ViewSonic’s 17.2in VX1755 portable monitor takes gaming on the go

Portable monitors continue to flourish in this era of working from anywhere.

Joining ViewSonic’s range of portable monitors is the VX1755 featuring high refresh rates in a thin form factor.

Designed with gaming in mind, this little one hits 144Hz by utilising a 17.2in full-HD (1920×1080) IPS panel rated for 250 lumens of brightness and 4ms grey-to-grey response time. All in a slim chassis weighing only 1kg.

A basic 64 per cent sRGB colour gamut and 6bit + FRC panel are expected limitations at this size, yet static contrast ratio is acceptable at 800:1 and AMD’s FreeSync Premium technology ought to prevent excess tearing from rearing its ugly head.

The monitor connects through either USB-C – supplying audio, video and power – or mini-HDMI 2.0. That latter will require the VX1755 to be powered via an external supply attached to a second USB-C port as there is no onboard battery.

Frugal max power consumption of 13W suggests the monitor could be powered by a good-sized portable battery pack for a couple of hours. The manufacturer is keen to stress that while the ” VX1755 delivers seriously smooth gameplay for serious gamers,” it can also serve as “a complementary screen to a laptop or tablet for boosted productivity.”

Dual 0.8W integrated speakers handle audio output with a possibility for using headsets through a 3.5mm jack. The monitor can be set from 0 to 62 degrees thanks to its adjustable kickstand, while physical buttons allow control over colours, luminosity, and contrast.

The VX1755 retails for around $300 and is covered by a three-year limited warranty.