Today HP revealed a collection of laptops, a mouse with a fingerprint reader, and a docking monitor. This new model was the HP EliteDisplay E243d Docking Monitor – something HP’s sorta done before, done here again in a new model. This device was made to work with a USB-C laptop – and/or other devices, but it’s primarily aimed at working with a laptop to provide its user with a desktop-like experience.
The HP EliteDisplay E243d Docking Monitor is a monster of a dock at 23.8-inches diagonally – but with just 1920 x 1080 pixels to its name. This docking display is named as such because it connects with one USB-C cord to a wide variety of new USB-C notebooks. When connected, this monitor acts as a larger display and a hub for additional ports.
• Display: 23.8-inch IPS LCD
• Native Resolution: 1920 × 1080
• Maximum Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
• Response Time (Grey-to-Grey): 7 ms
• Brightness: 250 cd/m²
• Contrast: 1000:1
• Viewing Angles: 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
• Pixel Pitch: 0.2744 × 0.2744 mm
• Inputs : 1 × HDMI 1.4, 1 × D-Sub, 1 × USB-C, 3.5-mm headphone jack
• USB: Dual-port USB 3.0 hub
• GbE: RJ-45 connector
• Webcam: 720p with dual microphone array
• Stand:Swivel: ±45°
• Tilt: -5 to +23°
• Pivot rotation: 90°
• Height: 150 mm
• Power Consumption•: Standby 0.5 W, Typical 38 W, Maximum 155 W
In addition to USB-C, you’ll have a DisplayPort 1.2 Alt Mode with this display dock. The USB-C will provide video out (to the monitor) and power in at the same time – up to 65 W of power. The D-Sub and HDMI inputs will also provide all the connectivity one monitor could possibly need – for the reasons this display was created, anyway.
Up top is a pop-up webcam. That webcam can pop up when you need it, and when you don’t, you’ll just have to push it back down again. HP suggests that this is for privacy’s sake – no more covering your camera with a tiny clip of electrical tape!
The HP EliteDisplay E243d Docking Monitor will begin to be available in December of the year 2018. In December, the HP EliteDisplay E243d Docking Monitor will cost right around $330 USD.