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Philips Claims 'World's First' With New 2-in-1 IPS Monitor Setup

Looking to expand your desktop environment but don't want to spend a lot of money on two separate monitors? Maybe you want something compact and sharp to save desktop space and make you more productive. You're in luck, as Philips Monitors just launched its Two-in-One Monitor.

The Two-In-One IPS Monitor is still somewhat pricey at $499 (Newegg lists it for $417.99), but you get two screens measuring 19 inches each that can be rotated to create one 32 inch display. The 3.5 mm border provides a near-seamless environment so you can focus on what's on the combined screens rather than the border cutting the environment down the middle.

Additionally, the screens on the Two-In-One Monitor can be turned forwards and backwards up to 22.5 degrees, allowing the user to maximize the viewing area. Their height can also be adjusted by up to 100 mm.

Each LED-lit screen has a 1280 x 1024 resolution, a 5 ms response time, a contrast ratio of 20,000,000:1 and a brightness of 250 cd/m2. There's also one DisplayPort and one VGA input on the first monitor and one VGA input and one MHL-capable HDMI input on the second panel. Two USB 2.0 ports are provided on both panels.

Not familiar with MHL? The term stands for Mobile High-Definition Link, and it allows a mobile device to receive a charge from another MHL-compliant device like an HDTV, when connected. Unlike HDMI cables that only serve up audio and video, MHL cables and ports support a third power line. Plugging a mobile device into an electrical socket on a wall is not needed when an MHL link is established.

"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," stated the company's press release. "Plus gamers can immerse themselves in the action with duel-screen comparisons, perfect for two players on one screen."

This two-in-one setup sounds like a cool deal, although the resolution in each is rather lackluster. Again, if you're looking to expand your desktop, give Philips Monitors' new double-screen solution a gander. At around $250 per screen (or less, depending on where you make a purchase), this solution seems a little pricey, but could be worth the money. What do you think?

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  • warezme
    I'm pretty sure Alienware already tried this once.
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  • M0j0jojo
    It wouldve been more appealing if each screen was 22-23 in
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  • SylentVyper
    'Not looking to spend a lot of money on 2 monitors'

    It's priced over $400, which is almost double what you can get a pair of IPS monitors for, that are larger....

    I get they're higher quality, but I certainly wouldn't view this as a way to save money.
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  • Kunari
    Would be more excited to see this as 2x23" full HD screens, but it's a interesting idea.
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  • soldier44
    Stopped reading at 1280 x 1024 resolution.
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  • M0j0jojo
    15465145 said:
    Stopped reading at 1280 x 1024 resolution.

    LOL, though thats for each screen not the whole monitor
    Reply
  • hotwire_downunder
    I use 3 monitors on a daily basis, 1x29" and 2x22"... Always wanted to replace the 2x 22" with a Ultrawide.. but cannot justify the cost, as specially my work is mostly text / CLI based resolution is my last concern.
    Reply
  • InvalidError
    15465145 said:
    Stopped reading at 1280 x 1024 resolution.
    Same for me. For ~$500, I would be far more interested in 1x2560x1440 than 2x1280x1024.
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  • sykozis
    15465163 said:
    15465145 said:
    Stopped reading at 1280 x 1024 resolution.

    LOL, though thats for each screen not the whole monitor

    That doesn't make it any better. For $50-200 less, you could get a paid of 1080 IPS displays.
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  • M0j0jojo
    15465286 said:
    15465163 said:
    15465145 said:
    Stopped reading at 1280 x 1024 resolution.

    LOL, though thats for each screen not the whole monitor

    That doesn't make it any better. For $50-200 less, you could get a paid of 1080 IPS displays.

    Yea I know it doesnt im not for this, im against it, its a rip off
    Reply