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EVGA InterView  (Source: EVGA)
InterView sports dual 17-inch LCD screens

EVGA is a company that is closely associated with video cards in the computer world. The company is one of the most well-known firms offering NVIDIA video cards, especially video cards that are overclocked from the factory.

What most enthusiasts won’t associate with EVGA is computer monitors. EVGA has announced a new dual screen LCD called the EVGA InterView. The InterView has dual displays that sport a resolution of 1440 x 900 each and a 1.3-megapixel webcam between the two displays.

One of the coolest features of the InterView is that both of the displays can be rotated 180 degrees and the screen flips the content intelligently so you can rotate a screen to share information with a person on the other side of a desk. The monitors can be mirrored or the desktop can be extended across both screens.

The dual screens are 17-inch units with bezels between the two that puts space between the screens, which could be an issue for users looking to extend the desktop to two screens. Each screen has a pixel pitch of 0.255mm x 0.255mm and a contrast ratio of 500:1 with a brightness of 220CD/m. The average response time is quoted at 8ms. The Interview system weighs 17.46 pounds.

HotHardware has a review of the InterView up and the system carries a retail price of $649.99, a premium over a typical pair of 17-inch LCDs. All of the controls for the LCDs are on the base of the device. The input is DVI only and you have to have a video card that offers dual DVI outputs. That means that notebooks are going to need extra hardware.



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And...
By banvetor on 7/16/2009 10:50:33 AM , Rating: 3
...who on Earth would want such a thing?

Is there ANY advantage in comparison with buying a pair of LCDs?




RE: And...
By cserwin on 7/16/2009 11:25:54 AM , Rating: 2
Maybe - How many video cables are required? Only 1? If so, there may be some application for companies that lease PC's and don't support installing upgraded video cards - which will be most non-tech companies more than 500 employees.

There are some situations when 2 17" would be more productive than 1 24". But I'd take 2 24" for less any day.

It all comes down to corparate policy and vendor management. We don't need the government to screw everything up. Companies are perfectlty capable of wasting their own money with over-broad internal rules. That creates the opportunity for this product.


RE: And...
By tedrodai on 7/16/2009 12:56:56 PM , Rating: 2
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The input is DVI only and you have to have a video card that offers dual DVI outputs. That means that notebooks are going to need extra hardware.


It'll require 2 cables. I'd have to agree with the folks who don't really see a point in this product, when you can get 2 bigger monitors that swivel for less money.


RE: And...
By JacobF on 7/16/2009 12:40:30 PM , Rating: 2
Yes there is a huge difference between this product and just standard dual LCD displays. That is the auto flip and rotate function.

I encourage everyone to visit this link to see a video overview:
http://www.evga.com/interview/overview.asp

You can see the exact usage scenario's, and target user.


RE: And...
By Smilin on 7/16/2009 12:45:10 PM , Rating: 2
Awesome! Now that pile of dust behind my monitor can see what I'm doing if I flip the screen.

I suppose it gives the ability for two people to share a view but unfortunately you'll have to point everything out with a mouse instead of just pointing at the screen with your finger.

This is quite the small market they are aiming for.


RE: And...
By Chernobyl68 on 7/16/2009 1:03:18 PM , Rating: 2
I can definately see the worth in professional applications - many people I work with have dual monitor setups for CAD/Microstation, but they have old 19" and 21" CRTs as well, and a 17" seems like a step backwards.


RE: And...
By mattclary on 7/16/2009 3:45:40 PM , Rating: 2
At 1440x900 (x2) this would be a poor purchase decision for them. They would be better off with one 1920x1200 monitor or two 1680x1050s than this.


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