first, make sure your laptop can output the native res of a 24" monitor (1920x1200 or 1920x1080).
as for the split-screen effect, this app *may* do it.
also look at the other apps in this article: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13880_3-9902461-68.html
if your laptop uses ati or nvidia graphics, consider using their desktop managers. both should allow you to pre-size app windows to mimic a split screen (the browser automatically opens on the left side, email automatically opens on the right half).
I am thinking of purchasing a LCD monitor for my 11" tablet notebook and am considering the merits of a 24" sized monitor. At my work I use two 19" monitors in extended mode and I wonder if a single large monitor can replace its function (if not the collective size)? My question is: is it possible to have two or multiple *virtual desktops displayed together at a time*, each covering a specific % of the screen, and then work like an extended desktop. I like the feature of the extended desktop where one can maximise a window to a single monitor. Is a similar solution available where a single monitor can be divided into multiple simultaenous virtual displays, and each virtual display acting as an extended monitor, where I am able to maximise a windows to any one of those virtual desktops.
I know about various solutons/products that provide virtual desktops, but those virtual desktops cannot be dislayed together, from what I know and searched extensively, or please correct me if I'm wrong. I need a software that simulates the extended desktop mode *exactly* like what the extended desktop does with multiple physical monitors (simulatenous displays). Does such a solution exist?