AOC USB C Monitor 

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The first monitor that I have seen that takes both its power and video signal from a USB ‘C’ port. In fact it has just one connection the USB cable – the other end goes to a USB ‘C’ port on your Notebook or Tablet and an on/off button.

AOC I1601FWUX 15 6 Inch 39
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The AOC I1601FWUX portable full HD monitor measures 37x23.5x.7cm and weights 1053grams with prop and USB ‘C’ cable attached so small enough to travel with you.

The viewable screen is 34.5x19.5cm which gives the notional diagonal imperial measurement of 15.6inches.

While the claimed 1920x1080 is of course available the notebook/tablet I did most of my tests with showed 2160x1440 and this reproduced that either landscape or portrait where of course the display was 1440x2160.

This can be used to duplicate the main display, instead or the main display or to extend the display and even be used in portrait mode rather than landscape the last mentioned great for showing long web pages.

Another use could be instead of the main display when the main display is damaged but still accepting a signal.

Just to see if it could work I attached my SmartPhone to it and immediately got the screen displayed on the unit so again showing as a second display which is a lot easier for others to see than that of a SmartPhone. However this was only as a screen in the centre of the display but a good bit larger than the SmartPhone. In actual figures the six inch diagonal screen of the SmartPhone showed as a nine inch screen duplicated on the monitor.

Perhaps the best use in this mode is when the phone is in landscape mode when the full width of the monitor screen is used and just small bars top and bottom giving close to a 15inch diagonal display.

There is a single sided sheet with eight sections to show how to use the unit and even that the magnetic stand can be used flat against the front of the screen as a carry aid which of course protects the screen when not in use.

When the magnetic stand is laid against the back of the monitor it gives a back tilt of between 5 and 25 degrees.

I recently attended a 1 to 1 presentation at a café where the presenter spent a good bit of the time trying to get his phone to connect to his notebook whereas if it had been one with USB ‘C’ he could have connected to this monitor in seconds.

Of course this must drain power from the phone far quicker as the USB ‘C’ connection is being used to power the panel but it would have been a far better presentation and what he had to convey would have remained in my memory and not the time wasted in trying to connect.

So providing you have a USB ‘C’ connection on your notebook/tablet or even phone then this gives a second display viewable to a wider audience and as the monitor weights only a tad over one kilo not a lot to carry.

The AOC I1601FWUX is available from Amazon for £168.41.

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