Product Review: HP EliteDisplay S140u


I am a gadget guy, I love them. My wife says I have way to many like watches who can have enough right?  At home and in the office I have multiple monitors and  it’s what I am use too now. I thought it would be great to have a portable monitor that I could take with me while on the road. Then I found out that HP makes a USB travel monitor!

The product I have been using is the HP EliteDisplay S140u usb monitor.

 

HP EliteDisplay S140u

 

HP EliteDisplay S140u

14 inch portable display powered by usb 3.0 designed to be a mobile second monitor for when on the go.

System Features
Display Size (Diagonal):14″
Resolution:1600 x 900
Display Pixel:0.193 mm
Brightness (Typical):200 cd/m²
Viewing Angle:90° horizontal; 50° vertical
Response Time (Typical):8 ms on/off
Bezel color:Black
Display Features:Anti-glare
LED Backlights
On-screen controls
Plug and Play
User programmable
I/O Ports:1 USB 3.0
Dimensions and Weight
Weight:3.28 lb (1.49 kg)
Dimensions (W x D x H):13.6 x 0.53 x 8.55 in (without cover); 13.6 x 0.63 x 8.63 in (with cover) (34.58 x 1.35 x 21.71 cm (without cover); 34.58 x 1.6 x 22.11 cm (with cover))
Power and Operating Requirements
Power Supply:USB supplied power
Power Consumption:7 W (maximum), 4 W (typical), 0.5 W (standby)
Operating Tempature Range:41 to 95°F (5 to 35°C)

The Exterior is a matte black finish like on my Elitebook G1.

Official HP page here

Pictures

HP EliteDisplay S140u

Back cover attached with monitor in viewing position

HP EliteDisplay S140u

Showing how thin the HP EliteDisplay S140u is

 

HP EliteDisplay S140u

Front view of the EliteDisplay S140u

HP EliteDisplay S140u

Back view of HP EliteDisplay S140u with the cover down

HP EliteDisplay S140u

HP EliteDisplay S140u out in the wild and getting ready for conference call.

 Pros

Here are a few pros I found while using the product.

  • Very portable – Fits in my backpack with laptop and other accessories with no problems. Sometimes I forget it’s there.
  • Comes with a cover which doubles as a stand
  • Only needs the usb 3.0 cable – this has two ends for usb 2.0 ports. (i didn’t test this on a system with usb 3.0 port)
  • Easy install – just install driver and it works

Cons

Here are a few drawbacks I found

  • Have to download the driver and install – on two machines running Windows 8 and 8.1 drivers did not self install (not sure if this is by design or not)
  • Not MAC compatible (only Windows compatible)

Nerd’s Blurt

I really like using this extra monitor, when you do quite a bit of work from hotel rooms having it is great.  If you are a road warrior I would recommend it. One thing I am going to see how I can use this when doing some recordings with Jonathan Frappier from Virtxpert.com and just in general.

If you have thought about getting a good portable monitor the HP EliteDisplay S140u is a good choice. With the couple drawbacks I found they are easily overcome by the ability to have dual monitors anywhere. I am actually using it right now while I write this post from my brother in-laws house.

 

Please note while I work for HP, this review is my own. I was not asked to provide this or any review by HP and have not been compensated.