Samsung SyncMaster 2263DX 22in monitor
A neat idea packed into a nice chassis
Review To the masses a monitor is a monitor. For those who spend hours staring a screen, response times and colour reproduction can be important. But for most, screen size and price are the deciding factors.
However, the Samsung 2263DX has something else that may pique some people's interest. This 22in monitor comes with a little friend: a small, 7in companion, to be precise.
Samsung's SyncMaster 2263DX: novel solution
For a couple of years now, most discrete graphics cards have been able to support multiple monitors, but a pair of full-size screens can be expensive and cumbersome for most desks. One response is to use a laptop with an external monitor attached.
Samsung has come up with a different and rather novel solution to the problem, namely introducing a smaller secondary monitor that can be used to display all the information that's useful to have on hand, such as email, widgets, instant messenger conversations, reference documents or a media player.
The 7in UbiSybc 7 monitor is driven by a DisplayLink chip, which means it connects and is powered over USB, so even if your PC only has a single display connector you can still make use of this monitor. In fact, you can even use this screen completely independently.
Not amazing, but a good start
Any way to add more screens to a desk makes life that much better.
Connecting PC to Laptop
I find using a network RDP connection onto the laptop gives a far superior display than using KVM (which I have as well), due to the rubbish monitor out quality from the laptop. If you've got a decent sized LCD monitor there's plenty of room - and you get cut and paste etc.
Thanks for the suggestion but when I'm working on the work laptop the keyboard is also connected to the work laptop via the KVM. I want something that can stay connected to my personal computer.
@ " Small extra display = great idea "
Considered the Logitech G15 keyboard ??
Little lcd display... media controls... works with most media players...
And a hell of a lot cheaper than buying a touchscreen monitor or a dedicated matrix display.
I know you can get it cheaper than that too ;)
Why no 22" black plastic mask with a 7" hole?