LG Electronics Portable Monitor, +View 16-inch Review: Why It's Better Than Ever
"Nearly as good as it gets for a 16inch portable monitor. A well made, sleek, quality device that folds away small and is a pleasure to use."
Hello everyone, my name is Rebecca Wills and I'm a vanlifer, freelance web developer and lover of all things tech. I am a full time digital nomad with a van in the UK and a small mobile home in the US to allow me to explore. Today, I'm reviewing the LG Electronics Portable Monitor, +View 16-inch. I have been looking for a good way to work remotely and I'm excited to share my experience with this incredible product.
The LG Electronics Portable Monitor is lightweight and portable and the 16-inch widescreen display offers great visuals. In addition, it has a variety of user-friendly features such as an auto-rotate display, built-in speakers, and a USB-C port for data transfer. It's perfect for working on the go and for watching movies and shows.
I'm really impressed with the quality of the LG Electronics Portable Monitor and I'm confident that everyone who uses it will be happy with the results. Stay tuned for my full review as I put this monitor to the test in my travels around the world.
You'll always get accurate colours when using the LG gram +view monitor. Perfect for bringing your creative ideas to life, the monitor offers WQXGA (2560 x 1600) High Resolution and DCI-P3 99% (typical) coverage, allowing you to see a wide range of colours, and an anti-glare panel for improved clarity. With a 16:10 large professional screen, you can even extend it to a 32:10 display when connected with a 16 inch LG gram for full immersion, aiding the perfect work station.
It's easy to set up too, with USB Type-C Thunderbolt connection on both sides meaning you don't need any extra power. Plus, the scalability and portability of the +view monitor makes for a much more convenient working experience. The auto rotate mode allows you to change the angle between 105° and 120° - so you can choose the most comfortable viewing angle for you.
At only 670g (990g with the Folio cover), you'll be able to take the LG gram +view anywhere you'd like to create your own work environment.
Weight 1.68 kgs Screen Size 16 inches Warranty 12 months Dimensions 0.8 x 36 x 24.6 cm
As a digital nomad who works in creative and IT fields, I'm always on the lookout for the highest quality, most ergonomic setup. I recently had the pleasure of trying the LG Electronics Portable Monitor, +View 16-inch, and I'm happy to report that it definitely lives up to its reputation.
The resolution is second to none, with WQXGA (2560 x 1600) High Resolution and DCI-P3 99% (Typ.) supporting a wide ranging Colour gamut with an Anti-glare panel. The 16:10 Large professional Screen can be extended to a 32:10 display when connected with 16 inch LG gram for full immersion, making it perfect for creative and IT related tasks.
The setup was effortless, with the USB Type-C ports on both sides, making it incredibly easy to attach and no additional power was required. It also comes with a convenient Auto rotate mode for either a horizontal or vertical screen so you can adjust the angle to what's most comfortable for you.
What impressed me the most was the lightweight of the monitor. At 670g (990g with Folio Cover), it's a must-have for any digital nomad. That, combined with the relatively good price (compared with direct alternatives) makes it a great value.
Overall, I'm very impressed with this monitor. I have no doubt it will help many digital nomads to work well, without compromising on quality. Highly recommended.
I purchased the LG Electronics Portable Monitor, +View 16-inch as a secondary monitor to complement my primary LG 4K IPS monitor. However, I was disappointed to find that the budget LG monitor had poor color rendition and appeared purple compared to a higher-end Dell monitor. Additionally, the high resolution of the monitor made everything look tiny when used next to a 4K 24 monitor, making it difficult to configure a seamless screen setup. It's important to consider the native resolution of your primary monitor before purchasing this monitor as a second display.
While the LG Electronics Portable Monitor has some positive aspects, such as its lightweight design and good screen quality, there are several drawbacks.
Should You Buy?
Overall, the LG Electronics Portable Monitor, +View 16-inch is a great choice for digital nomads. While it isn't perfect, it certainly comes close. The resolution and colour gamut are excellent for the size and it is lightweight and portable. Furthermore, the setup was a breeze and it can be used in either portrait or landscape mode.
The only drawbacks were the inaccurate colours, the resolution being too high, and the inadequate speakers. These issues are certainly worth considering before purchasing, but for the price, you're getting a decent portable monitor with a lot of features.
My advice would be to try it out before buying to see if it meets your specific needs. If the positives outweigh the negatives, then the LG Electronics Portable Monitor, +View 16-inch is nearly as good as it gets for a 16-inch portable monitor. A well made, sleek, quality device that folds away small and is a pleasure to use.
(Price When Reviewed: £257.49)
Self-professed vanlifer, digital nomad, blogger and freelance web developer. My van in the UK and my mobile home in the US aren't just places I live, they're my roving offices allowing me to work whilst giving me access to spaces that inspire me and feed my sense of adventure.More posts by Rebecca Wills