PC monitors have become cheaper and cheaper in recent years and models with 4K resolution are now available for less than 200€. In the Full-HD league, Xiaomi has now introduced the Mi 1A PC monitor with 23.8 inch and nice thin edges around the panel for $199.99 on Banggood. Of course, you wouldn’t expect a lot of features at this price, but is this really necessary for a display? Would the Xiaomi Mi 1A even be worthwhile as an import?
The Redmi 1A monitor measures 538 x 418 x 180 millimeters at 4.2 kilograms. The panel measures 23.8 inches diagonally and has a 16:9 format. The resolution is Full HD / 1920 x 1080 pixels – 4K resolution can’t be expected at this price. However, it is pleasing that the display works with IPS. In the low price range you normally only find TN panels. The input lag is given with 6ms, the contrast is 1000:1 and for the brightness Xiaomi gives 250 cd/m². The IPS panel should have a viewing angle stability of 178 degrees. What Xiaomi cannot afford to miss at the moment: TÜV Rheinland certification for a particularly low blue light component.
So far, no special features, the Redmi 1A is a classic PC monitor. Things get more interesting when it comes to design. Like the Mi notebooks, the monitor is very unobtrusive and “clean” in design. The base is made of glossy plastic and the rest of matt black plastic. There are only two connectors on the stand: DC-IN power connector and HDMI port. The narrow edges are definitely a good thing if you plan to use multiple monitors. I’m currently on the road with two monitors, both of which have a 2cm wide frame – unfortunately, that’s not fancy.
1. Mi Display 23.8-Inch, which as you expect, features a 23.8-inch screen. The Full HD screen supports wide-angle viewing of 178-degrees.
2. It has a regular design and the control buttons hidden at the right-side bottom panel bezel under the screen. It comes with a cylindrical bracket which can adjust the angle of the viewing but doesn’t seem to support the vertical adjustment.
3. Continuing with the Xiaomi’s minimalistic design, the back panel of the monitor is clean and simple with just the branding and a HDMI port along with a power supply port.
4. The monitor consumes 24W, which is the new national standard level energy efficiency.
Product model: RMMNT238MF
Machine power: 24W Max.
Visual size (diagonal): 60.5cm
Brightness: 250 nit
Response time: 6ms (GTG)
Recommended resolution: 1920×1080
Product net weight: 4.2kg
Working humidity: 10% RH-90% RH
Adapter power input: 12V = 2A
Screen size: 23.8 inches
Pitch: 0.275 × 0.275mm
Contrast: 1000:1 (TYP)
Display ratio: 16:9
The highest resolution: 1920×1080
Machine size: 539.2 (L) × 181.2 (W) × 419.5 (H) mm
Working temperature: 0ºC-40ºC
Atmospheric pressure: 86kPa-106kPa
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