It is 14 inches in size with 4K resolution, 100% sRGB color performance, HDR support, and a touch panel. With these specs, it seems to be able to meet the needs of creators. Also, since it is 14 inches in size, it seems to be a good match for notebooks, especially mobile notebooks (monitors for desktop PCs tend to be 20 inches or larger in size, so using them at the same time may be a bit difficult to see).
Also, the GMK KD1 has a lot of input/output ports and built-in speakers, so I think it will be comfortable to connect to devices other than PCs (such as smartphones and Chromecast).
Since this product is a “monitor”, the most important thing to focus on is “image quality”. To review the specs, it’s a “14-inch IPS with 4K (3,840 x 2,160) resolution, 350 nits of brightness, and 100% sRGB color performance.
Wintab has reviewed several notebooks with 4K displays in the past, but with the PC environment at hand, there are no products with 4K resolution. Therefore, I will evaluate the image quality based on the premise of comparison with FHD displays.
I compared it with my notebook (ZenBook and GP65 Leopard) and desktop monitor (MSI Optix G27C4, a 27-inch monitor), and the GMK KD1 was clearly the best in terms of color reproduction. The vibrancy of the primary colors, the clarity of the contours, and the brightness of the screen all surpassed the product on hand.
To the extent that my eyesight (and abilities) allow, I would say that the color quality is good enough for professional use. If you can achieve this level of image quality in a mobile monitor, you can give it a perfect score.
This product has stereo speakers on the bottom of the kickstand section. The sound quality is nothing to write home about. Due to the nature of the product, I don’t think many people have high expectations for the speaker quality of this product, so in that sense, it’s as expected.
First of all, although the speakers are “stereo”, they are located at the bottom and close to each other, so the stereo feeling is not very good. Also, the sound quality is about the same as a notebook PC that doesn’t put much effort into its speakers. The overall sound quality is a bit muffled and thin with no sense of crispness. Unless you are using it for listening to music, I think it’s practical enough for you.
The GMK KD1 supports the OSD menu (On Screen Display menu). By briefly pressing the power button, a menu appears in the lower right corner of the screen, allowing you to change settings by touch.
You can set the language, brightness, and color temperature, and there are also preset settings for different usage scenarios such as gaming and document creation. It also supports AMD’s FreeSync, but since I don’t have a PC environment where FreeSync can be used, I couldn’t test it this time.