Disclaimer: Intehill sent this product to us for free for a review. That does not affect our opinion about the product. In this article, we list both what we like and dislike. Read more about this here.
Should You Bring The Intehill 17.3″ 144Hz Monitor With You On The Road?
As somebody that travels full time and works online, I know what a difference it makes to have an extra monitor next to my laptop.
Today’s review is going to be about a portable monitor by Intehill, the 17.3″ inch 144Hz monitor.
This isn’t my first portable monitor review, but it is the first time I get to test one with a 144Hz refresh rate.
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As a gamer, I can’t stand using 60Hz monitors, so I was very excited when Intehill sent out its 17.3″ 144Hz monitor to me.
The size and refresh rate weren’t the only features that stood out to me as I was skimming the list of features.
It has a full HDMI port, a micro USB port, a mini DisplayPort, VESA mounts, and five buttons for navigating the menu.
To not give everything away in the intro, let’s dive right into the specifications before I share my thoughts on it.
Intehill 17.3″ Portable Monitor – Specifications
The display specifications likely read like gibberish if it’s your first time considering a portable monitor. Please leave a comment if you have questions about any of the specifications or features.
As you might have understood by now, it has a 17.3 inch display. The resolution is Full HD, 1920 by 1080 pixels, which means it has a 16:9 aspect ratio.
The 144Hz refresh rate is great for gaming, or high-refresh addicts like myself. The 2 ms response time adds to the very responsive feel of the monitor.
It’s an IPS display with a matte finish, which means it won’t be reflective. That makes the display more versatile and useful in different spaces, like in an RV where you have several light sources.
Working on a glossy screen, surrounded by bright LEDs, windows, and skylights, can be frustrating. That’s not something that you have to worry about with a matte display.
There is no touch-support, but it supports FreeSync and HDR. The peak brightness is 350 nit, NTSC 72% color gamut, 100% sRGB a 1000:1 contrast ratio, and 127 PPI (pixels per inch).
This monitor has a lot of ports on it.
There is a standard (full) HDMI port, two USB C ports, one mini DisplayPort, a mini USB port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
With the HDMI port, you’re able to connect DVD players, gaming consoles, computers, and similar devices.
The display can be powered through the USB C ports. If your phone, tablet, or computer has a USB C PD port, a single cable can power and connect the monitor.
I used the monitor with a single USB C cable most of the time, by plugging it into one port on my MacBook.
The menus are accessed with a button on the left side of the monitor.
In the menus, you can control display settings like brightness, colors, aspect ratio, picture mode, energy-saving settings, HDR, FreeSync, and signal source.
The menus will also show which resolution and refresh rate it’s set to depending on how it’s setup with your computer or other outputs.
There are holes on the back for a 75×75 VESA mount. That’s great if you would like to mount the display permanently, or if you’re not fond of the included case stand.
If you plan on using this as a TV in your small RV or van, you’ll likely use a VESA mount.
Another feature is the built-in speakers. Change the sound output settings on your device if it does not automatically switch to the built-in speakers.
The speakers are useful for watching videos and listening to podcast, but they’re not great for listening to music. There is no bass, and your phone will probably have better speakers.
And oh, there is a hole in the bottom left corner.
According to the pictures on Intehill’s website, it’s a way to stand up the monitor with the use of a pen or a similarly shaped object.
The folding case stand protects the front and back of the monitor when folded together. When unfolded, it becomes a multi-angle stand.
It sticks to the monitor with magnets, which makes it easy to put on and remove. The magnets are strong and I didn’t have a problem with it falling over.
In The Box
Intehill includes the smart folding case, an HDMI cable, a USB C to USB C cable, and a USB A to USB C cable.
Note that a power adapter is not included. They recommend using a 30W power brick.
Size And Weight
It weighs 2.55 pounds (1.16 kg), and measures 16.1 by 10 by 0.5 inches (40.9 by 25.6 by 1.2 cm).
What I Like
Excellent for gaming on the go
A lot of the features are targeted towards gamers, and it makes this a great portable gaming monitor.
So what makes it a better gaming monitor than the other portable monitors I have reviewed?
It’s the 17.3″ size, 144Hz refresh rate, 2 ms response time, FreeSync, and the number of ports that make it different and better suited for that purpose.
Lots of ports
With a lot of ports, you have several options for connecting your devices, and this is the first one I have tested with a Full HDMI port and a mini DisplayPort.
And that is besides the already great USB C ports.
VESA holes and included stand
All monitors should have VESA holes, in my opinion. It feels like a relatively simple thing to add to a monitor, that makes it so much more useful in different places and scenarios.
I like a clean desk, and I prefer my monitors off of the table for both that and ergonomic reasons.
While the stand isn’t the best, I do love stands that mount with magnets since it makes it so easy to remove it as needed.
Easy to understand the buttons and menus
The five small buttons make it easy to understand and navigate the menus. I got the hang of it faster than I did with other monitors.
What I Dislike
Not very bright
The display is not very bright. It’s usable indoors, but as with most displays, it’s hard to see if used in direct sunlight.
No power adapter included
I believe all portable monitors should include a power brick, but this one does not.
It’s not the first time I test a monitor without one included, but it still surprises me every time I unbox one without one.
Please leave a comment down below if you have questions.