When comparing LXTerminal vs hyper, the Slant community recommends LXTerminal for most people. In the question“What are the best Linux terminal emulators?” LXTerminal is ranked 21st while hyper is ranked 25th.
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LXTerm is the official terminal for the LXDE desktop environment, which is a very light DE in itself. So LXTerminal is a very good choice for lower-end systems.
Pro Lighhtweight and ticks most boxes.
Pro Multiple tabs support
LXTerminal supports working with multiple tabs and tab-based navigation.
Pro Built-in transparency
Pro Customize-able background/foreground colors
Pro Customizable keyboard shortcuts
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
Con Not very customizable
LXTerminal, like XTerminal and UXTerminal, is not very customizable and extendable (at least not as much as other terminal emulators).
Con Made with Electron
It uses a considerable amount of resources, compared to other offerings.
Con Not as cross platform as advertised
Most features only work on Mac OS.
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.