What you need to know
- A lineup of incredibly thin portable monitors is now available from espresso.
- The monitor comes in 13.3-inch or 15.6-inch variants that are 5.4mm thick.
- The espresso Display line of monitors starts at $299.
A new line of portable monitors is available from a company called espresso. The 'Display' line includes what espresso calls the 'world's thinnest portable monitor." The espresso display is available in either 13.3-inch or 15.6-inch variants, both of which are only 5.4mm thick. The espresso Display lineup starts at $299 and is available for order now.
The espresso Display monitor features an aluminum design that comes in at 700g for the 13.3-inch model and 900g for the 15.6-inch model. The displays can reach a brightness of 300 nits and connect to devices through a USB-C port.
While the images available on espresso's website show off the monitor with devices running macOS, the devices work with Windows 10, macOS, Android 6.0+, Chrome OS, and Linux. The monitors also support touch, though what you can do varies on the operating system of your main device.
Whenever a company claims to be the "world's thinnest" or something similar, it's worth looking into a bit. We haven't used or seen every portable monitor around, but I have managed to find a couple of monitors thinner than the espresso Display. The Vissles-M monitor that we reviewed last summer is only 5.3mm thick, a whopping 0.1mm thinner than the espresso Display. The Lenovo ThinkVision M14 is even thinner at 4.4mm, though it's worth noting the ThinkVision M14 has a different design that moves some components away from the main display.
Even though the espresso Displays aren't quite the thinnest portable monitors in the world, they appear to be extremely close.