Sure, laptops are great and all with their portability and convenience. However, even though the raw horsepower of notebooks has improved substantially over the years, laptops typically still come up short in two key areas: screen size and number of ports. If you want to rock out on a bigger screen and get better connectivity issues all at once, the newly announced Philips Brilliance monitor with integrated docking station could be the perfect solution for you.

Targeting the business traveler, the Philips Brilliance 231P4QUPEB (try saying that three times fast) is an LED-backlit LCD monitor that you’re supposed to keep at your home base. When you’re out and about on the road, you use your laptop like how you normally would. When you get back into the office, you connect a single SuperSpeed USB 3.0 cable and you get a desktop-like experience.

The monitor itself provides that big screen that you need to see the entirety of your TPS reports, while the extended features and connectivity complete the desktop-like experience. There are integrated stereo speakers, plus Ethernet connectivity for a more reliable wired connection. Naturally, you also find a USB 3.0 hub for all your peripherals and accessories, including your full-size keyboard and mouse combo, webcam, printers, scanners, external hard drives, fancy USB podcast microphones or whatever else.


The assumption is the monitor part of the equation works by way of the standard DisplayLink technology and software, which is the same as you’d find in a number of other docking stations. The difference is that this is integrated into an IPS display attached to a SmartErgoBase for plenty of adjustment options.

The Philips Brilliance LED-backlit LCD Monitor (231P4QUPEB) with USB 3.0 docking station is available now with a list price of $349.99. The full press release is below.

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New Philips Notebook Docking Station Gives You the Freedom of a Laptop with the Convenience of Desktop

Fremont, California – December 16, 2015 – Today EPI (North America brand license partner for Philips Monitors) announces their new Philips Brilliance LED-backlit LCD monitor (231P4QUPEB). The innovative notebook docking display lets you expand your viewing workspace, keep peripherals connected and access the internet, all with a single SuperSpeed USB cable. The monitor is designed for people who work on-the-go but need a monitor they can easily plug into when a bigger screen is required, either at home or at work by offering easy port replication for any notebook. Especially suitable for latest Ultra book-type devices with limited connectors, this display with built-in USB 3.0 hub, Ethernet, and stereo speakers enables you to transmit video, audio, and connect to internet or intranet directly with a single cable USB connection. This eliminates the strain of cumbersome resolution adjustments or messy cables. The new Philips Brilliance LED-backlit LCD monitor is available now for a suggested retail price of $349.99.

Serving as the ultimate “home-base” solution for business travelers who frequently work on their laptop, the Philips Brilliance LED-backlit LCD monitor lets you access peripherals and a full-sized keyboard and mouse via a single USB cable to improve productivity. The SmartErgoBase offers height, swivel, tilt and rotation angle adjustments to position the monitor for maximum comfort to ease the physical strains of a long workday, while cable management reduces cable clutter and keeps the workspace neat and professional.

The IPS display uses an advanced technology to offer extra wide viewing angles of 178/178 degree, making it possible to view the display from almost any angle. Images are remarkably crisp with vivid colors, making it ideal for photos, movies and professional applications that demand color accuracy and consistent brightness at all times.

Best of all, the monitor combines cutting edge technology with eco-friendly features. PowerSensor cuts energy costs by up to 80 percent by reducing monitor brightness when user steps away from the desk. The display also received TCO Edge certification using 65% post-consumer recycled plastics, minimal hazardous materials, and 100% recyclable packaging.


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