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It was only a matter of time before portable monitors became a more sought out commodity than the regular monitors. Sure, the big desktop monitors have many things going on for them, like pure 4k and the huge size, but in the age of portability and mobility, the portable monitors are slowly becoming king. We can only see that in the future we will get much better screens that will also have the same specifications and support as the desktop monitors have, the only difference will always be the size.
With that being said, we have a new display that we got our hands on for this review and the name of the monitor is GeChic 1503A. It is a reliable monitor that comes with its own unique set that differs a bit from the leading brands, so let’s get down to the description and overall specifications of what it has to offer.
While the unit has a thickness of 1.1 cm, it is designed as a slick 15′ display that handles nicely in our hands. It has several buttons on its side that opens up the various options that you can tweak for a perfect monitor, and its edges are curved, making it a nice rounded up screen. The screen protector covers the whole front side which is made from plastic.
The back of the unit has a fixed magnetic stand that can be used to place your monitor wherever you find a flat surface. The speakers are placed on the top. The quality of the speakers is good enough for a portable display. It is quite light as it weighs 812g without the screen protector. It performs like a second screen very nicely, and you can use it on most mobile devices.
Like we mentioned before it can be upgraded with additional features, which kind of sets it apart from many similar products in the market. That alone gives it an edge when it comes to its usefulness, as everyone who needs a second screen in the same working space can attach this device to the wall and detach it once you need to go mobile.
Other than that, GeChic 1503A performs the same as many other computer screens on the market. The only downside is that the screen can’t be viewed from all angles as the visibility drops at certain angles. We can definitely see people who have several needs from this device making full use of this one and all its features.
When it comes to the performance, we have to say we were pleasantly surprised with what it has to offer. It certainly is not the best portable display on the market, as it is also not the most expensive one, however with its additional add-ons, it becomes quite a powerhouse for a second portable monitor. The OSD color setting offers 6 different color settings. It works perfectly as a plug and play device and can be used on smartphones, TV, desktop PC’s, laptops and gaming consoles.
When it comes to the warranty, the GeChic 1503A lets us down. While some devices have opted to go for a 2-year warranty and some even go as far as the three, the GeChic 1503A only offers a one-year warranty. This is a deal breaker for some, and we understand that stance as we believe that there should be a minimum of two years on every electronic device when it comes to warranty.
- Dimensions: 15″ x 9.7″ x 0.4″
- Weight: 1.79lbs
- Screen Size: 15.6″
- Resolution: 1366 x 768
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Speakers: 2 x 1W
- Connectivity: USB-C, VGA, HDMI
Pros and Cons of GeChic 1503A
- Has additional functions
- Easy to setup
- Quality build
- Very high brightness
- Additional items sold separately
- Could use a better screen protector
What to say about this monitor that might come to a surprise to our readers. Our experience was pleasant and a positive surprise as it comes with some nice perks, but only if you buy additional equipment. It alone performs quite nicely but in the end is a standard display screen. However, if you buy the extra equipment, this little device can quickly turn into your go-to portable monitor for almost all activities, as it can both become your second hand at your work, and it can become an excellent addition in your travels.
The outdoor capabilities it offers are functional as the glare is not that bad. However, the screen is not visible from all angles which might put off some outdoor users off it in the first place. We also think that they could increase the warranty by one more year. All in all, the design is beautiful, and it can comfortably fit into any laptop bag even with its screen protector.
If you want to invest in a portable monitor, GeChic 1503A might be a good choice for you. Just keep in mind that the quality of the screen is not the best on the market as it limits its HD capabilities to 1080p and certain resolutions. We like the part where you can turn this screen into a wireless entertainment system. For such a small device with a low price – it’s easy to see why it’s one of the most popular products in this category. We can’t wait to see the next generation of this device in the near future.