I do not often cowl enterprise merchandise until it does one thing actually distinctive that impresses even me, a non-businessman. And the Philips 24B1D5600 monitor does precisely that. It is a dual-screen monitor with a unusual function—the second display is actually an e-reader. As somebody who spends most of my workday sifting by way of emails and Google docs, I am intrigued.

The Philips 24B1D5600 (through Tom’s {Hardware}) is your customary 24-inch 1440p monitor that’s no completely different than what you’ve got most likely obtained sitting at your desk at work, besides this one has a 13-inch e-paper facet panel show that guarantees to make studying these infinite PDFs and emails so much simpler on the eyes. 

This monitor’s 75Hz refresh charge and 4ms response time do not make it a great candidate for gaming, so it is higher fitted to work than play. Though tiny 1440p gaming screens have gotten more and more standard, this monitor would not provide the efficiency severe avid gamers would count on.

The 13.3-inch E-Paper show has a decision of 1200 x 1600 (with a 3:4 facet ratio) and folds in as much as 45 levels. It makes use of its personal energy independently of the principle display through USB Sort-C connection. An on-screen menu permits you to change between completely different viewing modes.

The ePaper show would not have backlighting or emit blue mild, which some say trigger eye pressure and complications. It is extra like studying a bodily guide. If you happen to’ve ever used an e-reader like a Kindle, you are already accustomed to the know-how.

Whereas this all appears fairly neat, the principle show’s most brightness of 250 nits is on the decrease finish for a productiveness monitor. Sadly, you may’t buy the e-paper show individually and connect it to an current monitor.

The Philips 24B1D5600 is presently out there in components of Asia for roughly round $600, however there is not any phrase on US availability and pricing.