espresso 17 Pro display brings impressive pro-grade 4K visuals to the portable monitor market

The new espresso 17 Pro is one of the most impressive portable displays we've seen to date with its vibrant 4K touchscreen, and presales are open now.

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Espresso is an Australian tech company specializing in creating portable touchscreen displays that are easy to take with you on the road but offer fantastic features and build quality. The latest and greatest entry for the company is the new espresso 17 Pro, which features a 4K display with a peak 450-nit brightness and color accuracy that will appeal to creators.

espresso 17 Pro, a new 4K portable display with an innovative design, image credit: espresso.

espresso 17 Pro, a new 4K portable display with an innovative design, image credit: espresso.

It works with a single USB-C connection and is compatible with thousands of devices, including Apple and Windows laptops. I had the chance to check out a preview of the new espresso 17 Pro at PAX Australia 2023, and what makes this display (and other portable displays from espresso) stand out is the focus on function, form, specs, features, and style.

With its lightweight aluminum build, the new espresso 17 Pro is minimal and sleek long before you turn on the vibrant display. Still, throw in the ability to attach it to easily the magnetic and adjustable portable stand that takes it to the next level. In seconds, you can set up your second display in several configurations, including desktop. Impressive stuff.

The espresso Stand Pro supports portrait and landscape modes optimized for sketching and using the espresso 17 Pro's smooth touch capabilities. In addition to the stand, espresso is launching its first charger with the espresso 17 Pro. It neatly slots into the stand and complies with travel standards to deliver a complete portable work environment when you add everything up.

espresso 17 Pro, a new 4K portable display with an innovative design, image credit: espresso.

espresso 17 Pro, a new 4K portable display with an innovative design, image credit: espresso.

Here's a look at the specs.

  • Panel type: LCD
  • Size: 17.3-inch screen
  • Resolution: 3840x2160 (4K)
  • Refresh rate: 60 Hz
  • Colour range: 100% DCI-P3
  • Colours: 1.07 bn and 10 bit
  • Brightness: 450 nits
  • Contrast ratio: 1000:1
  • Dimensions: 397.6 (L) x 245.6 (W)mm
  • Thinness: 9.0mm
  • Weight: 1.1 kg
  • Power consumption: 18 watts @ 450 nits
  • Ports: 2 x USB-C
  • Other inputs: Mini DP, HDMI, DVI-D via additional cables (sold separately)
  • Touch with espresso Pen: 4096 points of pressure
  • Power source: Host device, external battery, or espresso Charge via USB-C or adapter cable.

Presale for the espresso 17 Pro is now on October 10, with shipping expected to begin in November. The 17 Pro Studio Bundle offers an espresso Charge for free, while the 17 Pro Essentials Bundle offers the new stand. Head here for more info, pricing is as per below.

Studio Bundle: USD 1,315.00/AUD 1,925.00

  • espresso 17 Pro: USD 999.00/AUD 1,499.00
  • espresso Charge: free with bundle
  • espresso Stand Pro: USD 99.00/AUD 129.00
  • espresso Pen: USD 89.00/AUD 119.00
  • espresso Case 17: USD69.00/AUD 89.00
  • espresso Creator 17: USD 59.00/AUD 89.00

Essentials Bundle USD 999.00/AUD 1,499.00

  • espresso 17 Pro: USD 999.00/AUD 1,499.00
  • espresso Stand Pro: free with bundle

Kosta is a veteran gaming journalist that cut his teeth on well-respected Aussie publications like PC PowerPlay and HYPER back when articles were printed on paper. A lifelong gamer since the 8-bit Nintendo era, it was the CD-ROM-powered 90s that cemented his love for all things games and technology. From point-and-click adventure games to RTS games with full-motion video cut-scenes and FPS titles referred to as Doom clones. Genres he still loves to this day. Kosta is also a musician, releasing dreamy electronic jams under the name Kbit.

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