The $219 HP EliteDisplay S14 has some noteworthy specs for a portable monitor, however the niftiest of all comes down to one letter: “C.” This business-arranged travel monitor has a full HD (1,920-by-1,080-pixel) local goals, utilizing a 60Hz board with a 5ms reaction time. The recorded static differentiation proportion of 700:1 is not a huge deal, yet it utilizes an in-plane exchanging (IPS) board, not the lesser TFT LCD you may anticipate. What’s more, it’s controlled—video sign and squeeze the same—exclusively by a USB Type-C port. On the off chance that you have a late-model workstation that supports DisplayPort over USB-C, this is a perfect second-monitor partner that will twofold your work area space any place you travel, and be simple on your eyes (and shoulders) while doing it.
Read this Review till end if you’re looking for the best portable monitor for laptop, PC and for smartphone.
Conservative, Slim, and Trim
With regards to portable monitors, the nature of the picture is apparently similarly as significant as its physical traits, or maybe even somewhat less so. This is as opposed to run of the mill work area monitors, where the picture you gaze at throughout the day is principal. It turns into an apparatus of your work space, as lasting and mentally imperceptible as backdrop. Grayish blacks, low invigorate rates, and diminish hues simply aren’t bargains you need or need to make.
With a portable monitor, however, you can live with some visual trade offs. Less so key versatility factors, for example, size and weight and power necessities. On the off chance that you can’t fit the thing into your lightweight suitcase, you’re not going to have the option to utilize it at all during that huge introduction.
The HP EliteDisplay S14 conveys on the physical viewpoints, generally. The slim bezel on three sides of its monitor pretty much matches what you see on the most recent ultralights and different workstations, and those are the sort of portable disapproved of gadgets you’re probably going to combine with this monitor. Apparently inconspicuous and irrelevant plan arrogances like that go far toward making an item something that you really need to utilize. Nobody needs to stop their svelte PC beside a massive bezeled enormity of a monitor.
There’s a further visual equalization to think about. portable monitors sit one next to the other with the PCs they’re associated with, and they’re for the most part about a similar size as those PC display. This stands rather than work area monitors that generally loom over an associated PC around your work area. You need side-to-side mouse development to be level between the PC show and the outside one. In spite of the fact that you can undoubtedly alter that by means of Windows Display Settings, having two display that are physically a similar size and along these lines adjusted surely makes a difference.
The HP EliteDisplay S14, at that point, is a perfect ally for a workstation with a 13.3-inch or 14-inch monitor. Those with 15.6-inch workstations won’t appreciate a similar evenness. Being so little makes it increasingly portable—it gauges 0.34 by 12.91 by 8.2 inches (HWD) and weighs however 2.2 pounds—which is a positive, yet it’s not perfect if most extreme monitor land is the thing that you truly need.
The monitor accompanies an attractive spread that serves as a stand, which is practically standard passage for these sorts of gadgets. This spread, however, doesn’t fold over the whole gadget; it secures the monitor as it were. It holds itself set up rather immovably, so you don’t need to stress over the spread sliding off and presenting the display to scratches and so forth, however I wish it didn’t leave the back uncovered. After some time, it will get beat up.
The spread as-stand truly gives you just a single direction: a level configuration with a roughly 15-degree leanback. What’s more, tragically, the HP EliteDisplay S14 doesn’t work in a vertical direction by any means. The showcase picture won’t turn, cell phone or tablet-style, regardless of whether you figure out how to prop up the board on its limited edge. I’d like to see somewhat more adaptability here. Having the option to pick among three edges or even between only two would go far.
The single direction and position, in any event, is solid enough, to such an extent that I’d feel good leaving it propped up on a work area and leaving to accomplish something different without stressing over it falling over.
The main peculiarity about the attractive spread is that the magnet is massive, so there’s a wide knock on the underside of the monitor. It’s not the most appealing thing, stylishly. I stressed at first that it would prompt flimsiness, however the remainder of the spread as-stand remunerates honorably. I guess the quality of the magnet and its size are an exchange off that merits making.
Controls, Presets, and Connectivity
The HP EliteDisplay S14 has a power button to its left side edge; the essential USB Type-C port is to its right side. It accompanies a roughly six-foot-long USB Type-C link, so you’ll have a lot of length paying little respect to which side of your workstation your USB Type-C port is on and the distance away you need the monitor to be.
The link length is a twofold edged sword, however. It might be incredible on the off chance that you need the adaptability to move that second show around, for example, in case you’re giving an introduction around a gathering room table. On the off chance that, then again, you’re attempting to fit yourself and your loadout onto, state, a little Starbucks table, that is a great deal of additional string. You should have another short link close by for circumstances such as those.
Note that there’s no different power line for the HP EliteDisplay S14. All the juice is provided by the USB Type-C port on your PC. This is one of the superb preferences of USB Type-C. The single-link answer for control (by means of USB Type-C’s Power Delivery, or “PD”), sound, and video makes for a perfect portable monitor arrangement, free of messiness and unbeholden to an electrical plug.
So, in light of the fact that a PC you plug the monitor into is fueling this enormous, splendid display, its battery will deplete quicker than ordinary, so it’s shrewd to attempt to connect that host workstation to an outlet when you can. However, you don’t need to, which is the thing that makes the USB-C arrangement so adaptable.
Then again, I would have gotten a kick out of the chance to have the alternative of a power link I could use with the HP EliteDisplay S14, to expel the power requests from the associated PC under certain conditions. The monitor can dismantle up to 15 watts. Further—albeit nobody is doing this right now in portable monitors, apparently—I like having the option to connect the monitor to a divider outlet and utilize that way to control a USB-C-associated PC.
The port and power-button situations are perfect, yet there are four OSD catches whose area is bewildering. They’re on the base edge of the HP EliteDisplay S14, which is hard to get to when you have the monitor propped up. In fact, in light of the stature managed by the magnet’s mound, you can slide a finger under there and get to the catches. Be that as it may, the hole is simply 10mm high and 8mm profound, so I could truly wedge just the very tip of my pointer in there. Besides, you can’t see the catches by any stretch of the imagination, so you need to work with them totally by feel.
The OSD’s menu association is fascinating, however. Squeezing any of the four catches raises a similar top-level menu, which comprises of four regions (Main Menu, Information, Viewing Modes, and Brightness). Every one of those zones is spoken to by symbols that are adjusted legitimately on the four physical catches, thusly. At the point when you press any of the catches, you’ll see the comparing submenu. Advantageously, the route controls for every one of those submenus is shown at the base. They do change contingent upon which submenu you’re in, however you can generally plainly observe which catch does what, so it’s very simple to utilize. There’s no expectation to absorb information at all.
The Main Menu gives you access to splendor, differentiate, shading control, input, picture control, control settings, and that’s just the beginning. You can even modify the menu catches, format, look, and more from that point. It’s maybe a little odd that splendor, which you can change from the Main Menu, has its very own devoted menu zone, in spite of the fact that to be reasonable, that setting is one you’ll likely utilize frequently. By putting it there, you spare a catch press. Be that as it may, on the other hand, you can appoint an alternate setting to that catch from the previously mentioned Main Menu if there’s something you’ll need to utilize more regularly than the brilliance setting.
You additionally get six preset review modes you can pick among: Low Blue Light, Night, Reading, HP Enhance+, Multimedia, and Photo. In the event that you’d preferably mess with the different settings to calibrate the display exactly as you would prefer, simply select Custom to utilize that rather than one of the presets.
It’s somewhat vague to me how the monitor characterizes “Custom,” however it seems to return to whatever settings you last arranged physically. For instance, I dialed up the splendor level to 100 and did likewise for differentiate. At the point when I exchanged into a preset mode and afterward back to Custom, the two settings stayed at 100.
The HP EliteDisplay S14 isn’t in a similar class, as far as execution, as the greater part of the monitors we’ve inspected, yet that will be normal. Being a portable monitor, it’s not in a similar item class, either, so we should think about the exhibition results while taking other factors into consideration.
We played out our luminance, shading exactness, and difference proportion testing utilizing a Klein K10-A colorimeter and SpectraCal CalMAN 5 programming. The test indicated that the HP EliteDisplay S14 doesn’t have a particularly wide shading extent. You can see that the focuses in the chromaticity graph are for the most part inside the sRGB triangle, except for blue. This implies the shading precision is generally poor and has a smaller range contrasted with different monitors we’ve tried.
It’s additionally not as brilliant. We quantified the HP EliteDisplay S14’s luminance at 171 nits, which is a piece lower than its declared 200cd/m². (One disc/m² = one nit.) However, the dark levels were 0.167, and that considered into a general 1,024:1 differentiation proportion estimation. That is not an astounding differentiation proportion, in essence, yet it’s superior to anything HP’s recorded 700:1 static complexity proportion.
The eyeball test contrasted with a more excellent workstation monitor (your no doubt true situation) reveals to us that this monitor has grayer blacks. Indeed, even a three-year-old HP Specter x360 had a remarkably more splendid showcase. It’s additionally slightly more blunt, without as much pop. Yet, given this is, once more, a portable monitor, that is totally not out of the ordinary. At last, the shading and difference surpassed our (in fact pitiful) desires.
The response to the subsequent inquiry? Indeed, unquestionably.
Obviously, inventive professionals, for example, picture takers, any individual who shoots and alters video, columnists, and so forth need a second show that manages probably some level of shading exactness. In such manner, in spite of the fact that the HP EliteDisplay S14 is not a viable alternative for your delightful, shading aligned work area monitor, when you’re out and about and attempting to alter your work in a lodging, you could do a great deal more regrettable than this monitor.
An Undersize Monitor That Overdelivers
It is anything but an unexpected that the HP EliteDisplay S14 isn’t keeping pace with the nature of a decent work area monitor. It shouldn’t be, and it’s doing whatever it takes not to be. The estimation of a particularly portable monitor like this beginnings with the physical factors and finishes with execution that is adequate to pass gather.
In such manner, the HP EliteDisplay S14 gets a passing evaluation. On the off chance that you have a great PC, you’ll likely notice the quality contrast when it’s one next to the other with the monitor, however not by much. Given what it is, that is high acclaim without a doubt for the HP EliteDisplay S14.