Winner, at the 2015 iF Design Awards, of an award in the category for innovating and outstanding products, the Philips Two-in-One monitor (Model 19DP6QJNS), allows users to increase their working space through an ingenious solution.
Research has found that using multiple monitors significantly increases productivity and reduces errors. Once you experience the advantage of dual monitors for different tasks, it is difficult to go back to a single one. But having two monitors on a desktop is sometimes dificult, so Philips came up with a simple but effective idea.
The Philips Two-in-One monitor combines two 19-inch screens, providing a virtually seamless 32-inch display for increased productivity and a streamlined view. With a minimalist 3.5 mm narrow border and a panoramic IPS display, brilliant colored images can be seen from any viewpoint. Supported by one space-saving stand and designed with maximum adjustability and viewing comfort in mind, both screens tilt forward and backward up to 22.5 degrees to accommodate preferred viewing angles. The monitor’s light footprint provides a clutter-free design to clear up your desktop.
The Philips Two-in-One monitor offers multiple connectivity options including 1 DisplayPort and VGA input on the first display, and 1 VGA input and one MHL-enabled HDMI input on the second display, along with a two USB inputs on each display for convenience. The monitor’s MHL capability brings your mobile devices to life on the big screen display, allowing you to view content directly from your compatible smartphone or tablet, while also charging the device.
AH-IPS displays use an advanced technology which gives you extra wide viewing angles of 178/178 degree, making it possible to view the display from almost any angle. Unlike standard TN panels, AH-IPS displays gives you remarkably crisp images with vivid colors, making it ideal not only for Photos, movies and web browsing, but also for professional applications which demand color accuracy and consistent brightness at all times.
While this may not be the monityor that everybody will pick up for their video editing, the concepet is interesting and may well be carried over to other models, with larger workspace and better specifications. But someone had to start the trend, ad Philips seems to have done so, with this Two-in-One which display brings dual monitor productivity and minimalist, ultra-thin design to desktops.