Dell has introduced a 14-inch portable USB-C monitor that’s priced at $349.99 and will likely be launched globally on August thirty first. It has a 1080p LED-backlit IPS panel (60Hz refresh price, 6ms response time) and you should utilize it as a secondary show in your USB-C laptop.
The monitor, which Dell refers to because the C1422H, has slender bezels and a minimalist design that makes it look as if it got here off an XPS laptop. It includes a built-in stand that tilts between 10 and 90 levels. The portable monitor weighs lower than two kilos, and it can attain a peak brightness of 300 nits.
There’s a USB-C port on both sides of the bottom, each of which may obtain and cross by means of energy; they’ll additionally deal with a video feed through DisplayPort 1.2 alt mode. You will get it working simply by connecting the monitor to your laptop or different system with the included USB-C cable. The monitor will pull energy out of your laptop whereas the 2 are linked.
If you wish to maintain your system charged whereas it’s linked to the monitor, you’ll be able to plug your system’s USB-C energy adapter into the opposite USB-C port within the monitor base for passthrough charging. Although, it’s doable that this portable monitor received’t be capable to passthrough the total quantity of energy your laptop must shortly recharge. Dell instructed The Verge that the portable monitor will prime out at 65W of passthrough energy for methods that use a 90W or larger USB-C energy provide. For 65W or larger chargers, the monitor will passthrough 45W to your system. Right here’s the chart that Dell equipped:
A portable monitor is a brand new enterprise for Dell, so it’s shocking how excessive Dell has set the value for its debut mannequin when there are a number of options with comparable specs that value considerably much less. This larger 15.6-inch IPS portable monitor from Asus prices $200 at Amazon, whereas a similar one from AOC prices simply over $100. In actual fact, Dell’s mannequin carefully mirrors Lenovo’s $246 14-inch portable display, which has an virtually similar stand. Notably, Dell isn’t promising higher colour accuracy or different niceties like a sooner refresh price that will lead me to consider it’ll outperform any of the choices above.
However, this monitor comes with a protecting sleeve in addition to a “three-year superior trade” service, the place Dell will ship you a brand new monitor next-day for those who encounter a defect in the course of its three-year restricted guarantee. As well as, the monitor has an excellent design and slim bezels on its facet. It won’t be a foul factor to discover a portable monitor that matches the look you’re going for — whether or not you’re attempting to match your laptop’s aesthetic or not.