With the popularity of Xbox Cloud Gaming and game streaming services, gamers can now play games anytime, anywhere. However, most gaming devices have relatively small screens, such as smartphones, ultrabooks, or handheld consoles, which can’t provide the best visual experience. To address this, many manufacturers are offering portable monitors to provide larger screens, higher refresh rates, better resolutions, and wider color gamut coverage to meet gamers’ needs.
The Arzopa G1 is an affordable and lightweight 15.6-inch IPS portable gaming monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate and 100% sRGB color gamut coverage.
Key Features and Specifications of the Arzopa G1 15.6-inch 144Hz Portable Gaming Monitor:
- Size: 15.6 inches (16:9)
- Panel: IPS
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080
- Refresh Rate: 144Hz
- Color Gamut: 100% sRGB
- Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
- Brightness: 300 nits
- Stand Material: Aluminum Alloy
- Video Inputs: Mini HDMI, Full-featured Type-C x2, 3.5mm audio
- Speakers: Built-in dual speakers
- Compatibility: PC, Mac, smartphones, Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Steam Deck, and more
- Dimensions: 364.9 x 274.8 x 8.9 mm
- Weight: 0.61 kg
What’s in the Box:
- One monitor
- One dual Type-C cable
- One Mini HDMI to HDMI cable
- One Type-C to USB-A cable (for power supply only)
- One screen cleaning cloth
The Arzopa G1 features an aluminum alloy frame, making it lightweight and ultra-thin. Its appearance is impressive, with a sleek black finish.
The top and side bezels are quite thin, measuring about 3mm. The bottom bezel is thicker, approximately 23mm, and features a white Arzopa logo. There are two rubber feet on the bottom edge, one on each side, to provide stability.
The included protective case/stand is also quite practical. It has a dark gray faux leather exterior with an embossed Arzopa logo in the center. The interior of the protective case/stand is made of rubber material. It can also be used as a stand by folding it back with a magnetic attachment, similar to an iPad case. However, it can only be set at one angle, which may not be very convenient for all users.
The Arzopa G1 features a 1080p Full HD resolution and 100% sRGB color gamut coverage, which is sufficient for a 15.6-inch monitor. Its maximum brightness reaches 300 nits, suitable for most environments, but a bit more brightness would be ideal for well-lit surroundings.
In terms of color performance, the Arzopa G1 provides good color accuracy for gaming, although its HDR support is limited. Given its low power consumption, it performs well as a portable monitor.
Ease of Use:
Connect the Arzopa G1 to your laptop or gaming console using the included Type-C cable, and the monitor will power on and display an image. If your computer doesn’t have a Type-C port but has an HDMI port, you can use the included USB-A to Type-C cable to connect the monitor to your computer for power supply, or use an external power source, and then connect the monitor to your computer, gaming console, handheld, or TV box via the included HDMI to Mini-HDMI cable.
Once successfully connected, you can easily adjust some settings using the on-screen display (OSD) menu. Pressing the middle toggle button on the right side of the Arzopa G1 monitor will power it on or off. Rotating it upwards adjusts the brightness, while rotating it downwards adjusts the volume of the built-in speakers.
Holding down the middle toggle button will bring up the full OSD menu. Here, you can adjust settings like brightness, contrast, image sharpness, mode (standard, RTS, FPS, movie, game, or text), dynamic contrast, color temperature, OSD language, position, transparency, timer, aspect ratio (widescreen, 4:3), and HDR (off, 2048, auto).
The monitor defaults to a 60Hz refresh rate, and it cannot be forcibly set to 144Hz through the OSD. You need to adjust it in your connected device’s settings. For example, on Windows 11 display settings, you can force the monitor to use 144Hz for a higher refresh rate. If you’re connecting a gaming console like Xbox, you can set the refresh rate to 120Hz through the Xbox settings.
The Arzopa G1 monitor provides a smooth gaming experience at the highest supported refresh rate of your device. It successfully connects to several devices, including laptops, a Redmi smartphone
, an Xbox, and a Switch. The color performance is also quite good.
Additionally, this monitor supports AMD’s FreeSync technology, which is great news for Xbox One S and Xbox SX users.
The Arzopa G1 is equipped with two bottom-firing speakers. When placed horizontally on a desktop, the speakers will reflect off the surface. They provide relatively clear sound but lack depth, bass, or any notable audio quality. For a better audio experience, it’s recommended to use headphones.
There are many portable gaming monitors available on the market today, with some offering higher specifications than the Arzopa G1. However, considering its 144Hz refresh rate, brightness, 100% sRGB color gamut coverage, and, most importantly, its affordability, the Arzopa G1 portable gaming monitor is a solid choice for gamers.