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Philips Two-in-One Monitor gives you two adjustable panels in one display

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June 10, 2014

Philips Two-in-One display combines two 19-inch monitors

Philips Two-in-One display combines two 19-inch monitors

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Philips Monitors has created a two-in-one computer display that puts a new angle on multitasking. Instead of splitting your workspace between two separate displays, this unit packs two screens onto one base to create a single, space-saving dual-screen experience.

Screens have been getting decidedly wider in recent times, a trend Philips is no stranger to with its 21:9 home cinema range. While ultrawide computer monitors can use "split screen" software, Philips Model 19DP6QJNS Two-in-One Monitor works with two separate 19-inch 250-nit IPS LCD displays. These two units are (almost) seamlessly joined together to create a single 32-inch panoramic screen.

Each of the panels works with its own separate display input cord from your computer and while Philips suggests you’ll likely connect a single computer to these two monitors, it’s also possible for you to connect two separate machines. For example, one side could show your desktop computer while the other could show an additional screen for your laptop.

The Philips 19-inch Two-in-One Monitor will be available for purchase in fall 2014

The left display works with a DisplayPort and VGA input, while the other has a VGA input and MHL-capable HDMI. The Two-in-One also features four USB 2.0 ports. Both LED-backlit displays run at an optimum resolution of 1280 x 1024 at 60 Hz.

Both displays tilt inwards up to 22.5-degrees, but neither tilts upward or downward – vertical adjustments are made by raising or lowering the entire monitor (up to 100 mm/4 in).

One downside is that unlike humungous single panels, this unit still has a 3.5mm bezel around each display panel, resulting in an always-present thin black strip between pictures.

Both displays tilt up to 22.5-degrees

The Two-in-One Monitor was recently shown at the Computex Taipei technology convention where it won the 2014 Computex d&i Gold Award for outstanding innovation.

Philips has not yet finalized pricing, but we do know that it’ll be available for purchase in the autumn of 2014 (northern hemisphere).

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5 Comments

I think that is really cool. Instead of setting two monitors, one just sets up one with two screens.

BigGoofyGuy
11th June, 2014 @ 05:31 am PDT

Ooh! Want!

I've been wanting to go dual monitor for a while now, but my workstation really isn't set up to accommodate it - but this work work perfectly.

Keith Reeder
11th June, 2014 @ 07:32 am PDT

I'd rather get LG's 25UM64, a 25-inch 21:9 monitor that sports the same total resolution: 2560x1024. It has more pixels per inch and costs less than $300. It won't bend, but at 25 inches, that's not a big deal.

Paul Stregevsky
11th June, 2014 @ 08:17 am PDT

in todays tech, both monitors should have the same types of connectors as they are in reality, still two separate monitors.just attached to look like one. also, USB 3.0 should be the standard now, not usb2.0

if they wanted to be innovative, they need to make a single cable to run both power and both video signals..

hmm, the new USB-C or whatever that new USB cable they are coming out with might be able to handle this...

Koala
11th June, 2014 @ 08:25 am PDT

Make it three panels and eliminate the dividing bezels. Then Philips would have viable competition for the expensive curved screens, especially for watching widescreen movies from a short distance, when perspective problems distort the sides of the image.

Gadgeteer
11th June, 2014 @ 07:03 pm PDT
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