Innocn 15A1F Portable Monitor Review: OLED Value

 Can a $349 portable OLED monitor really pack a punch in a competitive field?

The portable monitor category is expanding at a rapid clip, and we've already reviewed a lot of compelling options from the likes of Asus, Lenovo, KYY  and countless others. Now, we're looking at an entry from Chinese OEM Innocn, which offers portable OLED monitors that are priced more like IPS panels that we typically see in this category.

Last month, Innocn 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch portable OLED monitors were sold at less than $200 each, undercutting some of the best IPS panels that we've reviewed. Here, we're checking out the Innocn 15A1F, which is the 15.6-inch model. The monitor offers premium build quality, a detachable (and adjustable) metal stand, stereo speakers and plenty of ports.

Innocn doesn't offer features like a built-in battery or touch capabilities, but with an MSRP of $349, the 15A1F packs a value punch. And with frequent sales that put the monitor below the $200 price point, the Innocn 15A1F looks like a prime contender for our best portable monitors list. 

Innocn 15A1F Portable Monitor Specifications 

Panel Type / BacklightOLED
Screen Size / Aspect Ratio15.6 inches / 16:9
Max Resolution &1920x1080 @ 60Hz
  Refresh Rate 
Max Brightness400 nits
Response Time5ms
Contrast Ratio100,000:1
View Angles178 degrees (Horizontal and Vertical)
Screen CoatingGlossy
Ports1x Mini-HDMI, 2x USB-C (DisplayPort 1.2 Alt Mode).
Weight1.6 pounds

Design of the Innocn 15A1F

I'll start off first by saying that 15A1F has good build quality that belies its affordable pricing. There is minimal flex in the aluminum alloy chassis, although I doubt that you'll be regularly twisting the 15A1F to its limits in normal operation.

The overall design is smooth and minimalist, without superfluous touches. The front of the monitor presents a design with thin bezels around the top and two sides. However, the bottom bezel is massive in comparison, with centrally-mounted InnoCN branding.

The right side of the monitor only features perforations for one of the two integrated speakers. Moving to the top, you'll find two buttons: power and a rocker switch. The power button also doubles as "Enter" when navigating the OSD. 

An LED between the two buttons glows blue when the monitor is operational. The left side of the display is home to a Mini-HDMI port and two USB-C ports. This is also where you'll find a second set of perforations for the second integrated speaker. Interestingly, there is no headphone jack, something which most portable monitors have.

Turning our attention to the back of the 15A1F, you'll see an Innocn logo in the lower center and a product label in the bottom right-hand corner. But if you look closely, you'll notice a printed circle above the Innocn logo. Behind that circle are magnets, which allow you to attach an adjustable stand to the 15A1F. 

The stand is made of metal and is just as sturdy as the monitor itself. You can use it to adjust the 15A1F from flat to 90 degrees (and anything in between). Although the monitor doesn't have rubber feet to help it grip the desktop when propped upright, the stand does. These feet, combined with the stand's stiff hinge, help to keep the monitor from sliding around on a tabletop.

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