The Xiaomi Mi Desktop Monitor 1C is simply one of the most immersive monitors available in the market for buyers on a budget.
The compact size and wide angle panel are only some of the impressive features of this monitor. But is it worth it and considering it’s over 2 years old, should you buy it now?
Let me take you through Xiaomi Mi Desktop 1C Price and Review in Malaysia and see whether or not this 60Hz 23.8-inch IPS display is still up to the task in today’s work from home culture.
Here’s what I’ll cover:
- Xiaomi Mi Desktop Monitor 1C Price in Malaysia
- Highlights of the Xiaomi Mi Desktop Monitor 1C
- Xiaomi Mi Desktop Monitor 1C Malaysia Specifications
- Xiaomi Mi Desktop Monitor 1C Design Malaysia
- Xiaomi Mi Desktop Monitor 1C Display
- Xiaomi Mi Desktop Monitor 1C Malaysia Connectivity
- Xiaomi Mi Desktop Monitor 1C Pros and Cons
- Xiaomi Mi Desktop Monitor 1C – Where to Buy
Xiaomi Mi Desktop Monitor 1C Price and Review in Malaysia
Xiaomi Mi Desktop Monitor 1C Price in Malaysia
The Xiaomi Mi Desktop Monitor 1C was first released in December 2020, but only started arriving in stores and online platforms in Malaysia during March 2021. At the time of the launch the Xiaomi Mi Desktop Monitor 1C was priced at 699 RM.
As on 12th September 2022, the price of the Xiaomi Mi Desktop Monitor 1C is 569 RM with a small drop in the price of the monitor. However, with discounts on sites like Lazada, I was able to get the Xiaomi Mi Desktop Monitor 1C for as low as 499 RM.
Highlights of the Xiaomi Mi Desktop Monitor 1C
178-degree Wide Vision – This 23.8-inch display offers panoramic view at a glance and a field of view as wide as 178 degrees making everything displayed seem realistic and vivid. The clear colorful screen and the wide angle display help deliver an immersive experience.
Super Thin Design – Measuring 7.3mm at the thinnest part of the body, the Xiaomi Mi Desktop Monitor 1C does not clutter the workspace and makes the monitor stand out from the rest. This compact and slim profile design gives the 1C a sleek and simple appearance.
Easy on the Eyes – Designed for working class folk, the 1C offers a low blue light mode that filters out short-wave blue light making it easier on the eyes. The adjustable stand helps ease neck pain making work-life a lot more comfortable.
Xiaomi Mi Desktop Monitor 1C Malaysia Specifications
|Rated Power||24W Max|
|Visible Area||60.5 cm|
|Response Time||6 milliseconds (GTG)|
|Resolution||1920 * 1080|
|Dimensions||539.2 (L)*181.2 (W)*419.5 (H) mm|
|Contrast Ratio||1000:1 (TYP)|
|Operating Temperature||0℃ – 400℃|
|Features||TUV Low Blue Light; Flicker free Technology|
Xiaomi Mi Desktop Monitor 1C : What’s in the Box
Each Xiaomi Mi Desktop Monitor 1C comes with the following.
- 1 x Xiaomi Mi Desktop Monitor 1C 23.8 FullHD
- 1 x HDMI Cable
- 1 x Base
- 1 x Power adapter
- 1 x Bag of Screws
- 1 x User Manual
- 1 x Screwdriver
- 1 x Warranty
The bag of screws and the manual will be taped at the back of the monitor and the rest of the equipment are stored and sealed plastic covers in the main monitor box.
Xiaomi Mi Desktop Monitor 1C Design Malaysia
I found the Xiaomi Mi Desktop Monitor 1C to be quite lightweight and compact with the slimmest areas of the monitor measuring hardly 7.3mm.
But that’s not the case about the lower half of the monitor as all of its components and ports are positioned here, so it’s slightly thicker than the rest of the body.
The monitor also comes with a slim profile metal stand that has rubber padding under the legs which helps keep it stable and prevents the display from sliding across the table or any flat surface.
The back of the Xiaomi Mi Desktop Monitor 1C is pretty simple too, there’s a Mi logo as well as 4 ports including the power input and a joystick toggle button that can be used to navigate the on-screen settings as well as turn on and turn off the display.
At the front sits the indicator light, right underneath the display in the middle with no other buttons or switches. This could be because Xiaomi wanted to provide a monitor with the panel as its primary focus and hence the lack of navigation buttons at the front.
All-in-all, the 1C has a professional design and the one thing I really liked about this monitor is that it weighs hardly 2.7kg and it is extremely easy to carry or reposition.
Xiaomi Mi Desktop Monitor 1C Display
In terms of the display, the Xiaomi Mi Desktop Monitor 1C delivers beautifully crisp and vivid visuals even though it only has a resolution of 1920*1080 and a refresh rate of 60Hz.
Though Xiaomi could have used a 90Hz or 120Hz display in its place, it still does a good enough job while running large applications with heavy animations, but lacks the prowess to handle competitive games.
The 23.8″ IPS panel offers a viewing angle of 178-degrees which is one of the reasons we love this monitor and can confirm that there was no loss of clarity or any distortion while viewing the display from the side.
While all this might seem well and good, the Xiaomi Mi desktop monitor 1C doesn’t bode well with dark visuals and instead of an all black background we reported grays at certain areas of the screen which need addressing.
Though this was reported only when the monitor brightness was a max, it’s still something that can affect user productivity.
Xiaomi Mi Desktop Monitor 1C Malaysia Connectivity
If you’re looking for a monitor with numerous ports and connectivity options then the Mi Desktop Monitor 1C is not for you.
However, if minimal is your scene then this monitor will sit well in any setup you have going at home.
On the back there is only a single HDMI port, one D-Sub port, and a menu joystick. There was no 3.5mm audio port and the lack of functionality made it seem like Xiaomi designed this monitor without entertainment in mind.
However, since there’s a D-Sub port, I was able to connect three monitors together using a splitter and had an impressive workstation setup going.
Xiaomi Mi Desktop Monitor 1C Malaysia Functionality
The Xiaomi Mi Desktop Monitor 1C was quite easy to set up and use. The kit contained all the key components to build the monitor including the stand, screws, L shaped allen key and a detailed guide to install the monitor.
Accessing the on screen settings was a cakewalk and it can be achieved by pressing the joystick toggle at the back of the monitor which also doubles as a power button
We found various settings such as standard, eco, game, movie and low blue light that can be enabled by clicking on the joystick at the back of the monitor.
An interesting feature, one that I personally like using while running high performance apps is the Overdrive menu. This option drops the response time of the monitor in such a way that color changes appear smooth.
While we do not know the exact extent of the drop in the response time, it’s safe to say that from what we tested, the monitor can not achieve 1ms response time and hence is not a good buy for competitive gamers.
Xiaomi Mi Desktop Monitor 1C Pros and Cons
- Carries a premium and minimalist design with thin bezels
- Large 23.8” IPS panel with a ultra-wide 178-degree viewing angle
- Sturdy build and quality materials
- Cheap and affordable
- Lacks adequate number of ports
- No 3.5mm audio jack
- Can not be mounted on the wall
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