Monitors used to serve one purpose back in the day, and that was to display information. However with the plethora of monitors that we can choose from these days, manufacturers are certainly stepping up their game by introducing new features and functions that make their monitors more than just mere displays.
HP would be a good example of this. The company has recently announced the EliteDisplay S240UJ at IFA 2016, and what makes this particular monitor unique is that at its base lies a wireless charger. This means that if you have a smartphone or tablet that supports wireless charging, just place your device on the base of the monitor and you’ll be good to go.
Other features include a USB-C port that lets you connect your PC, notebook, smartphone, or tablet to the monitor. There are also built-in speakers with audio by Bang & Olufsen. Its display size is 23.8-inches and has a QHD resolution, a 5ms response time, an aspect ratio of 16:9, 300cd/m2 brightness, and a 178-degree viewing angle.
We are also looking at ports such as DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI/MHL, Video/Audio/HDCP, and USB 3.0 for data. Overall this is a beautifully-designed monitor with some pretty useful features. However HP did not mention anything about its pricing or availability just yet.