While many modern monitors boast of allowing virtually borderless multi-monitor setups, a side edge (x2) just a few millimetres thick also disturbs the illusion of a desktop that seamlessly spans three monitors. Asus has now presented a simple solution that uses an optical trick to make this border disappear. The so-called Bezel-free kit from Asus consists of two strips, which create the impression of a seamless display by refraction of light. The lasts contain optical microstructures that break the light and bend it inwards to hide the underlying frame.
Multi-Monitor-Setup miot and without border per Asus Bezel-free Kit
The lenses are made of PMMA, a transparent thermoplastic that is much more durable than glass. They allow 90% of the monitor light to shine through, making the image underneath the bar a little darker than on the rest of the screen, which, according to Asus, is less annoying than the frame.
The optical effect of the kit is designed so that it only works correctly at a certain angle. Asus chose 130° because this angle between the arrangement of the different displays is supposed to offer the best balance between comfort and immersion. Correct fit and alignment are extremely important, which is why the seamless lasts and the associated mounting hardware are each specially manufactured for specific monitors. The version shown on the CES is compatible with the Asus ROG Swift PG258Q and Strix XG258Q monitor. However, the concept can be adapted to other displays. Asus has not yet announced a price for the kit - but it is clear that it will be launched in the first quarter of 2018.
Bars with optical microstructures
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