The ROG Strix XG16 portable monitor brings 144Hz gaming anywhere you go

Jul 22, 2020 Written by:Chris_Barr

Long gone are the days where “portable gaming” meant staring at a tiny screen and carrying a dozen AA batteries in your pocket. Now everyone has a phone with them at all times that’s suitable for gaming and access to powerful laptops and even portable consoles that can go virtually anywhere. What hasn’t changed is that even with the biggest mobile gaming devices, we still want to see our games in the highest fidelity on a larger screen. This is why we’re introducing the ROG Strix XG16 portable gaming monitor.


The ROG Strix XG16 is a 15.6” IPS panel that’s ready to upgrade your game, regardless of what system you use on the road. This isn’t just your average portable monitor, either. The 144Hz refresh rate and Adaptive-Sync support make it the perfect companion for competitive gamers looking to get an edge while away from home. In fact, those specs make the XG16 a perfect match for the just-announced ROG Phone 3 and its 144Hz native refresh rate. If you want to put your favorite mobile game on the big screen, you won’t give up anything for the privilege with this display. 

When we designed the XG16, we didn’t just want to make a larger screen that fits in a laptop bag. We wanted to create a display that makes you feel like you’re sitting at your home battlestation, regardless of where you are. To accomplish this, we built a kickstand directly into the ultra-thin display that supports multiple angles in both portrait and landscape view. To get a more traditional monitor feel, the XG16 also features a standard tripod hole that can be used with our ROG Tripod stand. When used with the ROG Tripod, the XG16 is virtually indistinguishable from any other ROG monitor, allowing you to create multi-monitor configurations that feel just like your setup back home.


Since you typically don’t spend time looking for outlets around your house, we don’t think you should have to do that on the road, either. The XG16 comes equipped with a 7800mAh battery with enough juice to carry you through up to three hours of action. The XG16 provides broad connectivity, too. A micro-HDMI port offers compatibility with virtually any console or PC, while one USB Type-C port supplies power to the monitor and another Type-C port lets you connect to handheld devices such as a smartphone or a Nintendo Switch. If you’re connecting your phone via USB-C, the XG16 will supply power to the device to keep it charged while you game. And even if you’re connecting to the monitor with the micro-HDMI connection, you can still use the XG16’s battery to charge your device from the USB-C port.

A pair of front-facing speakers keep you immersed in the action when you’re gaming in secluded spaces such as a hotel room. For those times where you don’t want to disturb the people around you, you can use the headphone jack. It’s powered by an embedded ESS DAC for supreme fidelity.


Regardless of where you game, whether it’s on the road or at home, the ROG Strix XG16 is the perfect companion. The slim 15.6” 144Hz IPS display maximizes your potential while providing stunning visuals. With up to 3 hours of battery life and plenty of options for both audio and video connectivity, the XG16 is ready to level up your game. For more information on pricing and availability, please contact your local ASUS representative.