How to Cheaply Increase Your Screen Real Estate With Cinq

How to Cheaply Increase Your Screen Real Estate With Cinq

Range Govindan
Jan 11, 2010

Everyone needs more screen real estate. It's a given. It's not always easy though, especially when you're on the road. Sure, there are going to be dual monitor laptops on the market soon, but how about a cheaper alternative?

Sideline Cinq is the answer to your screen real estate problems. It's basically an extra USB monitor that you can attach to your laptop screen to add more screen real estate. Sure, in a perfect world, we'd all be touting the latest MacBook Pro 17 or Alienware gigantors, but in a real world, this isn't possible.

Cinq is a smart idea. We've seen something similar for desktops, but this is the first time that we see something portable. Cinq gives you a 10.1-inch extra screen with a resolution of 1024 × 600. It also comes with an SD card reader and is compatible with both Windows and Mac. It weighs about 15.6 ounces and it will sell in the fall of this year for $249, but you can reserve one at a discounted price of 199 at Sideline's site.

For $200, it's probably a good idea for someone who absolutely needs more screen real estate. If you are working from home, you could always just plug in an external monitor. The other option would involve upgrading your laptop, which is way more costly than $200!

[via Ubergizmo, photos via Engadget]

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