C-FORCE CF016XT 15.6 Inch 144Hz FHD 1080P Touchscreen Portable
The C-Force CF016xT is a portable 15.6-inch 144 Hz touchscreen monitor powered by USB Type-C. If your laptop supports it, the monitor can run on just a single USB Type-C cable for both power and data. This page will be an overview of the display and what users can expect from it in terms of quality and colors.
The following extras are included in the box. Note that there is no AC adapter meaning you must provide your own power source be it from a laptop USB port or a USB Type-C AC adapter. Admittedly, the ability to power this large of a monitor from just a USB 3.0 port can be quite handy for gaming.
- Mini-HDMI to HDMI cable
- USB Type-C Power and Data cable
- Protective cover case
- Cleaning cloth
We tried two different laptops during our testing: the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15
via USB Type-C and the MSI GE65
via HDMI. The Microsoft laptop would work flawlessly even at the full 144 Hz setting with nothing but the included USB Type-C cable. The touchscreen function would work as well to be as easy as we had hoped.
On the other hand, connecting to our MSI GE65 via HDMI was more of a hassle. A second cable for power would be required since HDMI carries data only. Furthermore, 144 Hz mode and the touchscreen would not work on our setup, either.
Connecting our Huawei Mate 10 Pro
smartphone via USB-C would work automatically without any additional cables. Brightness, however, would be very limited at less than 50 percent of the maximum. If you move the brightness leveler above 50 percent, then the monitor will automatically shut off. Attempting to connect a second USB-C cable for power will not work as the screen would just flicker uncontrollably despite the official manual stating otherwise.
The manufacturer advertises 300 nits of brightness while our own measurements show just 214 nits when on the maximum brightness setting. Black-white and gray-gray response times are also decent at about 11 ms even though they are not as fast as most gaming laptops where 3 ms or 5 ms have become the norm. In other words, ghosting is noticeable but manageable.
HWiNFO shows a monitor ID of SGT0161 with no monitor name.