Samsung monitor grows a mutant sidekick

Second screen is grafted onto its side.

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There's something about Korean manufacturers that apparently makes them want to experiment with monitors as if they were lab rats. A company called Woojin, for example, saw fit to grow a small screen out of the top of a full-size LCD last year. Now Samsung, which also has already shown a penchant for Frankenstein projects , has grafted a second screen onto the side of one of its displays.

Why? No idea. Coolest-Gadgets speculates that artists and others might want to reserve all 22 inches of the Samsung SyncMaster 2263DX's main screen while leaving lesser functions to the 7-inch sidekick protruding from its right side. Depending on your needs, it's either a bargain or a waste for $550: Yes, you could easily buy two monitors for that price, but it's also a space saving double screen in one. Or, to be more accurate, maybe 1.3 screens.

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