If you haven’t seen multi monitors in person before, you’ve probably at least heard of them.
They are the perfect addition for computers all over the place and can help users in a variety of different ways. Many people enjoy using multi monitors, and with all that extra display space they provide, it’s easy to understand why. If you despise having multiple tabs open in the same browser window, need to transition between multiple tasks, or just want to boost your productivity, multi monitors make this possible.
Are multi monitors really made for laptops?
Now, to be a little more specific, the majority of multi monitors have always been made for desktop computers/monitors. That might have been okay years ago when everyone you knew had desktop computers set up in their “computer room”. However, in this day and age, most people have laptops because they are more convenient and can be taken anywhere at anytime. (Maybe other than your parents or grandma who still have that big ol' desktop monitor sitting around somewhere).
But just because the computer itself changed, does that mean the want (or need) for multi monitors changed? HECK NO! It just made it harder for people with laptops to use them. Yes - you CAN still connect your laptop to run multi monitors sitting on a desk or flat surface. Be that as it may, it totally goes against the entire point of having a laptop in the first place. Hence, you’re basically back where you started - using a desktop computer (at a desk!). Nevertheless, fret not my dear multi monitors, laptop-loving people! One company understood our struggle and came up with a way to fix it.
Le Slide Multi Monitors To The Rescue!
So check it out - the company Slide n’ Joy has created Le Slide, which are multi monitors made specifically for laptops. (Wait.. laptop multi monitors? Hallelujah!) They first began on kickstarter back in 2015 and raised $600k to start building their product. Before they started this, there weren’t really any other laptop multi monitors available.
Other alternatives were either way smaller than your laptops main monitor screen or were simply built into the computer itself rather than being an added accessory. (Making the laptop bulky and heavy.) Basically, they all sucked and weren’t very good. Slide n’ Joy's laptop multi monitors change that though. They’re light, easy to use, and very functional - making them the best multi monitors out there for your laptop.
About Le Slide Multi Monitors
Le Slide provides multi monitors by two slide out displays added to your laptop. It simply attaches to the back of your computer and each monitor slides out to each side with ease. These multi monitors also rotate up to 180 degrees, allowing the screens to be set up for several viewing options. The added multi monitors are thin (19mm in size) and created with the finest slabs. Not to mention, they’re also super light considering what they are!
Depending on the size you get, they weigh anywhere from 1.2 to 1.8 kilograms. Even though all this is true, Le Slide is made without compromising on full HD quality - just as it shouldn’t! When it comes to connection, the Le Slide multi monitors work on a single USB port for USB 2.0, 3.0 or USB C. And as far as compatibility, Windows and Mac are your options. Although that is all for now, they may have more options in the future once it rises in popularity.
How do you set it up?
You may be wondering about the overall set up of these multi monitors and we're happy to report that it’s extremely easy. For connecting the Le Slide multi monitors to your laptop, first you have to make sure you have Windows or Mac (as mentioned above - DUH).
Second, you attach Le Slide to the back of your laptop computer. Third, you use the USB cord and connect to the outlet on your laptop. Lastly, you pull out the monitor screens on each side and viola - you’re ready to go! At that point, you can fold the multi monitors to your desired angles and go to work.
Tech Specs For Us Nerdy Folks
Some of us like knowing a few technical specifics, so for those of you out there, here’s a few mentions of the good stuff.
- Screen: panoramic screen, 16:9
- Panel: IPS
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080
- Full HD 1080P: Yes
- Brightness (max): 220 cd/m(squared)
- Contrast (max): 700:1
- Response time: 5ms
Currently, the Le Slide multi monitors come in 3 sizes: 13”, 15” and 17”, with others coming soon. Now, most companies charge differently for different sizes, but not Slide n’ Joy. All their sizes cost the same so you can feel free to get any size and pay the same price -- a nice touch if you have a larger laptop and feel like you have to suffer because of it! Even though prices for different sizes are all the same, they do have different configurations that vary in price.
Their regular configuration is available in 9 colors, requires a $71 deposit and costs a total of $411. Next is Slide n’ Joy’s most popular multi monitors configuration - the premium configure. It comes in 5 materials (light wood, dark wood, aluminum, leather, and alcantara), requires a $94 deposit and costs $529. Their last option, the limited configure, is available in just 2 materials (carbon and full grain leather), requires a $177 deposit and will cost you $1,000.
Each one of these options vary in price, color and material. Albeit, no matter which one you choose (including the size), they all have the same components inside the box. So what comes inside that exciting box that arrives at your door? Well, for one, your Le Slide multi monitors. Accompanying the monitors is 1 micro USB B IN and Y USB 3.0 OUT, 1 micro USB B IN and USB-C OUT and 8 steel pads.
Are Multi Monitors Worth it?
Multi monitors are fantastic for a bunch of different things. You can use them for graphic design, web development, photography, business, gaming, video artistry, architecture, designing and more. Overall, having multi monitors can help increase your productivity by 20-30% too. There have even been studies proving this and it makes complete sense.
Whenever you’re accessing multiple documents, tabs, or sites online, you click back and forth between screens, A LOT. Whether it be data entry, comparing photos, or writing articles/research papers, much time is spent getting to each page. Switching back and forth like this takes up more time than you realize. You must move the the mouse to the correct page, click it, wait for it to open, find your place, and go back. Now, imagine if you didn’t have to do all that switching.
MIND BLOWN, right? A great deal of your time would be saved. Thus, you could focus more and finish what you were doing quicker and move on! And with so little time in the day (and life, really) we could all use a little more of it. Right? I think we can all agree on that one!
Slide n Joy’s Le Slide provides the best multi monitors for laptops.
It’s freestanding ability and easy connection to your laptop make it different than other monitors out there. Due to being easily attachable, you can also use it anytime, anywhere, for any circumstance. Plus, since it’s lightweight and only requires one plug to work, there’s no carrying around heavy or ridiculous accessories. The ability to fold the attachment makes it possible for you to use these multi monitors in a myriad of ways. In the end, Slide n’ Joy's multi monitors are high quality, durable, light, portable, foldable, customizable, and plain freakin' awesome! If you want or need multi monitors for you laptop, this is the product you need to buy.
Have you ever heard of Slide n' Joy's multi monitors? Would you ever buy the Le Slide multi monitors for yourself or your company? If so, tell us why or why not in the comments below and share with your tech loving family and friends.
Related Article: Top Touch-Screen Laptops for Your Computer Needs