The 10 Best Raspberry Pi Monitors
This wiki has been updated 14 times since it was first published in July of 2018. If you're programming a Raspberry Pi unit to be able to play video content or just to act as a tiny computer, you're going to want a good monitor to interface with it. The options on our list come in a variety of sizes and boast features like adjustable backlights, capacitive touchscreens, and durable stands. We've ranked them here by resolution, performance, and build quality. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
October 06, 2020:
We wanted to establish a baseline for resolution on this ranking, with models like the Eviciv Portable and the Elecrow Capacitive IPS representing the least resolution we would allow for at 1040 x 600 pixels. The only exception to that rule was the Raspberry Pi 7-Inch, whose pedigree as a branded item makes it a smart choice for anyone wary of products with unpronounceable names made in shady factories overseas.
That isn't to say a full HD model like the SunFounder IPS 13.3 Inch or the Elecrow Gaming Display is absolutely necessary for everyone. If you're more interested in seeing what tricks you're able to execute with your engineering skills, you probably don't need the performance you'd otherwise see on higher-end portable monitors. That said, for anyone serious about gaming or looking to use their monitor with more powerful input sources, these might be your best bet.
July 04, 2019:
One of the big selling points of the Raspberry Pi computer is its versatility and portability. These small but mighty machines can be used as home media hubs, media players for your car, or even as day-today computers. Our list of monitors reflects that range of possibilities.
Take for example the Loncevon 7-Inch Small Portable, which can be mounted onto a dashboard with the included bracket stand and can be used to display a rear-view camera feed.
Raspberry Pi computers are also popular with those who want to build a retro-gaming system. The Waveshare Game HAT takes that concept to a whole new level. The enclosure gives you the feel and functionality of a mobile game console and the ability to add a rechargeable battery.
We've added Elecrow's super-slim CrowVi model to the list because it has plenty to like about it, including a large display size and support for 10-point touch, all in an energy efficient package.
Consumers should also note that the GeChic 1102E has an optional mount kit that is sold separately and which allows you to attach a Raspberry Pi computer to it.