When comparing hyper vs Terminus, the Slant community recommends Terminus for most people. In the question“What are the best terminal emulators for Windows?” Terminus is ranked 5th while hyper is ranked 14th.
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Pro Cross-platform due to electron browser-based foundation
Although not Windows-friendly. But nobody uses Windows terminal anyway.
Pro Built on electron, supports split panels and plugins
Pro It looks just beautiful
Pro It's open source
This helps the community to move software forward and to make it even better.
Pro It comes with plugins
Pro Under active development
Hyper development has basically stalled out.
Pro Is cross-platform
Even the question was "...for Windows", it's nice if you can use your tools over different platforms.
A lot of things can be easily configured, e.g. color theme, size, window frame behavior, tab location, cursor style, hotkeys, etc.
Pro Excellent interface
At start opens last session terminals. Also has terminal tabs.
Pro Integrated GitBash, Cmd, PowerShell, and WSL
Pro Integrates with git-bash with a simple toggle in the interface
Con Made with Electron
It uses a considerable amount of resources, compared to other offerings.
Con Incorrect rendering
Terminal window has visual artifacts.
Con No configuration UI; all options must be set via JSON
Con Still maturing as of December 2016
Folks noticed some issues in the 1.0 release cited here.
Con Difficult to find information about it, because of the confusion with hyperterminal
Con Some functions still fail
It's huge. The amount of resources it consumes is not justifiable.
Con Slow with input lag
Sadly, Electron strikes again. The input lag is noticeable and annoying. Startup also takes like 2 seconds or more (On an i7 from 2016 with SSD).
Con Cannot remove the default profiles
For example, you installed Arch Linux for Windows Subsystem for Linux some time ago, but now you have deleted it and currently use Ubuntu on WSL. After that, if you decide to try this terminal emulator, you'll find Arch there without an option to remove the profiles already included in Terminus.
Con Easy to be confused with different brands of the same or similar name
Like Terminus (Russian production company), Terminus (font) or Termius (SSH client).
Con No multi window support
Can't split tabs into multiple windows.