By Evan Ackerman
Besides the fact that sporting two LCDs on any computer makes you feel like a serious badass, it’s legitimately good for productivity. That’s what I tell myself, anyway. Neuro Logic Systems has created what they describe as “the world’s first dual 19-inch LCD in a vertical format.” The LCDs fold up from a horizontal position and are supported by no-nonsense gas struts, as well befits a piece of hardware designed for the military. It would be nice if civilian hardware manufacturers realized that even non-military sometimes takes a beating and stopped making laptop LCD hinges out of crappy plastic, but I digress. As you can see from the picture, the RFT-2L19 (catchy name, huh) is primarily designed to be used in a rack mount, but the NLS website does mention that it’s compatible with some sort of transport case. The displays themselves are somewhat unimpressive, at 1280 x 1024 max resolution, 250cd/m² brightness, 700:1 contrast, and VGA/DVI inputs. Personally I prefer my dual monitors to be oriented horizontally, but I’m willing to embrace anything that has the potential to give me more desktop real estate in a portable computer.