Video Review: EVGA Interview

I’m going to be kind here and say that EVGA Interview is an interesting product. It is a dual monitor system with two 17-inch screens attached to a base. It’s a good idea, it really is. I’m just concerned that $600 is a bit much to pay for two screens in this configuration.

The trick here is that the screens turn over when you twist them into position. Want to show someone across the desk from you something? Flip over the monitor. It bears to note, however, that you need two graphics cards – DVI or VGA capable – to use both monitors at the same time.

There is also a built-in 3 port USB hub, microphone, and webcam.

There are four places this monitor would be great:

* In a lab. You and another technician could share the same monitor.
* In a conference hall. Two monitors seem to be all the rage at conferences.
* In a cheap office, library, or school. You and a cubicle-mate can share a screen.

Display Features:
Dual 17” wide screen displays
Display automatically rotates image when the monitor is flipped
Built in 1.3MP webcam
Built in microphone
Built in USB 2.0 hub (3 ports)
Resolution: WXGA+ (1440×900) x 2
Pixel Pitch: 0.255mm x 0.255mm
Contrast Ratio: 500:1
Viewing Angle: 45° (H) / 20° (V – Upper) 35° (V – Lower)
Brightness: 220 CD/m
Response Time: 8ms

Now here’s the problem: two 17-inch monitors cost about $99 on a good day and $200 on a bad day. But $649.99? You could use this for any number of things – LAN parties, dual workspaces for your video editing – but why wouldn’t you just buy two big monitors for the same price as two smaller ones?

Bottom Line
Sure there are some great tricks in this bit of kit. If you need something like this, viola. We found it for you. However, if you’re in the market for dual monitors, you can probably do better.