Clevo has announced a redesign of their popular TN71K monitor which offers a new and improved experience. This has become an expected trend as of late and especially with TN panels where there is now a faster response time and an increased refresh rate.
In this review, I will be taking a look at the Clevo nh70, which is part of their new TN70 series. These monitors feature the best FreeSync technology currently available for display at an excellent price.
Design and Features Clevo nh70
The Clevo nh70 is a very nicely-built monitor. It has a sleek design, reminiscent of a Dell S2417DG. This is an ultrawide and features a 21:9 aspect ratio, a 3840×1080 resolution, and support for FreeSync for a smooth gaming experience. The display comes in either a matte black or white finish and has a highly-competitive price of only $240.
The stand on the monitor is very sturdy and offers a beautiful curve towards the edges of the display. It’s worth noting that Clevo does offer a more affordable and less-expensive TN monitor model which is branded as the N23D. That monitor has a lower-resolution (2560×1080) and does not include FreeSync support. While I’d be alright with that kind of monitor if it comes with a monitor stand at this price, it does mean that you’ll be paying an extra $50, making the TN71K a better value overall. The stand is fairly versatile and has a quick release mechanism, making it very easy to swap between different positions. The whole assembly comes in at only 24.5mm (0.9 inch) and requires absolutely no effort to move it around or adjust it.
The Clevo TN71K does not have any special visual cues on the front of the monitor as far as branding goes. On the left side there is a power button, volume buttons, and a button for configuring the display. On the right side there is a D-sub, DisplayPort, and HDMI 1.4 port (with MHL). The D-sub is probably the most unique feature here since it’s a dedicated D-Sub port with the ability to be used for audio and video input. The D-sub doesn’t have any auto detection, so it’s not designed to be connected to a DVI or HDMI in order to drive a desktop monitor with MHL or DisplayPort. You would have to then change the HDMI source to a DVI or DisplayPort adapter.
Unfortunately there is no quick-charging feature included on this monitor either. The power adapter is very compact but still slightly larger than the size of a smartphone, meaning it doesn’t fit in most modern cases very easily.
Procerssor and performance in different game of clevo nh70
Model Clevo TN71K Screen Size 3840×1080 Resolution 21:9 Aspect Ratio 3840×1080 Aspect Ratio Widescreen Resolution No VESA Support Yes Refresh Rate 60 Hz – 144 Hz native G-sync FreeSync Dual-Link DVI-D Display Colors 1.07B OLED
– -2.4M VESA 100mm height 2.46mm OS Ports 1x D-sub, 1x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x USB 3.0, 1x 3.5mm Speakers Yes DVI-D audio Yes USB 3.0 audio Yes DP 1.4 Audio Yes Maximum Resolution up to 120FPS
Contrast Ratio 3000:1 Contrast Ratio 3000:1 Refresh Rate up to 144Hz Color Saturation 104 dB 3.5mm Speakers Yes 2.2mm Speakers
4.2mm Speakers OS Price $240 Manufacturer Calibration Software None Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal, 178°/178° vertical 178°/178° horizontal Power Consumption (n/a) 23W.
Battery and charging time
With its MHL-enabled HDMI 2.0 port and the power connector on the back, the Clevo TN71K comes with the most unique charging solution on this list. The port on the back allows for charging the battery and, in theory, also providing power to the monitor. I haven’t been able to test this, so I can’t provide an official rating of how well it works or how long the battery lasts.
I’m still pretty torn on the TN70K. On one hand, I would have preferred to see a full-sized USB-C port for high-speed charging instead of an MHL port for power. On the other hand, I would have liked to see a USB-C to DisplayPort adapter as well, so that you could connect the TN70K to a legacy display with a DVI or HDMI. Most of the other TN monitors on the market lack either of these features, so I’m a bit surprised to see a monitor with a full-sized USB-C port that lacks a DisplayPort adapter. Regardless, the TN71K is the best TN monitor on the market for the money right now, which is amazing to say. I would also have liked to see a full-sized USB-C port instead of the MHL one in order to eliminate the need for a power supply and the whole battery pack problem that occurs with USB-C accessories.