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UPERFECT is a company that’s been on my radar for the last few years thanks to its laptop docks that effectively let you use a smartphone as if it were a laptop. But the company also sells portable monitors in a wide range of sizes and resolutions.
Now the company has introduced something new: The UPERFECT UStation Delta is a dual-screen portable monitor that stacks two 15.6 inch full HD displays vertically. The screens fold up like a laptop when you’re not using them, making the system relatively easy to transport.
With a list price of $630, the UStation Delta is rather expensive for a portable display. But customers who pre-order this week can save $200 by using the the coupon UStationΔ200. UPERFECT says orders should begin shipping in late June, 2023.
Each display is a 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS LCD display with a 60 Hz refresh rate, 72% sRGB color gamut and up to 250 nits brightness.
Keep in mind that this portable dual-display system is just a display. There’s no touchscreen, speaker, or keyboard. This isn’t a laptop dock or standalone device. It’s two displays, stacked vertically with support for adjustable angles. And it’s meant to display content from your laptop, desktop, phone, tablet, or other devices.
Inputs include two mini HDMI ports and two USB Type-C ports (for power and data), and UPERFECT says the system will ship with:
- 2 x USB Type-C to Type-C cables
- 2 x mini HDMI to HDMI cables
- 2 x USB Type-C to Type-A cables
The dual screen monitor has a 10,800 mAh battery that UPERFECT says offers around 3 to 4 hours of battery life. It takes another 3-4 hours to fully recharge the battery.
Measuring 358 x 221 x 22mm (14.1″ x 8.7″ x 0.9″) and weighing 1.55 kg (3.4 pounds), the UStation Delta is about the size and shape as a laptop. But odds are that you’re not going to want to prop it down on a table like a laptop, because the lower screen would be hard to view in that position. So there’s a built-in kickstand that allows you to adjust the angle of the lower screen, while positioning the upper display at a comfortable viewing level.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this kind of dual-screen monitor with two horizontal screens stacked vertically: last year Mobile Pixels introduced the Geminos dual-screen monitor with two 24 inch displays. That 20-pound beast isn’t exactly portable though. It’s designed to be installed on a desk and stay there.
Another useless piece of trash.
If these were chained (didn’t require double cabling) and were higher quality displays, I would find this form factor useful.
Does it need two inputs from your laptop or can it use the built-in daisy chaining feature of Display Port over USB-C? That would be the only added value I can think of here. BTW I have a 2-in-1 laptop that I use with a 24″ USB-C display to get the same effect, expect my lower screen is also touch and wacom-enabled.
To answer my own question: no, their website says you need a separate input for each screen. How dumb…
That’s a really high price tag for two very low-end screens. 60hz, 72% SRGB, and 250 nits.
I also can’t think of a possible use-case for that lower screen. It seems it can be configured to be flat on the table, or propped up at a low angle. Neither of those seem useful to me in any way.
The only use case that seems appealing here is the photo that shows it propped up like a tent, so I can make a miniature Fremont Street for my ant farm…
“I also can’t think of a possible use-case for that lower screen. It seems it can be configured to be flat on the table, or propped up at a low angle. Neither of those seem useful to me in any way.
The only use case that seems appealing here is the photo that shows it propped up like a tent, so I can make a miniature Fremont Street for my ant farm…”
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Still, this site is better than others. Some are really bad about passing affiliate links off as real “news” and real clickbaity titles to just make a buck. I wont name names, but, this site is better than many others. Atleast there’s still real news to be had at this site… that’s the only reason I keep coming back.
I don’t fault Brad for trying to make money off this site, you have to keep funding it some how. Just be honest about it, yeah? That’s all I ask. Other sites are far, far worse.