Bring a thin and light second screen with you so you never lose productivity.
AOC 16-inch class (15.6” viewable) USB-C portable monitor with IPS screen and full HD 1080P (1920×1080) resolution
***USB-C DP Alt Mode on your device is required, there is NO HDMI input on this monitor*** Please check with your device manufacturer whether the USB-C port supports Display Alternative Mode.
Simplify your connectivity with one single USB-C cable that powers and delivers video signal to the monitor (Note: This product does not operate with USB 2. 0 and 3. 0 adapters. USB-C Alt Mode required on your device)
Extremely slim (only 0.35 inches) and lightweight (under 1.8 pounds) making it easy to carry, incredibly portable. Power Consumption On – 8 watt. Power Consumption Standy – 0.5 watt
Comes with smart cover that protects the display when not in use, and turns into a flexible screen holder in portrait or landscape orientation
Auto-Pivot detects orientation of the monitor and pivots the display when orientation is changed (DisplayLink driver installation required)
Low-blue light mode that protects your eyes from potentially harmful blue spectrum of lights from the display
Specification: AOC I1601FWUX 15.6″ USB-C powered portable monitor, extremely slim, Full HD 1920×1080 IPS, SmartCover, AutoPivot (for devices w/ USB-C DP Alt Mode…
Standing screen display size
1920 x 1080
Max Screen Resolution
1920 x 1080 Pixels
Item model number
14.81 x 0.33 x 9.26 inches
Item Dimensions LxWxH
14.81 x 0.33 x 9.26 inches
Country of Origin
Is Discontinued By Manufacturer
Date First Available
August 1, 2017
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7 reviews for AOC I1601FWUX 15.6″ USB-C powered portable monitor, extremely slim, Full HD 1920×1080 IPS, SmartCover, AutoPivot (for devices w/ USB-C DP Alt Mode…
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AOC I1601FWUX 15.6″ USB-C powered portable monitor, extremely slim, Full HD 1920×1080 IPS, SmartCover, AutoPivot (for devices w/ USB-C DP Alt Mode…
Hasan Warmuz –
Very happy with purchase, easily installed on Windows 10 laptop by simply connecting monitor to laptop using supplied usb-c cable. Monitor is slim, light and quickly packs into laptop bag. Hard magnetic screen cover doubles as adjustable monitor stand(similar to iPad magnetic cover). 1080p picture is clear, vibrant and responsive. Having a second, larger laptop extended screen more than makes up for carrying additional weight around. Did not work using USB 3.0 to usb-c cable, must use usb-c cable. Single button beside usb-c port is used for power, contrast, brightness,etc. if don’t wish to install AOC app.
Farhaan Tariq –
best thing is that it is powered by single USB-C cable, you dont need to carry power adapters and separate cables to power this. a single supplied usb-c cable will do everything. it does not comes with built-in speakers, which would made it a sweet deal but still not a deal breaker. it works with windows pcs, samsung phones with dex support. its highly portable, light, slim. the downside could be its not built like a tank, yes it can break or get damaged if not handled properly like any other piece of technology. i have been using it since 2018 and its still going good. beware that front screen is not protected by glass, its just plastic thing so it can get scratched easily with any pointy object.
Great secondary monitor for my Pixelbook – I love that it only requires a USB C connection – no separate power cord. I use mine in portrait mode to complement the landscape screen on my Pixelbook – really useful when I need to review a document.
Screen is good – consistent colors and illumination. Note that it will drain your battery significantly faster – mostly, my Pixelbook stays plugged in at home – I haven’t tried this monitor outside the house yet.
Before I purchased I saw some reviews which mentioned the accompanying stand being subpar. I find it fine – it’s easy to adjust, with the tradeoff being that it doesn’t take too much to accidentally push it over. But in normal use with adult-level caution, mine’s been perfectly fine.
Agnes W –
This is not a plug-and-play monitor like what the manufacturer claims it to be. Maybe for some laptops, but not for all laptops. Here is a list of everything wrong with this useless paperweight:
1) NOT PLUG-AND PLAY!!!
2) You have to download the driver. Except it doesn’t work!!!
3) Only works if you have a USB-C port, which not all laptop has. They don’t provide you with a piece to convert it to a regular USB.
4) I purchased a USB-C to USB cable and it still did not work. Which could be because I apparently needed something in my next point…
5) Apparently you needed cables that either support DisplayPort, Altmode, or Thunderbolt (from some forums I’ve read). So something like a Type-C to HDMI (if you have a HDMI port) may work. Although I don’t have the time or patience to do AOC’s work for them.
Here’s a tip for AOC: Give people ample information on how to get your product to work. If you don’t want to spend the money to provide them with compatible parts, at the very least, provide them with information that they need!
I am returning this item and have gotten an ASUS monitor instead. That at least is USB to USB and downloading the driver is easy enough that it doesn’t require me to get into a troubleshooting rabbit hole on the internet just to find relevant information!!
Finally, please be aware of the shill reviews here. I ignored the 1 star reviews thinking they had an axe to grind but it turns out, they might be legit reviews!!!
I was super excited about this monitor from the looks of it online, but was extremely disappointed upon receiving it. The monitor would simply turn on and say “no signal.” After about 3 hours of troubleshooting and searching online forums for solutions, I finally found the explanation. Someone in one of the forums where they were having this very problem said that they called into to AOC technical support and they were told that the monitor was meant more to be used with MACs, and was only usable for usb-c ports that are thunderbolt enabled (which virtually no windows laptops under $1000 are). And that was only the first issue. They really haven’t updated the drivers for this these monitors since windows 8, and if you search online you can see that most people who had these have had nightmares with them after switching to windows 10. I wasn’t able to find a single one of them who got the usb-c connector one to work. If you have a MAC, you might get it to work (can’t guarantee it though), but if you have a windows 10 laptop of any price or quality you are better off not spending your time or money on this one, cuz you will be returning it after 1 day of frustration as I have.
I think AOC is guilty of some deceptive advertising here to be quite frank. Their website is a nonsensical jumble two, and I had to jump through hoops for 10 minutes on there just to find where to download it. On top of that, they compressed the drivers as .rar files, which meant that I had to find and download another program to even get the files downloaded, and even when I finished all that, they didn’t work. Their website, support, and promises have all been garbage so far.
I would recommend a portable monitor that actually has an hdmi or display port input. These usb monitors always have issues with drivers and updates. Even if it means one more cord, at least it actually works simply.
Update 09/09/2020: Seller’s description is misleading. DO NOT BUY if you have a MAC.
This monitor worked great when I purchased it a few years back. It’s no longer compatible with Mac OS Catalina. It still doesn’t work with the latest Display Link drivers and software (4.1.1).
—— Previous Review —–
I’ve been using this monitor for the past few days. Initial impression: very happy with this monitor.
A little background. I’m a software designer working from the road (random AirBNB’s, hotels, public spaces & co-working spaces). My regular work setup consists of a powered standing desk, two 24in external monitors in addition to the 3rd monitor from my 15in MBP. I find that losing the additional monitors significantly lowered my productivity.
My requirements for a portable monitor were:
1) Portability. I carry a 20L backpack by Peak Design. My whole workstation setup needed to fit in that pack.
2) Minimal additional gear. I didn’t want to carry more stuff with me. I already had too much as it.
3) Seamless performance. The monitor needed to make my user experience better; not detract from it. In the past, I’ve tried using my iPad Pro as a second monitor. Even with a wired connection, it had too much lag.
1) Portability: It’s very light with a footprint that is slightly larger than my 15in MBP. It fit snugly into the laptop slot of my pack. Barely notice the addition.
2) Minimal additional gear: The only cable needed for this monitor is a USB-C cable. Power and video flow through this one cable.
3) Ease of setup: For my MBP, it was plug and play. No dongle. No additional software to install. Super simple.
4) Excellent design: The cover/stand is ingenious. The cover becomes the stand (one less thing to carry) and attaches to the monitor magnetically producing flexible viewing angle choices.
5) Performance: No lag. Good picture (I’m comparing it to the retina screen on MBP). The color reproduction is acceptable. I plan to use it as my secondary monitor.
Final verdict: I would buy again.
Robyn J Wright –
Before buying this monitor, I spent quite a long while looking at different portable monitors but am very pleased with my choice. It is very light and portable – I sometimes work at home and sometimes in my office, and it’s great for being really easy to bring between the two, even though I walk everywhere. (I would love to take it to a cafe when I work there, too, but I feel like that might be a bit much!) It worked easily and without needing to set anything up as soon as I plugged it in to my Mac, so that was good too. I would definitely recommend it to anyone thinking about it – the screen is nice and clear, too, and it is good to work from.