Another of HP’s announcements today is what they are claiming as the world’s first 14-inch USB Type-C portable display and is HP’s first 1920x1080 portable display. The new S14 portable display is designed to provide users the ability to quickly connect another monitor to their laptop or tablet expanding screen real estate while being able to carry it alongside the other device for ease of transport. HP claims that productivity is said to increase with more screen space as well as making collaboration easier when using a second display. 

The EliteDisplay S14 14-inch portable monitor features a wraparound easel cover with which to support the monitor when in use – no other attachments are needed. When not in use, the cover protects the monitor when traveling, similar to a tablet cover. HP claims that the design aesthetic will compliment other HP PCs and in this case, comes in black with the only standout look being the HP logo on the back as well as the base of the panel. There is a single USB-C port that will carry both video and power in order to minimize additional dongles and clutter in the workspace. Power is fed from the notebook or tablet it is connected to, so battery life of the laptop can be shorter when in use. The panel is rated to use around 5W with a maximum of 15W according to HP.

Specifications wise, the 16:9 aspect ratio 14-inch monitor measures in at 12.91” x 0.34” x 8.24” and weighs in at 2.2 lbs without the stand. HP says these values translate to a 46% thinner and 12% lighter device than previous generations. Comparing this to the S140u, the bezels are unquestionably smaller along with a smaller overall footprint. Color gamut nor the specific IPS panel type was not listed in the specifications. 

 

The panel is an IPS LED backlit display with 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles using a native Full HD (1920x1080) resolution at 60 Hz refresh (5ms GTG). Brightness comes in at 220 nits with a 700:1 static contrast ratio. The display features anti-glare technology, language selection, LED backlighting, and on-screen controls. Users are able to adjust brightness, color, contrast, and it has buttons for accessing the menu, plus and minus control, input control, and power on/off – a typical array of controls on a monitor.

HP EliteDisplay S14
  3HX46AA
Panel 14" IPS
Native Resolution FHD 1920 × 1080
Maximum Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Response Time 5 ms GtG
Brightness 220 cd/m² (typical)
Contrast 700:1
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Display Colors 16.7 million
Color Gamut Support ?
Inputs 1 x USB Type-C
Stand Integrated Case/Stand
Audio None
VESA None

Pricing for the S14 portable display starts at $219 and will be available in July 2018. 

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Source: HP

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  • SteelRing - Monday, May 14, 2018 - link

    Make it more awesome: allow for daisy chain up to 6 external monitors Reply
  • alexvoda - Monday, May 14, 2018 - link

    First 14" sized, maybe. But Asus has made such screens for many years already. Reply
  • Samus - Monday, May 14, 2018 - link

    USB-C powered and operated? Reply
  • uefi - Monday, May 14, 2018 - link

    An extra hdmi input would be really convenient to have to increase its use cases. Reply
  • mr_tawan - Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - link

    Does Cintiq count ? Reply
  • mr_tawan - Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - link

    just rechecked. ... it requires a separated power supply so it's not portable :-/ Reply
  • Tams80 - Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - link

    Well, there was the Lenovo LT1423. 13.3" though and not USB C (although USB 3.0). For 14" there was the LT1421, but that had low resolution (to be fair, not bad for the time).

    Now, as for 14" plus, AOC do one and it apparently has a USB C model.
    Reply
  • olafgarten - Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - link

    The Asus MB16AC is a much better option, 15.6 inch 1080p, over a single USB C or a USB A. It only weighs 780g, is thinner and you can even use a pen as a stand if you leave the case at home.. Reply
  • vailr - Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - link

    They should maybe offer one with it's own rechargeable battery & also a larger size option.
    Then review it paired with one of the extra small Windows pocketable PCs, that's sort of the idea of an Intel NUC, but less than half the size. In other words: the CPU guts of a laptop, put into a pocket-sized chassis, about the size of two cell phones sandwiched together.
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  • JesseSha - Friday, May 18, 2018 - link

    Here's a market segment no-one is mentioning, and I made an account here to bring it up: musicians. 14 -15 inch is the perfect size to replace standard A4 sheet music. Now if they'd add mircast or something like that, that'd be a 1, 2 punch for most all classical musicians like myself, who keep most of their repertoire on their phones. Reply

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