Today we’re going to review AOC’s 16 inch portable high definition LCD/LED monitor. The
model number is e1659FWU, it has a 16 inch HD screen and it’s a USB monitor (USB 3.0 to be precise) so you can actually connect this to any computer. The resolution is high definition 1366×768 and it has a 500:1 contrast ratio.
It has a foldable stand in the back which is really nice and this stand allows you to rotate the monitor into either vertical or horizontal
positions. So if you like to do portrait you can actually set it up to go vertical and the same for landscape use going horizontal. It automatically switches between the two also, so very easy to use. Very useful feature indeed. It works really well and the monitor stands folds right back into the monitor so easy to use and adds no additional bulk to the monitor when you are transporting it.
As mentioned earlier it supports USB 3.0 which is great. You get that high speed display for all that information that is being sent from your host machine. The USB connector on the monitor is a micro USB. The great thing is there is NO power required. There isn’t even a connection to connect to power even if you wanted to.
There are cheaper 16” AOC models available, however this particular model e1659FWU is much slimmer, lighter and just looks a lot more sleek. This model has USB 3.0, whereas the cheaper ones do not. And it has a brighter panel with better contrast ratio, so that’s going to set this model ahead of any others right there.
This particular portable HD monitor also gives you the VESA mount so if you’re going to mount this on the wall it has a 75mm VESA mount which will a lot of people are looking for, and this monitor delivers. So if you’d rather mount it on the wall rather than your desk then this monitor will allow that.
As this monitor is portable it also comes with a nice little padded foam carrying case. A nice touch for protecting your portable monitor while you’re on the go. Most laptop capable backpacks will also fit this monitor.
The AOC e1569FWU has very simple installation. So for Windows all you have to do is plug it in to your USB port and you’ll see that Windows goes out and automatically finds the right drivers to install. And there is actually a specific driver software for all the settings for this monitor that gets launched automatically when you plug it in. So not only does it install the driver automatically in Windows it installs the necessary software. And it’s a similar story for Mac, everything should be automatically loaded for you.
I should mention that all of the controls for this portable monitor are on screen. There are no hard controls on the monitor itself. No power button, no OSD menu button etc. It’s all software driven. That might irk some people, but we mostly think it’s neither here nor there.
This stunning portable monitor weighs in at only 2.4 lbs, or 1.1kg, so amazingly portable considering it is a 16″ monitor. It is also incredibly slim at only 0.9″ thick, or 23mm.
Build quality is excellent and the monitor does not feel “plasticky” or cheap. It has a piano black glossy finish which just feels so luxurious. This is the perfect accessory for those on the go…. business presenters, mobile IT technicians, travellers… anyone who wants to have the power of a decent sized and quality HD monitor anywhere they go.
An excellent portable monitor and at an amazingly low price too.
If you’re in the market for a HD portable monitor then we recommend you try this one.
AOC e1659FWU Portable Monitor Specifications:
- 16″ (15.6″ viewable) display, 200 cd/m2 Brightness
- 1366 x 768 high definition resolution, 500:1 Contrast Ratio
- Aspect ratio 16:9
- 8ms response time
- USB-powered with USB 3.0 technology, no additional power cable needed
- Foldable flexi-stand for portrait or landscape view in auto-pivot mode, 16:9 Aspect Ratio (stand folds back into monitor)
- Ultra slim light design for easy portability
- Piano black glossy finish
- Dimensions: 14.8” x 9.21” x 0.9” (375mm x 234mm x 23mm)
- Weight: 2.4 lbs (1.1 kg)
- Windows 8 compatible
- Built-in DisplayLink technology for multiple USB monitors connection