Cocopar 10.1 is a 10.1inches portable monitor, which is not USB-powered. Ii was introduced to a public at the beginning of 2017 and mainly was designed for Raspberry PI users. But showing a good performance and having a relatively low price it became a popular choice among road travelers and different kind of workers, in other words, people that might need an extra portable monitor and have a DC 12V power supply.
Specification and Features
|Panel size||10.1”||Panel Type||TFT|
|Brightness||350 cd/㎡||Refresh rate||60Hz|
|Contrast ratio||500:1||Response time||n/a|
350 cd/㎡ is very nice brightness for a budget monitor which normally is used under the roof. Response time is too big for gaming purposes but we guess it wouldn’t be an issue here.
It has DVI, HDMI and VGA ports for video signal, but standard equipment includes only HDMI cabel.
Design and Ergonomics
Cocopar 10.1 is a simple portable monitor without any interesting design solutions. All ports had been put on a back side and buttons for the on-screen menu had been put on the front side. Both choices are pretty standard for these type of display.
Normally, you wouldn’t require any stylishness from this kind of device, all you need is ability to set up and start using quickly and smoothly. With a standard plastic stand it can be easily attached to a different kind of surfaces, although we found the stand a little bit weak.
Cocopar 10.1 is definitely lightweight which is good, especially if you carry it in your bag but it has one downside. The light body lets the cable to pull the screen side way.
Performance and Set-up
All colors including different dark shades show well for this monitor. Image is crisp and clear. Viewing angles are good and you won’t spot a drop in quality even from an extreme angle.
It’s very easy to connect it with Raspberry Pi, basically it’s plug and play and we have the same situation with other devices including PS4, Windows and MacOS. Although we don’t have official numbers about response rate we can tell that it’s low enough to play some real time but not very intensive video games on PS4.
Cocopar 10 Review Verdict
Cocopar 10.1 is a budget version of a small portable display which requires DC 12V power supply. Having a fairly good 10.1 inches panel it lets you not only to use itself as monitor for programming in Raspberry PI or an external monitor for diagnostic tools or CCTV, but also use it for entertaining purposes.
If you’ve got a long road ahead it might be a perfect solution to use it as a display for DVD player or PS4, finding 12V in a car surely isn’t a problem.
We cannot give it a very high mark because it doesn’t deliver anything special and has a slightly wobbly stand but it’s very unlikely you’d find a better option for around $90, that said we’re giving it 3.8 out of 5.