AOC has been cranking out the monitors as of late, and its newest creation delivers a portable USB-C solution that is sure to catch the eye of MacBook owners. Priced at under $200 and offering 16-inches of real estate, this IPS panel maybe be an on-the-go solution that we’ve been clamoring for.
The USB-C display market has still been slow to evolve, despite Apple and others pushing forward with the connection on a wide range of devices over the last year. LG has released a few options but pricing has largely kept it out of reach for most consumers. Today’s release from AOC has an attractive MSRP at $199.99, which puts it more in the impulse buy range.
At 16-inches, this display is larger than an iPad Pro but arguably still small enough to carry around in most instances. It sports a piano-black glossy finish and pushes out full 1080p at 60Hz. The resolution may be a problem for some, but the reality is that a mobile 4K solution just isn’t in the cards at this price point.
AOC doesn’t offer much in the way of details on how this monitor will affect battery performance on Apple’s MacBooks. Because power is pulled from the USB-C connection only, there are potential issues that may arise away from an outlet.
Obviously the notable advantage of AOC’s latest release is the ability to enjoy a dual monitor setup on the road. I’ve typically used the Duet app paired with my iPad Pro, but having a more native solution like this opens a world of possibilities. The ability to function in landscape or portrait modes offers the type of flexibility that can be really helpful when working in a hotel room, away from home, or just about anywhere.
The new AOC I1601FWUX monitor is available for purchase today from Amazon with an already discounted price of $189.98 shipped. AOC’s monitors have generally received solid ratings across the board at Amazon and other retailers.
New AOC 16” USB-C Monitor is the Perfect Portable Laptop Accessory for Productivity
Fremont, Calif. – October 26, 2017 – AOC, a worldwide leader in monitor display technology, today announces the AOC 16” class USB-C Monitor (I1601FWUX), with ultra-slim IPS panel for extreme portability.
The USB-C monitor is slim and lightweight to be easily used on-the-go. The widescreen monitor receives both power and signal via a single USB-C cable for plug-and-play connectivity. It does not require a dedicated power cord or VGA cable, and comes with a foldable flexi-stand for maximum flexibility. This makes it perfect for accountants working at a client’s office or a road warrior working from his hotel room. It is available now at Amazon for $199 (MSRP).
Designed with a piano-black glossy finish, this USB-C monitor has a 15.6” display with a 700:1 contrast ratio, 5ms response time and a full HD resolution at 60Hz. The IPS panel provides wide viewing angles and has better color uniformity than TN panels. The USB-C monitor also utilizes AOC’s LowBlue Mode. Through the software, the monitor decreases harmful blue light by controlling color temperature while keeping the vivid color.
At 15.6 inches and about 1.81lbs, the monitor is extremely portable. Its small form factor makes it perfect for business presentations, travelling or dual-monitor setups on-the-go. It easily fits into a backpack or its own included carrying case.
USB Type-C technology allows for bi-directional power and reversible plug orientation since both ends of the cable are the same. Additionally, it can plug in “upside down” since it will work any way you plug it in.
The 16” USB Monitor with its foldable flexi-stand is perfect for viewing in landscape or portrait mode. Landscape mode is ideal for presentations and spreadsheets, while the Portrait mode conveniently gives you an easy vertical view of your instant messaging programs, infographics, or search results. This monitor has a unique auto-pivot feature that automatically adjusts the image according to the display’s orientation, so you will never have to change settings as you switch between landscape and portrait mode.