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ARZOPA G1 15.6” 144Hz Gaming Portable Monitor Review

The laptop display is not enough to affect productivity, the mobile phone display is too small and inconvenient to view and affects vision, and the game console needs an external display. How can we solve so many problems? The best answer is to start with a portable monitor. Today’s display market is no longer dominated by a few manufacturers, but various emerging brands are constantly injecting fresh vitality, bringing users more diverse choices. This portable monitor I got started this time comes from such a very dynamic and creative brand “ARZOPA“. Its brands have already launched a variety of portable monitors, covering multiple functions and price points. Recently, I got ARZOPA G1 15.6” 144Hz Gaming Portable Monitor, let me share with you my experience of using this monitor, if you also have the same needs, you may wish to take a look!

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Specifications

  • Size: 15.6 inches (16: 9)
  • Panel: IPS
  • Resolution: 1920 * 1080
  • Frequency (H / V): 144HZ
  • Color: 100%sRGB
  • Contrast ratio (standard value): 1000: 1
  • Brightness: 300 nit
  • Bracket material: Made of aluminum alloy
  • Video input: Mini HDMI, full-featured Type-C * 2, 3.5mm audio
  • Speaker: Built-in dual speakers

Packaging and Unboxing

The packaging of the product is a hard white carton with a sponge on the top to protect the screen of the main unit from the wear and tear of long-distance transportation. The product is mainly placed in a sponge tray with a part of the hollow design at the bottom, which takes into account both firmness and lightness. The whole packaging is very well done in terms of product protection.

Open the packing box, in addition to the main body of the ARZOPA 15.6″ Portable Monitor, various accessories are placed neatly below. Open the accessories one by one to get a family portrait. You can see that they include 1 x USB-C to USB-C Cable (Full-functioned), 1 x Mini HDMI to HDMI Cable (For data transmission only), 1 x USB-C to USB-A Cable (For power supply only), 1 x Screen Cleaning Cloth and 1 x User Guide Kit.

Design

As a portable monitor, the ARZOPA G1 comes with a hard magnetic protective Carbon Fiber case as standard, considering the two rigid needs of easy portability and quick installation. This protective case is specially tailored for the ARZOPA G1. The workmanship and quality are good. It can not only protect the body but also serve as a stand. The magnetic protective cover can not only protect the display screen from being scratched during daily storage but also can be folded and unfolded as a display stand.

After the aforementioned magnetic protection cover is unfolded, it can also use as a stand for this monitor. By changing the two slots, two angles of 60° and 70° can realize to adapt to different desktop heights and sitting postures.

When I saw the ARZOPA G1 for the first time, I felt that its appearance design was obviously different from traditional monitors, and it was more like a thin and light tablet computer. Thin, very thin, and light, the entire display weighs about 0.61 kg, and the thickness is about 7.62mm, which is about the thickness of four coins. After using tablet devices such as iPads, this monitor feels light and light in the hand, and the thickness is also very comfortable to hold.

Let’s look at the screen part of ARZOPA G1, which uses an IPS display with a resolution of 1920*1080, and the overall appearance size is 364.9 x 274.8 x 8.9 mm. The surface of the screen is covered with a frosted coating, which can effectively reduce the reflection of the screen in a bright environment, and can also reduce fingerprint oil stains when you touch it. The ARZOPA G1 portable monitor is 15.6 inches in size and adopts an extremely narrow frame design on three sides. The LOGO is in the middle of the chin, and the square layout is very simple. 

The casing of the display is made of aluminum alloy material, deep black with matte technology, overall simplicity, and rich texture. The back adopts a segmented design, and the bottom is slightly thicker. The left and right sides respectively use for the layout of control buttons and interfaces. In addition, it is also convenient to add a bracket function with the magnetic attraction of the leather case.

Two long anti-slip pads and symmetrical speakers we find on the bottom of the display. There is a built-in dual-channel full-range volume speaker, and you can get a stereoscopic sound effect by directly using the speaker on a daily basis. The non-slip pad can increase the firm anti-slip performance when the holster is switched to the stand mode.

There is still a headphone jack on the left side of the monitor. There is also a menu volume knob and a power switch. More personalized settings for realistic effects can work through the menu knob.

There are two interfaces on the right side of the display which are more comprehensive, and the necessary cables are also included. We have two USB-C function interfaces and a mini-HDMI interface. ARZOPA G1 directly supports terminal devices with full-featured USB-C interfaces through a single Type-C to Type-C cable, and can also adapt to more devices in a wider range to form dual screens to achieve content display on the same screen or use it as an extended screen.

Compatible Laptop Models

  • Apple: MacBook 12 /2015 /2016 /2017 Pro MackBook Air 2018 / iPad Pro 2018-2020
  • HUAWEI: MateBook D / MateBook E / MateBook X / MateBook X Pro / MateBook 13 /MagicBook
  • Microsoft: SurfaceGo / Surface Book 2
  • ASUS: ZenBook 3 / ZenBook 3 Pro / ZenBook X / U4100 / U4100UN / AU5100UQ
  • MI: Mi Air 12.5 / Air 13.3 / Pro 15.6 / Pro 15.6 GTX
  • Lenovo: Y7000 / Y7000P / Y900K / YOGA / ThinkPad X1 / Carbon / MIIX 720 /Youga
  • HP: Elitebook 1050 G1 /Elitebook Folio G1 /ENVY13 / Spectre13
  • DELL: G3 / G5 / G7 / Inspiron 5000 / Inspiron 7000 / XPS13 / XPS15 / Latitude 5285
  • Google: Pixelbook
  • Razer: Blade Stealth / Blade Pro
  • Nvidia: Geforce RTX 2070 / Geforce RTX 2080 / Geforce RTX 2080Ti
  • More: Compatible with most PCs or Laptops.

Compatible Phone Models

  • Apple: It supports connection with iPhone, but a Lighting to HDMI adapter is needed.
  • HUAWEI: P20 / P20 RS / P20 Pro / P30 / P30 Pro / Mate 10 / 10 Pro / 20 / 20 X / 20 Pro / 30 / 30 Pro / RS /V20 /Note 10
  • Samsung: S8 / S8+ / S9 / S9+ / S10 / S10+ / S20 / Note 8 / Note 9 / Note 10 / Note 10+
  • Razer: Razer Phone / Razer Phone 2
  • Sony: Xperia 1 / Xperia 5 / Xperia XZ3. NOKIA: NOKIA 9 Pure / View. ASUS: ROG / ROG2. OPPO: R17 Pro. LG: G5 HTC: U Ultra
  • More: Compatible with Switch / XBOX / PS3 / PS4 / PS5 etc.

Display

In terms of screen display, this ARZOPA G1 portable screen is a 15.6-inch 16:9 IPS screen with a resolution of 1920*1080 and a refresh rate of 144Hz. It adopts an IPS technology panel, 170° wide viewing angle, 5ms response time, and 300cd/m² brightness. In terms of parameters, it is quite satisfactory, but the actual display effect is still good. ARZOPA G1 covers 100% sRGB color gamut, which is also the highest standard that monitors can achieve in terms of color coverage. It also means that ARZOPA G1 can restore the most authentic and original colors, and can apply to all colors Related fields, whether it is games, movies, or painting creation. Although I have no need for painting, I am still quite interested in movies and Games, so this makes me quite satisfied.

With this high-definition display with a brightness of 300cd/m² and a Contrast Ratio: of 1000: 1, details in bright and dark parts can be present, and the degree of detail is enough to meet daily needs. It is enough for daily office and study, watching movies and entertainment, or connecting mobile phones and game consoles to realize large-screen display.

In terms of operation, the volume adjusts by directly scrolling the knob-wheel button on the left, pressing it to enter the screen setting menu, and pressing it again to confirm, and the on/off button becomes the cancel function at this time. Like traditional monitors, we can also perform brightness/contrast, color, sound, HDR, signal source settings and adjustments, etc. on the ARZOPA G1 portable monitor.

Use Experience

First of all, it is the function of an external display screen that everyone is most interested in. Here we take a PS4 as an example. For video output devices without a Type-C interface, such as a PS4 console! then a Mini HDMI to HDMI cable will come in handy, but the power supply still needs a Type-C cable for power supply. At the same time, another Type-C interface can also use to charge mobile phones and other devices, which is very practical.

The experience with the PS4 game console, the overall experience is quite satisfactory. Although the hardware indicators are not comparable to gaming monitors. The 1080P resolution + 144Hz refresh rate, except for games such as FPS, is no problem dealing with most games. There is no smearing problem on the game screen. As for playing movies or acting as a secondary screen, it is more than enough. 

Response speed, while its brightness can reach 300 nits. With the combination of a 15.6-inch large screen and 1920*1080 resolution! the details of the game screen are also richer, and the contrast between light and dark is also very natural. The 144Hz refresh rate and 5ms response time make the game feel more smooth. Of course, you can connect with all gaming devices such as PS, XBOX, Nintendo Switch, and WIN handhelds. 

Like ordinary monitors, it also provides a wealth of adjustable parameters. From the most basic brightness and contrast to a variety of preset scene modes to color temperature, and color adjustment! and even eye protection mode levels to choose from. If you are not satisfied with the factory default parameters! you can adjust them to your own satisfaction according to your personal needs.

Connecting the ARZOPA G1 to form a second screen is more helpful to the cost engineer. As we all know, the cost of work needs to check and compare to various types of drawings while running the software. In addition, it is necessary to write the project description, etc. If it is only a 15.6-inch laptop, it needs to switch windows continuously, which is time-consuming and laborious. With the ARZOPA G1 Portable Display, the dual screens can display on separate screens for drawings and checklist documents, which is clear at a glance. And when going out on business to reconcile accounts, its advantages of lightness and portability are also fully experienced. Such a “true fragrance” experience has made the cost engineers follow suit. Now almost all my friends around have set up dual screens.

The ARZOPA G1 portable display also supports mobile phone expansion. For example, some mobile phone models such as Huawei, Honor, Xiaomi, and others support desktop mode! which is much more convenient for directly accessing mobile phone data or expanding large-screen displays. For example, during the epidemic, the screen of children’s online classes is too small if they only watch them on their mobile phones. If they watch them at close range for a long time, it will definitely affect their eyesight. After being enlarged through the 15.6-inch screen of the ARZOPA, the look and feel are greatly improved. In addition, it also supports connecting PS, Switch, and other game devices! bringing a bigger screen and a more exciting gaming experience.

It has been a while since I have used this ARZOPA G1 portable monitor. And it has completely changed my previous view of portable monitors. An entry-level portable monitor worth a few bucks is used to form a second screen! which brings a more efficient dual-screen office mode for work and study. It can also bring a larger field of vision and a more exciting gaming experience in entertainment viewing games. And if you have higher requirements for display effects, you can also choose ARZOPA to support more advanced portable screens such as 4K and touch screen control to create a “truly fragrant dual screen” experience!

Conclusion

For me, this ARZOPA G1 portable monitor is enough to meet our family’s office, study, and entertainment needs. As far as I already have a 15-inch thin and light notebook. But in the case of daily office work or coding the screen space is a bit cramped. Especially when it is necessary to browse the web to find information while coding or doing PPT and other situations that require multiple windows. With a portable display as the second screen, work efficiency can be greatly improved.

Although traditional monitors, TVs, projectors, and other devices can use as the main screen or secondary screen! they all inevitably need to connect more wires and occupy a larger space. In comparison, portable monitors are easier to use and more convenient. Portable, the application scenarios are more flexible and diverse, which can bring a lot of convenience to life and work. If you also plan to buy a portable monitor, then the cost-effective ARZOPA G1 will be an ideal choice. 

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