The GeChic 1503i is a portable 15.6-inch touchscreen monitor. Unlike most competitors, it doesn’t require any additional software or drivers to access its touchscreen functionality.
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Pro Good touchscreen monitor
Not only does the GeChic 1503i offers excellent touchscreen capabilities and high portability, its picture quality, ease of use, and overall energy efficiency are on par with what the majority of competitors in this price range offer.
Pro Ordinary picture quality
In terms of picture quality, the GeChic 1503i performs much like a regular, mid-range laptop, without the actual computer. The monitor’s native contrast ratio and peak brightness are on par with what the average monitors in its price range offer.
The GeChic 1503i displays vivid, if somewhat flat, image. The colors are bright, vibrant and pop thanks to the monitor’s peak brightness of 300 nits. However, the blacks aren’t particularly deep. Dark scenes don't look too good as the monitor’s native contrast ratio of 700:1 just can’t push its blacks to enough intense levels.
The GeChic 1503i’s tiny footprint and low weight make it one of the most portable computer monitors available on the market. This 0.43” thick display weights less than 2.4 pounds.
Pro Responsive touchscreen
The GeChic 1503i has no issues related to the responsiveness of its touchscreen, as the monitor uses a single, dedicated USB-A port to connect its touchpad to your computer. The port has enough bandwidth to support fast signal transfer.
This monitor doesn’t need more than 10 W of electricity, which is outstanding because even the most energy-efficient desktop monitors on the market need at least 15-20 W of electricity to run.
Pro Plug and play
The GeChic 1503i doesn’t require any additional software or drivers to work with Windows 7, 8.1, or 10.
Pro Works with Raspberry Pi
After enabling the ‘HID multi-touch panels’ function, you can use this touchscreen monitor in your Raspberry Pi projects.
Pro Has speakers
The monitor has a pair of 1 W speakers.
Con Limited USB-C connectivity
Unfortunately, the monitor’s USB-C port can be only used for charging, which might be a deal breaker in 2018 as these days, many monitors offer both data and power transfer through the USB-C port.
Con Limited color space
The GeChic 1503i is not the best choice for media artists working in the sRGB color space, as this monitor supports only 75% of sRGB colors.
Con Expensive accessories
You might need to buy some cables and accessories for the GeChic 1503i, which aren’t cheap at all. For example, a simple rear dock adapter will set you back almost $90.