Philips’ new monitor has an ingenious E-Ink sidekick to save you from eyestrain

You can’t blame a company for wanting to innovate in order to stand out from the crowd. Such is the case with Philips as it recently revealed its Dual Screen Display, a monitor consisting of a LCD screen with an ePaper screen right next to it.

It’s certainly a unique-looking design that reminds us of the ThinkBook Plus Twist. According to the official specs sheet (opens in new tab), the LCD screen measures 23.8 inches (60.5 cm) diagonally and displays at a resolution of 2,560 x 1440 pixels (or Quad HD) with a refresh rate of 75 Hz. The ePaper screen utilizes E-Ink tech across its 13.3 inch (33.8 cm) display and has a resolution of 1,200 x 1,600 pixels. As you can see from these numbers, this isn’t a super powerful monitor. You’re not going to get 4K resolution, but that’s fine because the Dual Screen Display doesn’t strive to be a high-end device.