Computex 2014: Philips Announces Virtually Seamless Dual-Display IPS Monitor

Subject: Displays | June 3, 2014 - 10:50 PM |
Tagged: philips, ips, dual monitor, computex 2014, computex

Philips has announced what they are calling the worlds first "virtually seamless" two-in-one monitor.

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The Philips Two-in-One monitor proudly showing Computex gold (though not as prestigious as the PC Perspective gold award, of course...)

The 19DP6QJNS (love those model names, don't you?) is comprised of two separate 19" IPS displays on a single mount, and the ultra-thin 3.5mm bezels allow for the that "virtual" seamlessness.

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The announcement does not include screen resolution, and from the images the screens don't appear at least to be the usual 16:9 aspect ratio. Even without all of the details there is a clear advantage to a design with a reduced footprint. It's just a more, well, seemless (there's that word again) dual-monitor setup. Each display has its own video inputs, though they are different. The first display has a DisplayPort and VGA input, and the second has a VGA input and MHL-enabled HDMI input. The monitors can tilt up to 22 degrees, and each screen also has a pair of USB ports.

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So about the resolution... Philips states that this new product is "ideal for designers using 3D graphics or requiring extremely detailed information for CAD-CAM solutions," so one wouldn't be faulted for assuming a higher resolution panel here, but we will have to see. This is certainly a niche product, but anyone who has grown accustomed to a dual monitor setup will probably tell you they are more productive (and would never willingly go back). If this is reasonably priced, two IPS screens on a single stand would be a really attractive proposition.

The Philips 19DP6QJNS will be available fall 2014, and no pricing information yet.

Source: Philips
June 3, 2014 | 11:44 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

One more please?

June 3, 2014 | 11:58 PM - Posted by Snoman

A nice looking product. Those bezels are great. But 19 inch monitors just don't have enough vertical real estate. Show me a dual 23.5 or 24, and you'll have me interested.

June 4, 2014 | 12:24 PM - Posted by Zorkwiz

If these are 19" 4:3 panels, which the pictures seem to imply, then they would be 11.4" tall. If you're used to 23.5" or 24" 16:9 panels, those would only be slightly taller at 11.52" or 11.77" respectively.

A 24" 16:10 panel is 12.7' tall, so a bit over and inch taller than this setup in that case, I'm not sure how much of a difference it would really make.

I actually have an old 19" 4:3 Samsung next to a 27" 2560x1440 Dell, and they are fairly close to the same height.

June 4, 2014 | 03:47 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

You could already go for the 29" Asus monitor, which I feel is a better unit, as it is one monitor... Which happens to be 29" in size.

June 4, 2014 | 12:57 AM - Posted by eddie (not verified)

3 screen version would be way more balling.

June 5, 2014 | 08:48 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

How about dual widescreen?
http://www.anandtech.com/Gallery/Album/43#3

June 4, 2014 | 12:11 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Maybe some different size screen blocks that can be assembled into whatever screen ratio is needed. Individual blocks could be purchased according to the users needs, and added to the an expandable base unit, or multi monitor frame assembly.

June 6, 2014 | 11:45 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Yes! Not perfect for everyone, but better than what most of us have right now. The combination of very thin bezels and the articulation really steps up the utility. And given what seems to be the screen ratio, plenty of real estate for 95% of what most people need. I'm in.

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