Finally, it remains to note that we will not need more than one cable USB-C To make it work, and for equipment that does not have a native USB-C video output, we can use the supplied power supply and connect it via HDMI, since it also includes the mini HDMI to HDMI cable necessary for this. As you can see, this is a monitor that comes with everything you need to make it work, both on PC and on consoles or even mobile devices.
Unboxing and external analysis
This monitor is packaged in a white hard cardboard box, the front of which features only the brand logo, while the sides are adorned with both the manufacturer’s website and the phrase “Alive With The Mobile Life” (I live with the mobile life).
On the back, there is a description of the device in a corner, where the model (G1 Game) is indicated, but not its characteristics beyond the fact that we are facing a 1080p screen of 15.6 inches.
Upon opening the box, we found a user manual and the monitor perfectly protected.
But first let’s see what accessories are included, which are distributed in three boxes under the monitor.
In the box labeled “Accessories” we have a microfiber cloth, a USB-A to USB-C cable, a power adapter and two rubber bands with adhesive to replace the feet that already come from the factory.
The power adapter has a small size, similar to that of mobile phones; its maximum power is 15 watts.
By the way, in the brief instruction manual they briefly indicate the connection modes that we can use with this monitor; As you can see we can connect it directly via USB-C and therefore use a single cable, but to connect it to equipment that does not have this possibility (such as laptops or game consoles and mobile phones older), we have the possibility of using HDMI, although in this case we will have to use two cables since it will also have to be connected to the current.
In the other two small boxes we have the connection cables: in one, a mini HDMI to HDMI cable, and in the other a USB-C to USB-C cable.
Having seen the accessories, we will now see the monitor: we take it out of its packaging and see that it already comes with the magnetic cover mounted, fully protecting it from the front and the back.
The lid is made of plastic, but it has a treatment on the outside that gives it a carbon fiber aesthetic.
On the back of the display, you can see that it’s thicker at the bottom, and the magnetic cover fits right there.
Inside, the case has a soft coating to prevent scratching or damaging the screen.
Here you have the already “naked” Arzopa G1.
On the front side we notice that the slices are extremely thin, the bottom one being a little thicker. Here, the manufacturer has placed its logo.
Nothing remarkable at the back once the cover is removed, except for the aforementioned “step”.
In the lower area we can see two rubber inserts, as well as two slots that are nothing more than the two stereo speakers that the display has incorporated.
On the right side of the monitor, in the lower area, we have the power/reset button, an analog wheel with a button to control the options of the monitor in its OSD (which we will see later), and a minijack audio output 3.5mm. .
In the same area on the left side we have the two USB-C inputs and the mini HDMI.
You may have noticed that the screen reflects a lot of light, but that’s because it comes factory-fitted with a protector. When we remove it, the light is much less reflected (in the following image you have a 2000W white bulb pointed almost directly at you).
The cover also serves as a stand and allows us to place the monitor vertically without problems.
Given the condition of the device, now is the time to put it through its paces to see how it performs.
Testing Arzopa G1, how does it work at the moment of truth?
To test this Arzopa G1 monitor, what we did was connect it directly via USB-C to a laptop, so we could see the most comfortable usage situation, that is, with a single cable.
Let’s start by looking at the monitor’s OSD, accessible by simply pressing the side wheel (rolling it up is a shortcut for adjusting brightness, rolling it down for volume).
On the first OSD screen we can configure brightness, contrast, black level, activate or deactivate DCR (dynamic contrast ratio) and sharpness.
In the second tab what we can configure is the color temperature, HUE (it is a level to adjust the color on the magenta – green axis) and the saturation. In the third tab we have the volume control and to completely silence the speakers, and in the fourth tab we can configure the low blue light level, the language, HDR, FreeSync and if we want to bring the monitor back to factory settings. Finally, in the last tab we can manually select the video input.
There are two specific parameters that we must take into account, and the first of them is FreeSync, since we will have to activate it manually in the OSD of the monitor, otherwise the PC will not detect it as compatible.
If you look, in all the images above, it says below that the monitor is powered by a 5V power source, but it also says that it’s running at 1920 x 1080 pixels and 60 Hz The monitor is at 144 Hz, so this setting You have to change it in Windows display properties.
Once done, it will appear as if it is running at 144Hz.
After seeing the OSD, let’s now see how the monitor behaves, and let’s start by looking at white and black representation and balance.
The representation is frankly excellent, with really very dark blacks and very white whites, which do not yellow at all thanks to the fact that Arzopa has used an LED-IPS matrix.
Look at the following gallery, with the screen totally blank and totally black; in the latter case, it looks like the monitor is practically off (and it doesn’t have local dimming, but as if it does).
Let’s move on to color representation.
As a good IPS panel, the color representation is very good, although it is true that they are a bit whitish in the end. In the following gallery you can see the representation of red (red), green (green) and blue (blue), constituting RGB.
As you can see, the color representation is very good, although a little whitish perhaps, but nothing distracting or remarkable. The positive point is that the homogeneity of the color is excellent and that there is no difference in intensity depending on the area of the screen, the color is very homogeneous.
Given the “technical” analysis of the monitor, it’s time to tell you how it behaves at the moment of truth once you’ve used it in order to give you our personal opinion on the matter. As we mentioned earlier, we used this Arzopa G1 connected to a laptop only via USB-C as a secondary display, one of the connection modes we find most useful.
The monitor’s color and image representation is impeccable, and there’s no noticeable difference from the laptop’s panel (which, in fact, is also Full HD and 144Hz IPS). Moving scenes look very fluid and smooth (if you see ghosting in the following image, it’s not because the monitor is showing it, but because of the camera lens aperture itself- same).
The Arzopa G1 is a small, thin monitor that also has built-in speakers, making it ideal even for console gaming. The built-in stereo speakers work well, although of course not a marvel, but they don’t distort at all, have a decent maximum volume and, in general, are more than enough to enjoy a good multimedia experience. Oddly enough, when you use them to watch a movie for example, the encapsulation is not noticeable at all, i.e. they don’t create echoes and they feel like be “enclosed” as happens with many monitor speakers.
Overall, the user and gaming experience is excellent on this monitor, which shows that the manufacturer wasn’t lying when they told us that this is one of the best portable monitors designed for gaming. .
Conclusion and judgment
With this G1 Game, the manufacturer Arzopa offers us an extremely thin and light 15.6-inch screen, very easy to transport, which is further enhanced by the fact that it incorporates a shell that adapts perfectly and protects it. when we are not using it. , at the same time it serves to keep the monitor in its place when we want to use it. It is true that this case does not allow us to place it in too many different positions and that perhaps a VESA anchor is missing on the back, but we cannot have it at all, especially with its finesse.
It is a monitor that will cost you nothing to take from place to place, even with your laptop, something ideal to be able to have a second screen wherever you go because, in addition, you will only need a USB-C connection to make it work. For the rest, it continues to be very versatile as it can be used for PCs, consoles and even mobile devices, and all the necessary accessories are included in the box, which is very welcome and even more so given the price of this product. .
And it is that despite the fact that, as we have seen, it is a very competent monitor, even for games, its price seems to us not only reasonable, but it is even cheap, especially if we compare it to the alternatives offered by other manufacturers such as AOC or ASUS, which are technically still inferior, and yet somewhat more expensive.
For all these reasons, we believe that this Arzopa G1 Game 15.6 deserves our Platinum award, as well as our recommendation for both performance and design.