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Odake BladeX is an insanely thin and portable 15.6-inch 4K UHD external monitor

Odake BladeX is a portable 15.6-inch 4K UHD external monitor (Source: Odake)
Odake BladeX is a portable 15.6-inch 4K UHD external monitor (Source: Odake)
The external monitor will have 1080p touchscreen and 4K UHD options with USB Type-C charging and an internal battery as standard. Hopefully, its specifications and performance will match the sleek narrow bezel chassis.

Not to be confused with the Razer Blade, the Odake BladeX is an unrelated Kickstarter project for an external 15.6-inch monitor. Much like the Razer Blade, however, the BladeX is notable for its very thin profile and light weight to be the perfect travel companion.

The Blade X will be just 4.5 mm and 857 g heavy to be significantly more portable than your typical monitor. The adjustable bottom stand will allow for multiple modes including Landscape, Portrait, and Tent much like on any 360-degree convertible laptop. A built-in 3000 mAh battery promises up to 3 hours of real-world use while the HDMI and USB Type-C inputs can accept a wide range of inputs including game consoles and laptops.

While definitely attractive, it remains to be seen how key specifications like contrast ratio, colors, response times, and brightness will be on the BladeX. After all, a monitor with poor colors or too much ghosting would not be ideal for editing or gaming purposes. We'll likely find out more about the monitor when its Kickstarter page goes live on June 25th for a starting price of $180.

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Allen Ngo, 2019-06-12 (Update: 2019-06-12)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.