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EVGA Intros Dual-Panel LCD Display

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EVGA has interest the display market with its dual-monitor InterView.

EVGA, known for its Intel-based motherboards and Nvidia graphics cards, is entering the display market with its new InterView 1700 dual-panel display. Although geared for professionals such as accountants and analysts, this setup is rather hot, providing two displays mounted side by side on a central frame using rotating joints. These joints enable each monitor to flip vertically 180 degrees, making it ideal in a situation where viewers sit on opposite sides of a table (and setting up the graphics card to project clone displays via the control panel.) The screens can also rotate horizontally as well, folding inwards at 90 degrees to essentially "close" the system. The base frame also bends 180-degrees.

Embedded between both displays is a 1.3 megapixel webcam and a built-in microphone; a three port USB hub as well as a dual-link DVI and HDMI port is embedded into the InterView's base. Both 17-inch displays are capable of 1440 x 900 resolutions, with a 500:1 static ratio and a response time of 8 ms. With the bezel open, the entire package measures 34.27-inches x 15.8-inches x 7.5-inches; the closed bezel measures 15.39-inches x 16.67-inches x 19.39-inches.

EVGA's InterView 1700 dual-panel display retails for $650. HotHardware has a review of this system that can be accessed right here.

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    Dekasav , July 16, 2009 7:17 PM
    Neat! Would be very nice if you had to have two people looking at/working on the same thing. Also a much more elegant way to have 2 monitors; I hope they come in 19"+ soon.
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    IronRyan21 , July 16, 2009 7:34 PM
    Would it be cheaper to do this yourself? Like buy two monitors and the mounting hardware?
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    Hanin33 , July 16, 2009 8:17 PM
    IronRyan21Would it be cheaper to do this yourself? Like buy two monitors and the mounting hardware?

    sure but no LCD arm i've seen, and trust me i've seen craploads werking for local govt entities, that come with the integrated ports and the such. also none that handle 2 monitors at once with the flexibility this one does...
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    jacobdrj , July 16, 2009 8:36 PM
    It looks very nice, but and odd number would have been ideal.
    My setup has a vertical 22" and a horizontal 22": One for videos and one for browsing.
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    fromeast2west , July 16, 2009 8:41 PM
    The $650 is also probably just a suggested price. The actual retail price should be much closer to the cost of two 17" LCDs.

    The arms may be nice, but the ports and webcam shouldn't impact the price too much.
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    Gin Fushicho , July 16, 2009 8:45 PM
    Sounds useful. Wish I had a use for it now.
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    Honis , July 16, 2009 9:08 PM
    I'd buy that base they have the monitors hooked too!
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    Wayoffbase , July 16, 2009 9:43 PM
    Some good sized, high quality panels could make me consider something like this next time I'm shopping for a new display.
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    krazynutz , July 16, 2009 10:05 PM
    17" LCD's? That's it? I'll be interested once they introduce 24". Cool concept though.
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    krazynutz , July 16, 2009 10:05 PM
    Or at least 20" - 22"
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    kittle , July 16, 2009 10:44 PM
    cool concept. I wish they had an adaptor of sorts.. then i could hook up my dual 19" screens.
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    kato128 , July 17, 2009 12:47 AM
    I can't get over the massive gap between both screens. I would've hoped a dual panel display would have all but elminated that. The gap between my displays is maybe an inch but that looks like it's got to be at least 4" and a big gap really breaks the usefulness of dual screens imho. Surely they could have mounted the camera and mic at the top of the bezel rather than in the centre and close that gap.
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    pocketdrummer , July 17, 2009 1:43 AM
    that gap is quite large :-/
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    doomtomb , July 17, 2009 1:44 AM
    Two 17" monitors with unimpressive specs but a great rotational stand. Woulda been better with a little beefier 22" monitors but I guess this will do for business.
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    thomaseron , July 17, 2009 4:05 AM
    LCD stands for Liquid chrystal display right? So EVGA Liquid Chrystal Display display...? oh, it's because it's a dual-panel. Silly me. :-P
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    avatar_raq , July 17, 2009 8:09 AM
    What a trick!! They stick two small cheap panels (with poor contrast ratio and response time) with a flexible arm and want to sell it for the price of three 22" panels!! I got my full-HD 21.5" 1000:1 5ms screen for $142!!!
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    hillarymakesmecry , July 17, 2009 11:11 AM
    Accountants would never buy this. It's not really superior to two identical $75 17" monitors but costs more. Accountants are all about cost controls. What a waste fo development dollars.
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    sylvez , July 17, 2009 11:37 AM
    this is just for the 'looking cool' factor.

    usefulnesswise its as good as a macbook.

    oh dear i didnt just go there did i
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    etrnl_frost , July 17, 2009 3:49 PM
    Before everyone starts talking about how small the screens are, keep in mind the application. This isn't for gaming - high res isn't necessary. This would fit very well in a one-one training application, or for companies standardizing on dual monitors for their employees. I think it's a fantastic idea - haven't read enough on the costs, etc, to see how that would figure.

    For personal use? Admittedly, yes, at least 19" would be good.
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    RazberyBandit , July 17, 2009 4:23 PM
    Seems most of you are forgetting that in order for this to work properly, the monitors have to be able to "flip" the screen so that the person on the other side doesn't see a wall of upside-down crap. That's what increases the monitor cost - their auto-sensing technology. Standard monitors don't have it, but these do.

    Grab all those 20-24" ones some of you were boasting about and flip 'em upside-down now. Are you having fun doing your work and/or playing your games now? Didn't think so...

    This is a niche item, and I am certain there are people out there who desire such a product. Still, it's a bit too costly and the actual monitor size is too small.
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