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Bosstouch PM156: The 15.6-inch IPS 1080p portable touchscreen that supports Raspberry Pi

The Bosstouch PM156 has several video outputs including DisplayPort. (Image source: Seeed Studio)
The Bosstouch PM156 has several video outputs including DisplayPort. (Image source: Seeed Studio)
The Bosstouch PM156 is more than your average portable display. The 15.6-inch 1080p touchscreen includes three video outputs and operates at 85 Hz. The PM156 is available to pre-order on Seeed Studio for US$169 and will ship on May 27.

There are many portable external displays on the market, but few have as many video inputs as the Bosstouch PM156. The device is 12 mm thick and weighs just 720g, but it has a 3.5 mm headphone jack, a mini DisplayPort, a mini HDMI port along with two USB Type-C ports. One Type-C port just supplies power for when you are using HDMI or DisplayPort, while the second is a Thunderbolt 3 port that delivers USB 3.1 Gen 2 speeds, DisplayPort out, data and power.

The PM156 measures 230 x 375 mm, which gives its 15.6-inch IPS panel rather thick bezels, at least by 2019 standards. The display supports 10-point multitouch and is rated to reach a maximum brightness of 400 cd/m² with a 1,000:1 contrast ratio. Moreover, the PM156 has an 85 Hz refresh rate and a 178° viewing angle. The IPS panel should have stable viewing angles too, making the PM156 readable from side-on.

The display has a plastic case that does not look as premium as something like the ASUS MB169B+, but it allows the PM156 to remain relatively light. Likewise, the plastic should also be more durable than glass or metal would.

The PM156 is FCC and CE certified and can be connected to single board computers like the Raspberry Pi. The display will also work as an external display for a laptop or games console. The PM156 is available to pre-order on Seeed Studio for US$169 along with other Raspberry Pi accessories and comes with a charger, a Type-C cable, a Type-A to Type-C cable and also a HDMI to mini HDMI converter. The device will ship worldwide from May 27, although it sells other Raspberry Pi compatible displays if you need one sooner. You can also purchase the PM156 directly from Bosstouch for US$279.90 too.

Image source: Seeed Studio
Image source: Seeed Studio

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Alex Alderson, 2019-05- 9 (Update: 2019-05-12)
Alex Alderson
Alex Alderson - News Editor
I got my first smartphone aged 11, my first PC aged 12 and I have been tinkering with electronics ever since. I like to keep abreast of the latest news and technology, which inevitably leads me to switch my laptop and phone every few months. When I'm not writing for Notebookcheck, you will find me seeking out new coffee shops, bars and trying to find some hidden gems in record stores.