Which AOC portable monitors are best?
Given the ever-increasing popularity and availability of remote work positions, having a portable monitor that is reliable and affordable can be a key to remaining flexible and keeping your work setup mobile. Whether you are a professional who is always on the move, a gamer looking to upgrade your setup on the cheap or an artist looking for an interactive device, a portable monitor is an ideal solution. With a reliable unit like the AOC I1659FWUX 15.6″ USB-Powered Portable Monitor as part of your kit, you can enjoy full HD graphics capabilities wherever you are.
What to know before you buy an AOC portable monitor
Portable monitor features
While it’s always a good idea to check the technical specifications of any electronic device before you buy it, this is especially true when it comes to portable monitors. After all, you don’t want to sit down in the park to create your latest drawing only to discover that it lacks a touchscreen in the first place.
Furthermore, if the monitor is going to be used to entertain small children in a moving vehicle, it should feature a reasonably sturdy construction and a safe and easily identifiable power source. With features such as USB ports that allow portable monitors to perform data transfers as well as both powering and charging the device, making a connection is as easy as attaching a cable.
Construction, battery life and screen
Let’s face it, an electronic device with the word “portable” in the name should be lightweight. As such, all the models reviewed have been selected for their extremely lightweight, slim designs and impressive 15.6-inch screens.
Furthermore, a reliable portable tablet can last for hours and hours off a single charge. Also look for features such as blue light mitigation, the ability to automatically pivot the display’s orientation when being moved and a power consumption requirement of a mere 0.5 watts.
What to look for in a quality AOC portable monitor
Micro HDMI ports
For those looking to purchase an AOC portable monitor as a means of creating a mobile dual-monitor setup, photography workstation or gaming platform, you need a way of connecting the monitor to your camera, laptop or video game console. Thankfully, some models of AOD portable monitors come equipped with Micro HDMI ports to allow you to seamlessly connect your monitor to other electronic devices with the use of a Micro HDMI to HDMI cable.
Full HD screens and touch screens
Just because you aren’t spending an exorbitant amount of money on a new portable monitor doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the best technology available for the price. In fact, many models of AOC portable monitors come with 15.6 full HD screens with 1920×1080 resolution and touch screens with IPS display technology.
For those who are unfamiliar, IPS stands for In-Plane Switching and it allows equipped monitors to have improved screen consistency and color accuracy, a wider range of viewing angles and quicker than average response times. In addition, some versions of AOC portable monitors offer an impressive 220cd/M² of brightness, which is reasonably impressive for the price.
Since you are likely purchasing an AOC portable monitor for the freedom and convenience they allow, why would you purchase a monitor with a static display? Fortunately, many AOC portable monitors come with incorporated features such as Auto-Pivot orientation detection for both portrait and landscape modes as well as built-in 8000mAh battery banks, speakers, smart covers, flexible screen holders and more. Furthermore, some models come with options for USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and USB-C connectivity, blue light mitigation and plug-and-play functionality with both Macs and Windows PCs.
How much you can expect to spend on an AOC portable monitor
Depending on your desired features and budgetary considerations, a quality AOC portable monitor can cost anywhere from $130-$285 and sometimes more.