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

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'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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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.
 

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

M0j0jojo

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

CaedenV

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$500 is not bad for a dual 1080p screen setup. Wait, you say it is 1280x1024? What is this? Did we magically transport back to 15 years ago? This is what I ran on my 19" CRT monitors back in the day. No thank you.
 

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I think it would still be somewhat on the pricy end of the range when there are so many 1080p displays available under $200. Granted, this might not look as good as having two displays mounted on a tailored dual-monitor stand. You can even get a pair of Dell U2412 (1200p) for ~$500 when they are on sale.

I used to run my 19" CRT (Viewsonic p95f) at 1600x1200 until something on its PCB exploded and burst on fire in the deflection circuitry around the 10 years old mark.
 

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Between this and the new Macbook air I'm beginning to think the tech industry is running some "Crappy design decisions that aren't worth the cost" week promotion.
 

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The value proposition on this is a very hard sell. They put a lot of work into making it sound very nice when considered in full but in the store it's going to make a bad first impression if a sub-$400 27" or larger 2560x1440 model is also visible near by.
 

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'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.
Where in the world do you shop that you can get a pair (2) IPS displays that are over 32inch that cost ONLY $200?
 

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Great concept... It will never fly with such low resolution panels and such small panels! @x22 inch with at least 1680 x 1050 MIGHT fly... but anything less is just a joke...
 

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It's a silly setup. Little pricey is kind of an understatement. Two screens with 1080p resolution will set you back about 260-300.lg 34UM64 is priced at $599 and is bezel free and supports a much higher pixel count. Phillips needs to get there head out of their ass.
 

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"Each LED-lit screen has a 1280 x 1024" tha's a big pile of nope on the resolution alont, 2 $120 monitors on a dual monitor stand (usually $30-50) maybe $300 for the convnience of preassembled and if the articulation is good, otherwise a rip off
 

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This "world first" is a pair of 19" 1280x1024 displays sold as one unit with a custom monitor stand.

You can get 22" 1080p displays for ~$150 (x2 for $300) and that leaves $200 under the MSRP to put toward an adjustable multi-monitor stand.
 

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Wow that's pretty archaic in a world where 1920x1080 is average, 1440 is good, and 2160 is what everyone's talking about. I can't see spending basically $200+ for a sub 1080 19" display, let alone $400+ for 2.
 
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