3. Differences: between MP Controller's Models

Modified on Mon, 29 May 2023 at 02:40 AM

Model 2A:

The new model 2A was announced in May 2023,  has a new enclosure design - a glass flat top, less height on the front for a steeper viewing angle when placed flat on desk, rack mounted ready with an optional rack mount kit, an additional USB-C port for providing extra power when needed.

(Model 1A+ has inside an additional USB-C port, while model 2A has the port available on the outside)

The touch display is exactly the same on both models 1A+ and 2A.

The touch display on model 1A is different and has a matte non-reflective finish.

All 3 models, model 1A, 1A+ and 2A are compatible with our MP Host plugin and all 3 models offer the same functionality.

MP Controller Model 1A+

The MP Controller model 1A+ was released in late November 2022 and it carries the same black metal enclosure as the model 1A.

The MP Host plugin works on both models and there are no differences in that part.

The model 1A+ features:

  • a touch display with twice the brightness (from 250 nits to almost 500 nits)

  • a glossy display finish instead of the matte display of model 1A and it produces more vivid colors than its predecessor

  • an IR remote control for the settings of the display while in model 1A there are buttons

  • works as a single touch screen natively on Mac OS including Apple Silicon while the display in model 1A required the UPDD software to enable the touch functionality on Mac OS after Mac OS Mojave. Practically speaking though, all users end up purchasing UPDD for its amazing additional functionality. (discounted from 150 GBP to 35 GBP with 3 years of support).

  • As model 1A, works with UPDD on Mac OS for enhanced touch functionality like the Smart Magnifier

  • it is a multi-touch display on Windows just like model 1A

  • ships with a 1m Y-cable for better power management/flexibility

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