AOC’s portfolio of portable displays has many options. For example, the I1601FWUX offers a 15.6-inch portable display with USB-C connectivity. The I1659FWUX offers a similar panel with USB DisplayLink technology using the USB-A port.
The brand new I1601P model, on the other hand, combines the best of both worlds thanks to a hybrid, single-cable solution. For USB-C equipped laptops and devices, the 1601P can be easily connected with a single USB-C cable. The link will power the display and transmit the display signal with USB DisplayPort Alternate mode.
As USB-C technology spreads, older laptops and devices may not have such a port. In this case, DisplayLink technology transmits the video signal over the standard USB-A port, so this improvement in instant productivity is available to a new range of older and newer devices. DisplayLink drivers are available for download for a variety of operating systems, including Windows, macOS, Android, ChromeOS, and Ubuntu.
Flexible use for both traditional and modern computers makes possible many scenarios in which the I1601P can be used. In workplaces and homes, where some devices may have USB-C and some may only have USB-A, the I1601P enables a display to be expandable. The added benefit of having a second screen is huge. One screen can show an email or IM program, while the other screen can show a Word document or spreadsheet. Or you can watch a video on one screen and take notes on the other. It’s up to your imagination.
The minimalist design of the I1601P is gray aluminum on the back and thin black bezels on the front. The included SmartCase case can prevent the screen from being scratched while being transported, and can also be used as a foldable stand. Also, the product has a weight of 800g.
AOC’s I1601P features a 15.6-inch IPS panel with 1920 x 1080 resolution. It also has a 60 Hz refresh rate and a 5 ms GtG response time. With a brightness level of 220 nits and an anti-reflective coating, it can be used in most common lighting situations. LowBlue technology can be activated to reduce harmful blue wavelength light. The I1601P can be used in landscape and portrait modes. The OSD can be accessed with the physical buttons as well as the i-Menu software. The Auto-Pivot function can also be activated from here.
AOC I1601P can be found on the market from August 2021 at a recommended retail price of 289 USD.