The THINNEST Monitor EVER – C-Force Portable Display Review

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  • Published: 26 August 2019
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    This is about as thin as an LCD monitor can get! The C-Force CF015C is a super light and portable display for mobile productivity and gaming!

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Comments • 3 520

  • Sprits Fal
    Sprits Fal  18 hours back

    Until it can be powered just off the type C, it's not that useful imho

    • HandmadeShark 26
      HandmadeShark 26  2 days back

      Why would you pay over $200 for that thing just get a regular monitor

      • Erick Sanchez
        Erick Sanchez  7 hours back

        Bc a regular monitor isn't portable. I think you're missing the whole point of why portable monitors exist

    • DF AMO
      DF AMO  4 days back

      The Samsung default browser is so much better than chrome and Firefox. Give it a try

      • Zoya Spencer
        Zoya Spencer  4 days back

        Sony has done this with a 11 inch TV 15 years ago.

        • theblueskyguy 1
          theblueskyguy 1  5 days back

          #linustechtips what preditor is that

          • KWCH
            KWCH  6 days back

            it's thin but very fragile in a bag too I guess.

            • huntcheerio
              huntcheerio  7 days back

              Linus... we still use grams

              • Tristan The vr Gamecat
                Tristan The vr Gamecat  1 weeks back

                This seemed so pointless it should really have battery built in or something having to carry a load of wires and accessories just to use a not so good display........ Umm why bother

                • Flirty Aphid
                  Flirty Aphid  1 weeks back

                  Linus: Correctly identifies obscure parts of random technology for our entertainment.
                  Also Linus: Calls a smash attack a heavy attack.

                  • Greg Phillips
                    Greg Phillips  1 weeks back

                    ANDROID. EMULATION. I already use a mount for my phone. If the back plate could be thick enough to just mount with that + just one USB C to my phone... perfect.

                    • Justin Land
                      Justin Land  1 weeks back

                      that would be perfect for mounting on xbox one x

                      • Isaac Blank
                        Isaac Blank  1 weeks back

                        This thing is actually perfect for having a TV or monitor in your kitchen to watch while cooking etc!!

                        • Julian Leberfing
                          Julian Leberfing  1 weeks back

                          Why would you hook up an external monitor to a mobile console..... Did they just do the same thing Nintendo did in 2017 but it's chunky?? XD

                          • Krishna Katakam
                            Krishna Katakam  1 weeks back

                            LINUS YOU CAN USE IT FOR ANDROID AUTO ...... :\

                            • Michael Damon
                              Michael Damon  1 weeks back

                              Where can i buy this

                              • TheBlackCat1997able
                                TheBlackCat1997able  1 weeks back

                                I'd connect the monitor to fly my drone.

                                • Robert Curnow
                                  Robert Curnow  1 weeks back

                                  The DIY ramifications of this are astronomical! Think about it a briefcase a ps4 or xbox one and you got your self a portable gaming briefcase. Might use this while traveling...

                                  • whats poppin
                                    whats poppin  2 weeks back

                                    need to shave the back of ur head friend lol

                                    • Slodin
                                      Slodin  2 weeks back

                                      imagine sticking it on your ITX case...

                                      • Cyber
                                        Cyber  2 weeks back

                                        Great vid

                                        • Nick Gapp
                                          Nick Gapp  2 weeks back

                                          Just a heads up, my wife bought this and the monitor and it didn't work. Now C-Force is being a pain in the ass on returning it. We're worried they're a shady company now. Buyer beware, they might screw you over. Not a trustworthy company in our opinion from this awful experience.

                                          • Nick Gapp
                                            Nick Gapp  1 weeks back

                                            @moderatingmoderation we tried every way of plugging and powering the thing with no luck. It was just a bunk monitor, which is fine and we understand that happens, but returning has been way more of a pain than it should be.

                                          • moderatingmoderation
                                            moderatingmoderation  1 weeks back

                                            Did you try plugging in off and then plugging it back in?

                                        • JAMRAM
                                          JAMRAM  2 weeks back

                                          I would never buy that.. Too easy to get broken plus the audio..

                                          • marty schäferkordt
                                            marty schäferkordt  2 weeks back

                                            but why is he ever filming in the kitchen?

                                            • William Henrickson
                                              William Henrickson  2 weeks back

                                              ITS A PROTOTYPE DONT DROP IT OMGGGGG

                                              • Vasya Pupkin
                                                Vasya Pupkin  2 weeks back

                                                I understand it weights only 200+ gram, but how much weight the case? And finally, what's the point to buy this monitor which named portable if it has to be plugged with power adapter and that hub? It is not portable at all and too many wires. I had monitor from Gaems, it's not that thin and light, but I can easily use HDMI cable for picture and sound, and USB to power it. Now you can easily find a monitor with USB-C as the only cable to power it and also for picture and sound. I see only one scenario why would you want such small 4K display (and if possible to use only USB-C cable) - to connect it to your camera. It's not that expansive as for 4K and 100% sRGB.

                                                • Eli De Lannoy
                                                  Eli De Lannoy  2 weeks back

                                                  They've proven their point..They can make a thin monitor.. Great.. good for them.. Now that we've established that, make it thicker and and get rid of the hub and all the stupid ass cables so you actually have a usable product.

                                                  • TheQuark6789
                                                    TheQuark6789  2 weeks back

                                                    > Reviews thinnest and lightest portable monitor
                                                    > Connects it to thickest and heaviest laptop

                                                    • Dute si vino inapoi
                                                      Dute si vino inapoi  2 weeks back

                                                      I dosent mater..thin or not..still a monitor is😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁

                                                      • Dulla Bills
                                                        Dulla Bills  2 weeks back

                                                        wait so if im on a train u want me to use that when my laptop is 15" and this thing looks smaller than that

                                                        • Joif
                                                          Joif  3 weeks back

                                                          200grams cost 200 bucks

                                                          • Elite Clone kid
                                                            Elite Clone kid  3 weeks back

                                                            I thought it was a screw driver

                                                            • Shervon
                                                              Shervon  3 weeks back

                                                              i always knew linus was a hacker

                                                              • Bum of Rummy
                                                                Bum of Rummy  3 weeks back

                                                                Linus, you should retry the rezar prejoct with 2of these.

                                                                • Nathan L
                                                                  Nathan L  3 weeks back

                                                                  A magnetic quick remove type c adapter should ship with this thing. As far as use case SBC projects (if they have Linux driver support). Also for a diy head unit, So you could have a removable screen for bad areas of the city your pharmacist is located at.

                                                                  • Alex Carrillo
                                                                    Alex Carrillo  3 weeks back

                                                                    WHO F#~KING CARES - Where is that Apology and when are you going do that video regarding the Fuji camera that you, and friend Brandon did, and will keep hounding you until We all get an answer, already I got one person commented in what I wrote about you....

                                                                    • IMNOTA
                                                                      IMNOTA  3 weeks back

                                                                      Have you ever seen a monitor with those lighter spots ? You probably seen that on laptops that are a couple of years old, and this is caused by pressure on the screen. Well, this screen will have the same issues in like a week. It is way too exposed. When linus said "I don't know why nobody did this before", that's the reason.
                                                                      Also, I'd rather have a screen twice as thick with all the electronics in it, rather than carrying around a big black box with a fan, and like 12 cables.

                                                                      • Indrit Shkupi
                                                                        Indrit Shkupi  3 weeks back

                                                                        Toooo expensive!!!!

                                                                        • Ben Renzella
                                                                          Ben Renzella  3 weeks back

                                                                          FYI - the monitor in this review (in which the model number isn't mentioned), is not the CF015C as mentioned in the description..it's the C-Air...ask me how I know...

                                                                          • Funny Crow
                                                                            Funny Crow  2 weeks back

                                                                            Ben Renzella how do u know

                                                                        • Tim Titus
                                                                          Tim Titus  3 weeks back

                                                                          In the words of Will Smith, "I feel like I'ma break this thing"

                                                                          • Colin Nye
                                                                            Colin Nye  3 weeks back

                                                                            I can't be the only one who creased in fear when Linus started flapping the screen around!?

                                                                            • AleXstProduction
                                                                              AleXstProduction  3 weeks back

                                                                              what about using it as an external monitor for filming?

                                                                              • Gnarrrl
                                                                                Gnarrrl  4 weeks back

                                                                                Potential buyers beware: Ordered the CF015Cv2 + Central-hub based on this video. Paid about 430$ including shipping but the Hub is missing from the package, making the thing effectively a very pretty and expensive paperweight. Crickets from support so far ...

                                                                                • Lbsnaa Lost
                                                                                  Lbsnaa Lost  4 weeks back

                                                                                  Well . The case is thicker than it

                                                                                  • Sergio Gómez
                                                                                    Sergio Gómez  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Can someone explain me How does the "CF120 - Central-hub video processor" that linus used works??


                                                                                    I just bought AOC - I1601FWUX that only has 1 type C port and it did not worked with my N switch.

                                                                                    I used a Type C to HDMI cable to test the monitor but it did not work. I had to use the thunderbolt port on my laptop to use it.
                                                                                    Any suggestions?
                                                                                    I think that the monitor is not getting enough power...
                                                                                    I will buy the ""CF120 - Central-hub video processor"" to see if that helps...

                                                                                    • Poo Asso
                                                                                      Poo Asso  4 weeks back

                                                                                      BullShit.

                                                                                      • Ryan Reyes
                                                                                        Ryan Reyes  4 weeks back

                                                                                        Imagine mounting to a mini itx build

                                                                                        • PCLANParty
                                                                                          PCLANParty  4 weeks back

                                                                                          I want a 120hz+ version of this. That would be the ultimate LAN Party monitor! 🎉

                                                                                          • KingOfKingdom
                                                                                            KingOfKingdom  4 weeks back

                                                                                            There actually is a 144hz 1080p model on their the website, the CF016xT. Definitely an interesting option for a lanparty

                                                                                        • Timber P
                                                                                          Timber P  4 weeks back

                                                                                          I'm just waiting for a display that's 0.1 mm lol