Innocn 40C1R Overview: A Huge Display screen Price Its Modest Bucks


It looks as if an ideal deal: a 40-inch monitor for $540 (usually $609). And when you’re searching for the most important general-purpose monitor you will discover for the cash, the 40-inch, flatscreen Innocn 40C1R undoubtedly belongs in your brief checklist, so long as you mood your expectations. It is a Jack-of-all-trades, however whereas it is above common for a few of them, it truly is a grasp of none.

Should you’ve by no means heard of Innocn, you are in all probability not alone. It is comparatively new for a monitor firm (lower than 10 years!), and has made its identify promoting moveable screens on Amazon, although it subsequently expanded to desktop screens. It does not supply wherever close to the number of screens as most rivals. The corporate does not have localized websites for the UK or Australia (and this mannequin does not appear to be obtainable in these regional Amazon websites), however its producer value converts to about £545 and AU$950.


  • Good and roomy
  • Typically strong efficiency for the cash
  • Contains VESA mounting {hardware}

Do not Like

  • Minimally HDR
  • Motion-gaming can have movement blur
  • Considerably low decision for its dimension
  • Little in the way in which of documentation

There’s nothing notably excellent or atypical about its design, although it is unobtrusive and does really feel solidly constructed. You’ll be able to join two units to it for picture-by-picture show, however that solely works with Home windows methods and telephones. It does not have a USB hub inbuilt — only a USB-C for show and energy supply — however that provides price, so it isn’t a shock.

Innocn 40C1R

Innocn 40C1R
Worth $609
Dimension (diagonal) 40 in./102cm
Panel and backlight IPS-ADS with LED backlight
Flat or curved Flat
Decision and pixel density 3,440 x 1,440; 92.3ppi
Side ratio 21:9
Most gamut 95% DCI-P3
Brightness (nits, peak/typical) 500 / n/a
HDR DisplayHDR 400
Adaptive sync FreeSync Premium
Max vertical refresh price 144Hz (DisplayPort), 100Hz (HDMI)
Grey/grey response time (milliseconds) 2
Connections 2 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x DP 1.4, 1 x USB-C (90w PD)
Audio 3.5mm audio out
VESA mountable Sure, 100 x 100 mm
Panel guarantee 30-day return; 1 yr restricted components and labor
Launch date December 2021


I’ve to provide Innocn props for honesty in a single respect. As has grow to be frequent, the corporate features a manufacturing facility calibration report within the field for sRGB and Adobe RGB regardless of the monitor’s blended outcomes; it is an object lesson as to why averages, particularly on the subject of colours, aren’t essentially an correct reflection of actuality. In different phrases, an organization can report an common DeltaE lower than 2, which is taken into account correct, however with plenty of patches having an error upwards of three, a spread that runs from “sufficiently correct for most individuals” via “no freaking means.” That is what my analysis unit’s report regarded like, which saved me some hair pulling after I noticed my very own outcomes.

The mount is not glossy, nevertheless it’s sturdy and practical.

As a result of it is flat moderately than curved, the left and proper sides could seem a hair darker than the middle, however that is due to the obtuse angle you are viewing them at — one thing {that a} curved show ameliorates when the display screen will get so extensive. Transferring again from it slightly, when you can, will repair that. 

SDR measurements

Profile Gamut (% protection) White level Gamma Typical brightness (nits) Accuracy (DE2K common/max)
sRGB 98 6700K 2.2 237 2.62/8.59
Normal (default) 88 (P3) 6500K 2.5 222 (365 nits peak) 4.49/6.45
Adobe RGB 82 6645K 2.2 237 3/8.52

That is to not say the 40C1R’s measurements had been unhealthy and even unacceptable for many individuals. My check unit no less than did not stand out as notably nice for shade accuracy or brightness. Distinction was typical for an IPS panel at about 1,030:1; white level was fairly near 6500K (it will get cooler as brightness will increase).

These readings are with out tweaking any settings, although, and there are plenty of potential settings you’ll be able to tweak. However there isn’t any helpful documentation for the monitor, both in print or on-line, so a few of the settings are shrouded in thriller. Like “contextual mannequin,” which, based mostly on its placement within the menu, appears to have one thing to do with brightness or distinction, presumably associated to the dynamic distinction setting simply above it, however has solely On or Off decisions and no rationalization. 

HDR mode measurements

Gamut (% P3) White level Full display screen brightness (nits)
HDR Normal 94 6850K 400
HDR Film 94 6780K 320
HDR Design 94 6650K 200

The 40C1R’s HDR met the letter of the legislation for DisplayHDR 400 certification if not the spirit of HDR, however DisplayHDR 400’s necessities do not even meet the spirit of HDR; if you would like HDR that appears prefer it has a excessive dynamic vary, then you really want a minimal of 600 nits brightness for an IPS show — OLED is a bit completely different — with a gamut nearer to 98% P3, amongst different issues. Brightness in smaller areas did not differ considerably from full display screen, both. (Sadly, “middling dynamic vary” is not a factor, and possibly would not promote many screens.) However if you would like one thing a bit higher than SDR with out shelling out, this could meet your wants. 

HDR appears to spice up sharpening or distinction, making it uncomfortable to go away HDR enabled full-time in Home windows. As it’s, the pixel density is not nice for work or design, however that is what you get whenever you unfold 3,440×1,440 pixels over such a big space. It is OK for gaming although and nonetheless higher than 1080p on a 27-inch show or roughly corresponding to 2,560×1440 on a 32-inch show, that are different configurations you will discover in less-expensive choices.

Sport mode measurements

White level Gamma Brightness
FPS 8900K 2.5 301
RTS/RPG 6800K 2.5 390
MOBA 7100K 2.5 370

The sport modes alter the show settings to make it simpler to see what it’s worthwhile to, in addition to set the pixel refresh to wherever from “quick” to “ultrafast.” I nonetheless noticed movement artifacts, so when you’re delicate to these, or play video games the place they’re going to be seen, this monitor is probably not your finest wager. Although it does not help variable refresh with a console, it in any other case labored with out situation when related to an Xbox Sequence X. 

General, it is a strong gaming and work monitor when you’re searching for one thing massive on a finances.

How we check screens

All measurements are carried out utilizing Portrait Show’s Calman Final 2021 R4 software program utilizing a Calibrite ColorChecker Show Plus (previously X-Ceremony i1Display Professional Plus) and a Murideo Six-G sample generator for HDR testing the place mandatory, or the Client3 HDR patterns inside Calman, the place potential. How intensive our testing is is determined by the capabilities of the monitor, the display screen and backlight expertise used, and the judgment of the reviewer.

On probably the most primary fashions we could keep on with simply brightness, distinction and shade gamut, whereas on extra succesful shows we could run exams of most user-selectable modes for gaming or color-critical utilization, uniformity and so forth. For the colour work, we can also run exams to confirm how white level accuracy varies with brightness.

Colour accuracy outcomes reported in items of Delta E 2000 are based mostly on Calman’s commonplace Pantone patch set, plus the grayscale and pores and skin tone patches. White factors outcomes are based mostly on each the precise white worth plus the correlated shade temperature for your entire grey scale (21 patches, 0 to 100%) rounded all the way down to the closest 50K so long as there aren’t any massive variations. We additionally use Blur Bustersmovement exams to guage movement artifacts (equivalent to ghosting) or refresh rate-related issues that may have an effect on gaming. 

Remember the fact that particular person outcomes can fluctuate from a producer’s reported outcomes for a wide range of causes. For example, you may be utilizing a distinct set of shade patches for the accuracy exams (as I do), a distinct colorimeter (as most people do), a distinct means of calculating (equivalent to figuring out gamut utilizing RGB and CMY primaries moderately than the extra frequent RGB solely), monitor settings (producers hardly ever present the OSD settings used for its exams) and so forth. There are literally a ton of variables.

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