EVGA have announced a new LCD display, the InterView 1770, which offers not one but two 17-inch panels fixed to a single central stand. The 1440 x 900 panels each rotate 180-degrees horizontally, so they can be flipped completely around to show a person sitting opposite you, or clamshell in to fit into a narrow cubicle.
The central spine also has an integrated 1.3-megapixel webcam and microphone, and there are three USB ports in the base section. Dual keyboard and mouse controls also allow users on both sides to manipulate what's on-screen.
As for the displays, they each have a 500:1 contrast ratio and 220 cd/m2 brightness, with 8ms response time. EVGA envisage the system as being used in training situations, collaborative working, and for presentations. It has an MRSP of $649.99.
HotHardware reviewed the InterView 1770, impressed by the automatic re-orientation and the possibility of a 34-inch desktop, but criticized the need for dual simultaneous inputs and, of course, the price.
EVGA Introduces InterView Dual-Display
EVGA InterView Display is Redefining Today's Face to Face Business Interaction
BREA, California - July 16, 2009 - EVGA Corporation, the leading-edge graphics cards and motherboard manufacturer, today announced the availability of the InterView, with two rotatable super-thin high resolution 17" TFT LCD displays supported by one desktop stand. Designed for business presentations, researchers, physicians, financial consultants or creative professionals, the 1440 x 900 resolution screens provide plenty of space and individual video quality adjustments for even the most sensitive image viewing conditions.
The InterView screens rotate 180 degrees on a horizontal axis, inverting the on-screen image to be right-side up to viewers on either side of the desk. The screens also fold 90 degrees from completely closed to full width apart, accommodating any workspace while providing the convenience and increased productivity that working with multiple screens offers. Dual keyboard and mouse control make it easy for viewers to take turns manipulating data and images while the other viewer sees it from their side. The InterView comes with a built-in webcam and microphone allowing users to add and view more participants through video conferencing. The base features three USB ports and convenient controls for monitor settings, mic, power and DMS connections.
Graphics and multimedia analyst, Dr. Jon Peddie of Jon Peddie Research did a multi-monitor usage study and found that productivity increased up to 50 percent or more when using multiple displays. "EVGA now enables in a single system what used to be called a 'partners' desk, traditionally facilitating teamwork between two executives while facing each other. Users can rotate one of the InterView's panels over and both can see the same thing. Doctors can use it in a patient-doctor relationship for reviewing X-rays with patients, teachers can use it for one-on-one tutoring, engineers can use it where they want to have a collaborative discussion on a design...and you can use it yourself for having more screen real estate because the more you can see - the more you can do."
"We found the need to improve today's face to face interaction in all business environments, and that is why we spent so much effort to develop the InterView," said Andrew Han, president of EVGA Corporation. "EVGA's unique, patented design for the InterView, using two rotating displays will redefine business interaction around the world."
MSRP for the EVGA InterView is $649.99.
The EVGA InterView dual-display is covered by numerous global patents.
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