos) (= 0 oz / 0 kilos)

Expose: The producer might perhaps exhaust parts from somewhat about a suppliers alongside side expose panels, drives or memory sticks with same specs.

The case of the 15.6-bolt ZenScreen is especially made of steel, and most sensible the shadowy expose frame is made of plastic. Thus, the display camouflage is somewhat stable. Nevertheless it’s restful light – the producer states most sensible 650 g and that’s also precisely the payment that our own scales expose. Thus, it’s even lighter than the 780 g of the IPS version.

The expose can every so often be zigzag, nonetheless the plastic frame can crack infrequently. The maximum thickness is dazzling below 9 mm, nonetheless that most sensible applies to the lower third of the expose. It is miles even thinner above, we measured about 5 mm.

A brand unique tripod thread is found on the lower, thicker halt – very expeditiously-witted! The central threaded connector protrudes about a millimeters from the casing over again.

The color is silver-grey, the Asus emblem is emblazoned in reflective letters on the abet, and the producer has also made a expose below the expose on the front.

There are now most sensible dinky, narrow support an eye on buttons on the left edge. The “hole” for the stand has disappeared; the characteristic is now taken over by an integrated magnetic case that will most definitely also be folded into a stand.

Proximity Sensor
Proximity Sensor

The ZenScreen doesn’t own its own speakers, neither is there a contact characteristic. On the somewhat about a hand, the instruments ratings with a proximity sensor, for instance. This allows the display camouflage to verify energy by turning off the OLEDs if you progress away. On the opposite hand, the sensor might most definitely also be deactivated.

The Asus ZenScreen OLED has precisely 5 ports. Four of them are USB-C ports with somewhat about a capabilities. The port on the underside left supports Vitality Provide, nonetheless not DisplayPort, so the integrated USB-C energy adapter is connected here (10-18 W).

The somewhat about a two USB-C ports enhance DisplayPort, so further gamers might most definitely also be connected here. A mini-HDMI port and a headphone jack in mini-jack structure are also found on the dazzling facet.

The warranty length for the product in Germany is three years.

Equipment include a refined-having a search brown/blue conceal or “gorgeous case” on the one hand, and surprisingly, the packaging itself. The latter deserve to be saved since it’s miles going to even be transformed into a video display conceal in about a steps. Reflections are then reduced at boring night, shadowy field and the color intensity is reinforced by less incident light.

The brown Honest Case, on the somewhat about a hand, not most sensible protects the panel from scratches nonetheless might most definitely also be folded and unfolded in various methods to create various stand methods for the video display. It also adheres magnetically to the expose casing and might perhaps thus even be removed with out effort.

On the opposite hand, we had primarily the most problems with the conceal. It will even be bent in so many places that it’s intriguing to procure the expose into a expeditiously-witted reveal as any other of a semi-recumbent one since the conceal in total bends very with out effort. It is not in particular stable as a stand.

There will not be this form of thing as a VESA mount, a tripod is basically helpful for intensive exhaust.

Sure OLED subpixels
Sure OLED subpixels

Asus uses a shimmering OLED panel in a 15.6-bolt structure. The brightness of dazzling over 400 nits is terribly factual, and the shadowy payment of an OLED panel is previous any doubt anyway. It is miles vastly superior to the portable IPS opponents tested within the previous at practically all charges.

Backlight bleeding is also not an reveal with OLEDs; the natural LEDs illuminate the expose evenly. The response times are a instant 1 ms.

PWM (explore below) is more of an reveal, though. OLEDs in most cases flicker with 60 Hz anyway, nonetheless this mannequin additionally uses PWM with a frequency of 475 Hz from a brightness of 21% and below. The frequency drops to about 120 Hz at even lower brightness values.


Distribution of brightness

X-Rite i1Pro 3

Most: 413 cd/m² (Nits) Moderate: 408.4 cd/m² Minimum: 3.9 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 97 %
Distinction: 13400:1 (Black: 0.03 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.34 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.2, calibrated: 4.34
ΔE Greyscale 1.87 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
95.6% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Ninety 9.8% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Ninety 9.2% Price P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.46

Asus ASUS ZenScreen MQ16AH
1920×1080, 15.00
Lepow Kind-C Moveable Visual display unit X0025I0D4P
1920×1080, 15.60
MEMTEQ Kind-C Moveable Visual display unit Z1
1920×1080, 15.60
MageDok Atlas Gaming Visual display unit
1920×1080, 15.60
C-Force CF015C
3840×2160, 15.60





Price P3 Protection

Ninety 9.2









sRGB Protection

Ninety 9.8







Ninety 9.9


AdobeRGB 1998 Protection








Ninety 9


Response Times





Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *

0.8 ?(0.5, 0.3)

30.8 ?(16.8, 14)


52 ?(26, 26)


10.4 ?(6.4, 4)


32.4 ?(19.2, 13.2)


Response Time Black / White *

1.6 ?(0.8, 0.8)

23.6 ?(12.4, 11.2)


42.5 ?(25.2, 17.3)


11 ?(7.6, 3.4)


27.2 ?(17.2, 10)


PWM Frequency


1000 ?(23)


1000 ?(31)


4950 ?(Ninety 9)


Display camouflage





Brightness center




















Brightness Distribution










Black Stage *

















-Ninety 9%



Colorchecker dE 2000 *










Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *










Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *








Greyscale dE 2000 *











2.46 89%

2.04 108%

1.59 138%

1.96 112%

2.22 Ninety 9%


6365 102%

8567 76%

7310 89%

6295 103%

5904 110%

Color Topic (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)





Color Topic (Percent of sRGB)





Total Moderate (Program / Settings)

-688% /

-1041% /

-215% /

-975% /

* … smaller is more fit

Price Response Times

Price response times expose how instant the display camouflage is able to substitute from one color to the following. Sluggish response times can lead to afterimages and might perhaps motive transferring objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of instant-paced 3D titles might perhaps restful pay particular consideration to instant response times.

       Response Time Black to White
1.6 ms … rise ↗ and fall ↘ blended ↗ 0.8 ms rise
↘ 0.8 ms fall
The display camouflage reveals very instant response charges in our exams and deserve to be thoroughly suited for instant-paced gaming.
In comparability, all tested devices vary from 0.4 (minimal) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 2 % of all devices are higher.
This implies that the measured response time is more fit than the typical of all tested devices (22.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
0.8 ms … rise ↗ and fall ↘ blended ↗ 0.5 ms rise
↘ 0.3 ms fall
The display camouflage reveals very instant response charges in our exams and deserve to be thoroughly suited for instant-paced gaming.
In comparability, all tested devices vary from 0.25 (minimal) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 0 % of all devices are higher.
This implies that the measured response time is more fit than the typical of all tested devices (35.9 ms).

Display camouflage Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To shadowy the display camouflage, some notebooks will merely cycle the backlight on and off in snappy succession – a system known as Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This biking frequency might perhaps restful ideally be undetectable to the human seek for. If acknowledged frequency is too low, customers with sensitive eyes might perhaps skills stress or complications or even seek for the flickering altogether.

Display camouflage flickering / PWM detected 485 Hz

The expose backlight sparkles at 485 Hz (Seemingly using PWM) .

The frequency of 485 Hz within reason excessive, so most customers sensitive to PWM might perhaps restful not seek for any flickering. On the opposite hand, there are reports that some customers are restful sensitive to PWM at 500 Hz and above, so be conscious.

In comparability: 53 % of all tested devices attain not exhaust PWM to shadowy the expose. If PWM became detected, a median of 19555 (minimal: 5 – maximum: 3846000) Hz became measured.

Asus primarily advertises the excessive color home coverage of allegedly 100% DCI-P3 and the Delta E of less than 2. The latter will not be specified in more component, nonetheless it surely is factual per our measurements for the grayscale, where the deviation is of direction below the label of 2.

On the opposite hand, the color deviation is higher and might perhaps not be improved by a singular calibration; the panel is practically completely adjusted ex-manufacturing unit.

Allegedly, the ZenScreen achieves 100% DCI-P3 coverage, which we might perhaps additionally verify. Even AdobeRGB is lined by about 96%, and sRGB with the DCI-P3 is lined practically totally. Thus, the OLED is also dazzling for expert photo or video bettering.

Clearly, the shimmering flooring is anxious outside, nonetheless the factual brightness and the solid shadowy level manufacture up for that somewhat. On the opposite hand, which that you might restful get a shady space and be particular that the viewing attitude is scream.

The ZenScreen stays cool with out a fan in all cases. Even the energy present barely heats up at around 30 °C.

  22 °C
72 F
22 °C
72 F
22 °C
72 F
  22 °C
72 F
23 °C
73 F
22 °C
72 F
  23 °C
73 F
26 °C
79 F
25 °C
77 F
Most: 26 °C=79 F
Moderate: 23 °C=73 F
23 °C
73 F
23 °C
73 F
22 °C
72 F
24 °C
75 F
24 °C
75 F
23 °C
73 F
25 °C
77 F
25 °C
77 F
22 °C
72 F
Most: 25 °C=77 F
Moderate: 23.4 °C=74 F

Vitality Provide (max.)  30 °C=86 F | Room Temperature 18 °C=64 F | Fluke 62 Mini

(+) The average temperature for the higher facet below maximal load is 23 °C / 73 F, when compared with the typical of 31.2 °C / 88 F for the devices within the class Multimedia.
(+) The maximum temperature on the higher facet is 26 °C / 79 F, when compared with the typical of 36.8 °C / 98 F, starting from 21.1 to 71 °C for the class Multimedia.
(+) The bottom heats as much as a maximum of 25 °C / 77 F, when compared with the typical of 39.1 °C / 102 F
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than pores and skin temperature with a maximum of 26 °C / 78.8 F and are for this reason truth cool to the contact.
(+) The average temperature of the palmrest space of same devices became 28.9 °C / 84 F (+2.9 °C / 5.2 F).

Besides its dimension, the energy consumption of an OLED mainly depends upon the displayed recount material. The LEDs merely about flip off in shadowy, so unlike IPS panels, shadowy recount material consumes less than very brilliant recount material.

When having a search via script within the fashioned, white Windows theme, the display camouflage consumes about 11 W at a brightness of 100 percent. Asus itself states that the consumption is below 15 W, which we can verify.

Related via USB-C to a DisplayPort-capable USB-C port of a notebook, the ZenScreen doesn’t need an further energy present and is powered by the notebook.

And these that need a in actuality mobile expose also can energy the ZenScreen with a sufficiently solid energy financial institution. The expose can address 5 to 12 V at 2 A.

On the opposite hand, it will be tight at 5 V and a pair of A in look of the consumption. It restful works, nonetheless the brightness is reduced to 80 percent when connecting to 1 other PC via USB-C.


+ handsome image quality

+ broad color home coverage

+ very instant response times

+ light, skinny steel housing

+ Tripod thread


critically wobbly conceal as stand

no speakers

Asus ZenScreen MQ16AH, supplied by Asus
Asus ZenScreen MQ16AH, supplied by Asus

The Asus ZenScreen MQ16AH, to not be stressed with the IPS variant Asus ZenScreen MB16AH, is previous reproach by expose. Contrasts and colors are expeditiously-witted and blacks are of direction shadowy as any other of the light grey of fashioned IPS shows – enormous! The color home coverage is also impressive, so the display camouflage might most definitely also be engaging for experts. Moreover it’s miles in particular light.

Criticism can every so often be found with the OLED ZenScreen. The casing will not be overly stable as a stand and the united statesC cable to the energy present will seemingly be longer. Otherwise, the most sensible complaint is the excessive label when compared with somewhat about a devices on this class. On the opposite hand, you furthermore mght procure high image quality in return.

The Asus ZenScreen primarily convinces with enormous image quality and excessive color home coverage. Moreover it’s miles incredibly light and has a tripod connection.


Christian Hintze, 2022-12-10 (Update: 2022-12-10)

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