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Review GeChic OnLap 1102H : Battery-Powered 11.6″ 1080p Portable Monitor With a Premium Price


hey everybody its Lance I’ve been and we’re taking a look today at a portable display from G chic this is their 1102 H on lap display I don’t know if you’d put this on your lap given it wouldn’t hold itself there very well but nonetheless that’s what they call it and the differentiator here is that it’s got a built in battery and an HDMI input so you could run this thing with a single cable so long as the battery holds out we’ll talk a little bit about battery life in the review here and I want to warn you upfront that this is three hundred and seventy dollars at the time that I’m shooting this review I think it is way too much to ask for what it is but I think there are some cool features to it that we’re going to explore in the video that are worth talking about and I think if it comes down in price it’d be something I’d be more enthusiastic about but I know I’ll get some comments that that of being overpriced down below I am with you on that now I do want to let you know in the interest of full disclosure that this came in free of charge through G chic however all the opinions are about to hear are my own nobody is paying for this review and no one has reviewed or approved what you’re about to see before it was uploaded so let’s get to it now and see what this very expensive monitor can do so let’s take a closer look now at the

hardware it is not very big it’s only 11.6 inches so it’s pretty portable and it is 1080p so you do get a very nice crisp and sharp image given how small the screen real estate is here for all of those pixels so it looks very nice it’s also an IPS display meaning you get very nice viewing angles on this one so if you are using this with a camera out in the field you can have a bunch of people gathered around it and they should all be able to see a pretty accurate depiction as to what you are focusing on so that was good to see on this the color isn’t great it’s a little oversaturated in some areas for me I also notice that it does trend a little bit more on the colder side sometimes as far as its color temperature is concerned so it’s not going to be an accurate display for color correction and color grading but I think it’s good enough as a field device especially for people that are out in the field or if you just need a secondary display for when you’re at the coffee shop or something it is lightweight and portable and that might be useful to some folks now inside is a battery they say it will go for about 4 hours or so that’s probably the case if you turn down the brightness but the reality is probably two to three hours is what we’ve been experiencing with our testing here there is a battery indicator if you push down the on-screen display you’ll get a little battery notification up there but I found earlier when the battery died it was just kind of stuck in a boot loop and didn’t actually tell me the battery was dead so if you are experiencing boot loop issues or something just plug it in and you can get more power there and you plug it in here on the side it just takes USB power so if you have a two amp charger you can just plug that into here and be able to power the display that way and I was impressed with the brightness as a result of that because when we tested the asus zenui n– a couple of months ago which is a USBC powered

device it wasn’t all that bright this one is definitely brighter it comes in around 300 to 350 nits according to their specifications and it was much brighter than what we saw on that larger asus screen so that was a good thing to see on there now what they do in the box is give you a bunch of cables and I wanted to talk briefly about the USB cable they give you here so if you want you can even have your computer power it and they have two plugs here in case your USB ports only output one amp each you can plug two of these cables into two of your USB ports and get the two amps the device here needs to charge or power itself now this display does not use USB C so you don’t get the convenience of a single cable for power and video but it does add the convenience of being able to connect just about any HDMI device to it so on the side here you have an HDMI input this is the micro HDMI format here for the display this is a standard format you can get these cables on Amazon but they do give you two cables in the Box the first one it comes with is this full size HDMI cable and they also have another cable which consists of a mini HDMI connector that you might typically see on a camera so they do give you the most of the cables you’ll need here to get started with it and of course that goes out to micro HDMI for connecting to the side now there’s also a VGA nectar right here it does not work with the HDMI cables at least in my testing so if you want to connect up an older VGA device you got to buy a $20 cable to do that but otherwise you can get going with HDMI without any issues and if you’ve got the battery charged up you don’t need to plug in anything else but again you can plug in power supplies like batteries and other AC adapters into the USB connector right there it doesn’t support display link or

anything like that so you really are not going to have a true single cable solution here when the battery dies but as long as that battery is alive you’ve got yourself a single cable solution on the side here you’ve got some controls here for the on-screen display basic controls nothing really that crazy that you can adjust you know contrast brightness some of the color can be adjusted slightly but by-and-large a pretty basic set of controls on there the power button is here it will shut off after a certain amount of time it also supports HDMI CEC so it can power down automatically if your HDMI device is shut off there’s a switch here for going between the battery and the USB connector so when you have USB power connected you flick the switch over to USB to have it power the device here and then right here you’ve got a Kensington lock slot now it comes with a nice little protector here so it goes into it like so and these little flaps here are unfortunately magnetic and easily lost they pop out which is kind of an odd decision here but you’ll want to make sure you keep track of them and what these will do of course is just flipped down like so to keep the display in place when it’s inside of its case and when you’re not using the display you flip it around backwards like this and it acts as a screen protector to keep it from getting damaged and what you can also do is run the display vertically so you can position it like so with the HDMI connector on top and then these little things slide down here to keep the display from moving around too much while it is in that vertical configuration I’m not the nicest looking display it’s pretty basic plastic here but it does get the job done I guess now the case here also doubles as a stand for the monitor so if we flip it around to the back here you can see we’ve got this metal piece here this rubberized

plastic thing has a magnet in side of it that sticks to this so when you are putting it into case mode essentially this lies pretty much flat to the case and then when you want to use it as a stand you just pop it out like this and you can make some adjustments I found that I can get it to reliably hold the monitor up up until about where I get to the stop here and if I go beyond that it tends to collapse pretty easily so you got some adjustment to it you can get it into pretty much any position you want here as you can see and it should be good for most folks there as far as the adjustments concerned the other cool thing that it came with is a metal bracket here and what you do is take the display out of the case and you screw this on to the bottom of the display let me get in closer here so you can see where this goes so once you get it lined up and screwed down they have screws in the box for you you’ll have a tripod mount here that you can use to put it on a tripod for example or you can even attach it to the top of your camera and get a larger image so you can see what you’re focusing on so let’s take a look at that use case right now with my digital SLR so I’ve got the whole apparatus assembled now and it is a bit unwieldy but I think if you are shooting with this thing on the top you’ll probably want to have the camera on a tripod now the one thing you have to add to this little package here is this adapter in the middle this converts essentially a tripod screw mount into a shoe adapter so you can put this on the top of your camera these are pretty cheap on Amazon that hard to find and what’s cool about having an 11 inch display here is that if you’re shooting at a low aperture like I am right now

you can get a better idea of how InFocus and how sharp your image is because you have a larger screen to play with so we’ve got a 1080p 11 inch display here versus this little tiny display that’s typically on these cameras so you do have a better idea as to what you’re going to get when you bring your footage home there’s been many times when I’ve shot an image that looks sharp on the screen but wasn’t sharp on the final output so this is a neat way to get a better view here this camera supports an HDMI output which is why we’re able to get it up on screen here and many cameras like this one also support that and we’ve got one last thing to check out and that is gaming I took out my Super Nintendo classic edition here and hooked to the display one cool use case would be hooking this up to a battery and then using the displays internal battery for its power and you could play your SNES classic edition or other little consoles like this anywhere it could be a fun thing for Raspberry Pi owners to and here you go we’ve got the game running now this is not a great gaming display it looks good but the response rate is 12 and 1/2 milliseconds on this one which means that when you’ve got high motion scenes you might see some motion blur and that kind of thing with it we also did our usual latency test where we take out my iPhone shoot a video at 240 frames per second and count how many frames it takes for a button push to register on screen for that we hooked up the display to my gaming PC and our best score is usually with my gaming monitor that was about 44 milliseconds and this one came in between 72 and 84 milliseconds so not the best gaming monitor per se but it is convenient given that it has its own power supply built in and you have the HDMI input there there’s also speakers built into it that don’t sound all that great they’re kind of tinny there in the back of the display but

they work and they’re loud enough to be heard but you can also connect up a pair of headphones if you want better quality audio and of course it gets that audio through that HDMI cable going into it so overall I like this monitor quite a bit but I don’t like its price I think three hundred and seventy dollars is a lot to ask for something like this especially given the fact you can buy a laptop with the same display for the same money or even less and here you’re not getting all the functionality you get out of a laptop the other thing that bothers me about it is that it doesn’t feel elegant enough to justify that price it’s made out of plastic it’s not cheap feeling but it doesn’t feel as nice as something that would command a premium price typically there’s a lot of pieces to lose here also so like these little Clips here while they’re magnetic and do stay in place they are easily something you could lose you got the separate plate here for the tripod mount you’ve got the little screws here for that thing that might get lost they do give you two extras in the bag here but nonetheless it’s just another thing that’s going to get lost along the way here and I just felt I feel like for that much money they could provide something a little bit more elegant I was looking around and it looks like a lot of other on camera displays drive high prices in the professional market and maybe they were aiming the price point at that but from the computer market in the gaming market you can certainly do better for far less money maybe you don’t get the convenience of a built in battery but you could probably get a USBC based monitor that is powered through the cable that cost less in fact that Asus Display we looked at is $300 versus the 370 dollar price tag here so I would be a lot more enthusiastic about this if it was maybe a 200 or a 250 dollar product but 370 bucks is a lot to ask here for what it is until next time this is Lian Simon thanks for watching this channel is brought to you by the lon TV supporters including gold-level supporters Chris alligretto Tom Albrecht bill Reiner in Kali Ann kamar if you want to help the channel you can by contributing as little as a dollar a month at over two lon TV slash support to learn more and don’t forget to subscribe

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