a 24-Inch LCD with E Ink Secondary Display

Though E Ink know-how has remained a largely area of interest show tech over the previous decade, it is none the much less excelled in that position. The electrophoretic know-how carefully approximates paper, offering important energy benefits versus conventional emissive shows, to not point out making it considerably simpler on readers’ eyes in some circumstances. And whereas the restrictions of the know-how make it unsuitable to be used as a main desktop show, Phillips thinks there’s nonetheless a marketplace for it as a secondary show. To that finish, Philips this week has launched their novel, business-oriented Dual Screen Display, which mixes each an LCD panel and and E Ink panel right into a single show, with the goal of capturing the advantages of each applied sciences.

The Philips Twin Display Show (24B1D5600/96) is a single show that integrates each a 23.8-inch 2560×1440 IPS panel in addition to a 13.3-inch, greyscale 1200×1600 decision E Ink show. With every show working independently, the concept is just like earlier ideas of multi-panel displays; nonetheless Phillips is taking issues in a distinct path through the use of an E Ink show as a second panel – combining two in any other case very totally different show applied sciences right into a single product. By providing an E Ink panel on this product, Phillips is trying to courtroom the marketplace for customers who would like the decreased eye pressure of an E Ink show, however are working at a desktop laptop, the place an E Ink show wouldn’t be viable as a main monitor.

As you would possibly count on from the fundamental format of the monitor, the first panel is a relatively typical workplace show that is designed for video and productiveness purposes – basically something the place you want a contemporary, full coloration LCD. The secondary E Ink show, then again, is a greyscale display screen whose energy is the shortage of flicker that comes from not being backlit by a PWM mild. Each screens act independently, however since they’re encased into the identical chassis, they’re meant to work collectively. For instance, the secondary monitor can show supplementary data in textual content type, whereas the first monitor can show photographs.

In the end, Philips is pitching the show on the concept that the secondary display screen can cut back the attention pressure of the viewer whereas viewing paperwork. It is a easy sufficient idea, however one which requires consumers to miss the trade-offs of E Ink, and the potential drawbacks of getting two dissimilar shows straight subsequent to one another.

Underneath the hood, the LCD panel on the Deal Display Show is an unremarkable office-grade show. Phillips is utilizing 23.8-inch anti-glare 6-bit + Hello FRC IPS panel with a 2560×1440 decision, which might hit a most brightness of 250 nits whereas delivering 178-degree viewing angles. In the meantime, the E Ink panel is a 13.3-inch 4-bit greyscale electrophoretic panel, with a decision of 1200×1600. Notably right here, there is no such thing as a backlighting; the E Ink panel is supposed to be environmentally lit (e.g. workplace lighting) to really reduce eye pressure.

In relation to connectivity, the first display screen is supplied with a DisplayPort 1.2 and a USB Sort-C enter (with DP Alt mode and USB Energy Supply help), a USB hub, and a GbE adapter. In the meantime, the secondary display screen connects to host utilizing a USB Sort-C connector that additionally helps DP Alt Mode, and Energy Supply.

Specs of the Philips Twin Display Show

  Major Display Secondary Display
Panel 27″ IPS 6-bit + Hello FRC 13.3″ E Ink 4-bit
Native Decision 2560 × 1440 1200 × 1600
Most Refresh Charge 75 Hz ?
Response Time 4ms ?
Brightness 250 cd/m² (typical) ?
Distinction 1000:1 ?
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical excessive
HDR none none
Dynamic Refresh Charge none none
Pixel Pitch 0.2058 mm² 0.2058 mm²
Pixel Density 123 ppi 150 ppi
Show Colours 16.7 million greyscale
Colour Gamut Assist NTSC: 99%

sRGB: 99%
Facet Ratio 16:9 3:4
Stand Peak: +/-100 mm

Tilt: -5°/23°

Swivel: 45°
Inputs 1 × DisplayPort (HDCP 1.4)

1 × USB-C (HDCP 1.2 + PD)
1 × USB-C (HDCP 1.4 + PD)
USB Hub USB 3.0 hub
Launch Date Q2 2023

The Philips Twin Display Show has a relatively modern stand which might modify top, tilt, and swivel. It makes the entire unit appear to be one monitor relatively than like two separate screens. Although to make certain, the E Ink portion of the show may be angled independently from the LCD panel, permitting the pretty vast monitor to contour to a consumer’s area of view a bit higher.

In relation to pricing, Philips’s Twin Display Show is on the market in China for $850 (in response to Liliputing), which seems fairly costly for a 24-inch IPS LCD and a 13.3-inch secondary display screen. Although as it is a relatively distinctive product, it isn’t shocking that it’s offered at a premium.

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