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Philips Launching 2-in-1 Monitor This Fall

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On Tuesday during COMPUTEX 2014 in Taipei, Philips Monitors announced that it won the show's d&i Gold Award for the world's first "virtually" seamless Two-in-One Monitor (model 19DP6QJNS). This setup combines two 19-inch IPS screens mounted on a single "space-saving" base, thus creating one nearly-seamless 32-inch panoramic display.

According to the company, both screens have a 3.5 mm narrow border and can tilt forward and backward up to 22.5 degrees. Also included are two USB ports on each panel, one DisplayPort and VGA input on the first panel, and one VGA input and one MHL-enabled HDMI port on the second panel. MHL means Mobile High-Definition Link, and will charge an MHL-compatible device while its digital audio and video are sent to the big screen. Think of MHL as three lanes (power, video, audio) rather than the standard two in HDMI.

"The Philips Two-in-One Monitor is the optimum display for any environment," states the PR. "Perfect for expanding space at the office, the monitor allows side-by-side comparisons and more screen area for reviewing documents, helping to enhance efficiency and productivity. Ideal for designers using 3D graphics or requiring extremely detailed information for CAD-CAM solutions, the connected screens allow for more space to create and use multiple design tools."

The company also indicates that this setup would be perfect for gamers, allowing for an awesome panoramic view in single-player, or as a way to compare two machines running the same game that are side-by-side. Multiplayer should be a blast on this dual-monitor setup as well.

That's all the details for now. The upcoming Two-in-One Monitor is expected to launch this Fall for an unknown price.

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    DarkSable , June 4, 2014 7:19 AM
    Huh... not something I'm interested in, but very interesting nonetheless. I could see this becoming very popular as an office monitor, because there's only a single stand and thus a much smaller footprint.
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    sparkyman215 , June 4, 2014 7:42 AM
    I might pick one up if it's at a good price... It looks pretty good
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    gnarr , June 4, 2014 8:44 AM
    Two 19-inch displays side by side create a 34.4-inch panoramic display, not 38-inch.
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    jdon , June 4, 2014 8:47 AM
    Actually, gnarr, they look like either 4:3 ratio or 5:4... assuming the target audience would want at least 1600x1200, I'd guess 4:3, so 8:3 would make this a ~32.5" monitor. If I didn't have to sign in, my comment TOTALLY would have beat yours to post. :) 
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    jdon , June 4, 2014 9:01 AM
    Sorry for double comment, but I can't not say it: No gamer would want this for single player fullscreen anything. 7mm worth of bezel right in the middle is bad for just about anything but non-character-centric TBS/RTS (CivV? SC2?). "virtually" seamless isn't seamless as far as crosshairs are concerned.
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    TerryFawkes , June 4, 2014 9:15 AM
    as long as they are stated that the base configuration is following the real official UHD-1 10bitpp/12bitpp 16:9 Rec2020 3840x2160 pixels. Frame rate: 50fps "full UHD" then fine, im interested.

    if its more of the pseudocolor 8bitpp "UHD ready" CRAP forget it, they might make it ,im not buying though.
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    Zeroplanetz , June 4, 2014 5:18 PM
    Now turn this into a 3 screen contraption with at least a 1440p at each screen with a nice fast 144hz.
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    BranFlake5 , June 4, 2014 7:39 PM
    Didn't EVGA try to sell something like this? I don't remember it exactly becoming popular.
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    Maver1ck , June 8, 2014 9:27 AM
    Seems pretty useless.. cmon, 19 inch? Such combination of 27" or 30" displays would be great but 19".. don't see the point
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    Roehe , June 8, 2014 8:15 PM
    Philips unassisted Brazilian people, see more here:http://philipsjamais.blogspot.com.br/
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    f-14 , June 13, 2014 6:09 PM
    Quote:
    Sorry for double comment, but I can't not say it: No gamer would want this for single player fullscreen anything. 7mm worth of bezel right in the middle is bad for just about anything but non-character-centric TBS/RTS (CivV? SC2?). "virtually" seamless isn't seamless as far as crosshairs are concerned.


    guess you've never flown in an F-106 Delta have you? you have a great big 2 inch split right in the middle of your cock pit. bet you think " no air force in the world would want that you wouldn't be able to see the cross hair " racing games would also be great. this isn't being marketed towards gamers any ways, it's philips, this would be a business monitor at best, they don't make gaming gear. still this would be great for RTS, MMORPG, Simulator (especially flight sims), and racing games. just not first person shooters. it's a sad world when some one who only plays first person shooters says something like this, they're missing out on so many other joys in the gaming world.
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    f-14 , June 13, 2014 6:09 PM
    Quote:
    Sorry for double comment, but I can't not say it: No gamer would want this for single player fullscreen anything. 7mm worth of bezel right in the middle is bad for just about anything but non-character-centric TBS/RTS (CivV? SC2?). "virtually" seamless isn't seamless as far as crosshairs are concerned.


    guess you've never flown in an F-106 Delta have you? you have a great big 2 inch split right in the middle of your cock pit. bet you think " no air force in the world would want that you wouldn't be able to see the cross hair " racing games would also be great. this isn't being marketed towards gamers any ways, it's philips, this would be a business monitor at best, they don't make gaming gear. still this would be great for RTS, MMORPG, Simulator (especially flight sims), and racing games. just not first person shooters. it's a sad world when some one who only plays first person shooters says something like this, they're missing out on so many other joys in the gaming world.
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    DarkSable , June 13, 2014 10:00 PM
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    guess you've never flown in an F-106 Delta have you? you have a great big 2 inch split right in the middle of your cock pit. bet you think " no air force in the world would want that you wouldn't be able to see the cross hair " racing games would also be great. this isn't being marketed towards gamers any ways, it's philips, this would be a business monitor at best, they don't make gaming gear. still this would be great for RTS, MMORPG, Simulator (especially flight sims), and racing games. just not first person shooters. it's a sad world when some one who only plays first person shooters says something like this, they're missing out on so many other joys in the gaming world.


    It seems like you may have made an account just to post this comment, which means that it really got you riled up.

    All I can say is that you should chill out. Instead of making assumptions about one person's gaming habits and then accusing them of being ignorant, I strongly suggest that you realize that it doesn't bloody matter.

    I highly, HIGHLY disagree with you on most of your points. If you have ever flown an airplane, you would know that the seam in a cockpit doesn't matter, because you're seated in such a way as for that seam to be as unobtrusive as possible... and if it does get in your way, then guess what, you can move your head.

    Show me even a highly advanced racing sim of any sort which lets you do that.

    Or show me an MMORPG in which your character, or your UI, isn't in the middle of the screen, splitting it in two across the bezel and making it incredibly frustrating to try to play the game.

    I can't think of very many games at all that I would possibly consider playing on a monitor like this, and it's just ridiculous to attack someone just for saying that the bezels would be annoying. (And that's coming from someone who can't imaging using a computer without two monitors... just not for gaming.)
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    kunthakenthe , July 1, 2014 6:44 PM
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    guess you've never flown in an F-106 Delta have you? you have a great big 2 inch split right in the middle of your cock pit. bet you think " no air force in the world would want that you wouldn't be able to see the cross hair " racing games would also be great. this isn't being marketed towards gamers any ways, it's philips, this would be a business monitor at best, they don't make gaming gear. still this would be great for RTS, MMORPG, Simulator (especially flight sims), and racing games. just not first person shooters. it's a sad world when some one who only plays first person shooters says something like this, they're missing out on so many other joys in the gaming world.


    It seems like you may have made an account just to post this comment, which means that it really got you riled up.

    All I can say is that you should chill out. Instead of making assumptions about one person's gaming habits and then accusing them of being ignorant, I strongly suggest that you realize that it doesn't bloody matter.

    I highly, HIGHLY disagree with you on most of your points. If you have ever flown an airplane, you would know that the seam in a cockpit doesn't matter, because you're seated in such a way as for that seam to be as unobtrusive as possible... and if it does get in your way, then guess what, you can move your head.

    Show me even a highly advanced racing sim of any sort which lets you do that.

    Or show me an MMORPG in which your character, or your UI, isn't in the middle of the screen, splitting it in two across the bezel and making it incredibly frustrating to try to play the game.

    I can't think of very many games at all that I would possibly consider playing on a monitor like this, and it's just ridiculous to attack someone just for saying that the bezels would be annoying. (And that's coming from someone who can't imaging using a computer without two monitors... just not for gaming.)


    ohh you got burned f-14
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    doubletake , August 9, 2014 8:58 AM
    Actually they're both idiots since they started and continued an argument about the gaming merits of this productivity monitor....this is made by Philips. They aren't exactly known for producing gaming-oriented displays, and this never mentioned being targeted for gamers, so why get worked up over it in the first place?
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