Arzopa A1 MAX 17.3” FHD Portable Monitor review

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REVIEW – There was a time not too long ago when all I was looking for as displays for my computers was large screens, and I mean as large as I could afford or get my hands on. For me, that was the “in” thing for that time for my photo and video editing and for multitasking. These days I have been focusing on downsizing and into small and portable monitors that still provide a great experience. Most of the portable monitors that I have encountered are 15.6 inches which seems to be a common size, but now I get to test and review the bigger Arzopa A1 MAX 17.3” FHD Portable Monitor.

What is it?

The Arzopa A1 MAX 17.3” FHD Portable Monitor is a 1080P FHD, HDR, IPS lightweight Computer Monitor that features HDMI and USB-C graphic/connectivity ports. Its design also includes dual speakers and it comes with a Smart Cover.

What’s in the box?

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  • 1 x ARZOPA 17.3″ Portable Monitor
  • 1 x USB-C to USB-C Cable
  • 1 x Mini HDMI to HDMI Cable
  • 1 x USB-C to USB-A Cable (For power supply only)
  • 1 x Screen Cleaning Cloth
  • 1 x User Guide Kit

Hardware specs

  • Size: 17.3 inches (16: 9)
  • Panel: IPS
  • Resolution: 1920 * 1080
  • Brightness: 300cd/㎡
  • Frequency (H / V): 60HZ
  • Contrast ratio (standard value): 1000: 1
  • Bracket material: Made of aluminum alloy
  • Video input: Mini HDMI, full-featured Type-C * 2, 3.5mm audio
  • Sound output: External speaker
  • Speaker: Built-in dual speakers

Design and features

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  • Advanced 17.3 FHD Gaming Screen
  • Power & Display with Type-C Port
  • Widely Compatible
  • 3 in 1 Display, Dual Speaker
  • Smart Case

The Arzopa A1 MAX 17.3” FHD Portable Monitor is a plain design with some sleekness just like their other models. The front is mostly a screen with a small bezel on three sides and a larger bezel on the bottom that has the branding on it. On each side are the various screen controls and connections. The back features a carbon fiber look, with the model information in one corner. On the left side, the connections are a USB Type-C power input, a USB Type-C power/video input, and a mini HDMI input. On the right side, there is the power/return button, the OSD control, and the audio out/headphone port. The monitor comes with a Smart Cover that not only covers/protects the screen, but it connects magnetically to the back of the monitor and works as a stand.
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The Smart Cover included with this monitor works very well for screen protection and as a stand. I use a separate metal stand because I always have lots of gadgets on my desk and the likelihood of the monitor getting bumped is very real. This monitor is Plug and Play. I have it connected using the HDMI to mini HDMI cable for my display. If you have a computer with a USB-C Power Delivery port then Arzopa indicates that you just use that cable both for power and display.Arzopa 17 inch Monitor 7
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The photo below how the monitor information is displayed in Windows 11.
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The built-in speakers also show up as an option for audio output.
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The OSD (On Screen Display) button offers the same standard options as most monitors:
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Despite not being 4K, this monitor is great for watching movies and YouTube videos, etc. Although it is 17.3, it is lightweight and would not be a problem as a part of your EDC gear. It is a great size for a standalone or add-on monitor and works great with my Adobe editing software. The speakers on portable monitors are not usually good, but the speakers on this monitor are better than most that I have heard.

Here are some of the screens from the EIZO Monitor Test that I performed. I did not find any defects:
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What I like

  • I love the size
  • It is lightweight and well built
  • The screen looks great with no issues with pixels
  • The magnetic case that is also a stand is very convenient
  • It works without issues

What I’d change

  • It works exactly as it is designed to work

Final thoughts

The Arzopa A1 MAX 17.3” FHD Portable Monitor is simply a really nice monitor. The screen is surrounded by a thin bezel on 3 sides with a larger bezel on the bottom with the branding. It is lightweight and has all the connectivity I need. While it is not 4K, I don’t miss it because the size provides enough real estate for a very good experience. I am not a gamer, but it should be a fun monitor for many games. Well done Arzopa.

Price: $199.99
Where to buy: Arzopa website and Amazon
Source: The sample of this product was provided by Arzopa

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