Feeds
65%

Samsung SyncMaster 2263DX 22in monitor

A neat idea packed into a nice chassis

Security for virtualized datacentres

The matte coating of the screen itself reduces reflections making it a good choice for environments with lots of glare. The selection of DVI, VGA and HDMI is very nice to see and offers a range of connectivity options for users who may want to use the screen in a more varied multimedia setting.

The main monitor performs perfectly adequately, but we don't think it's going to win any awards. The default 1680 x 1050 resolution, 5ms response time and 1000:1 contrast ratio are perfectly acceptable and the colour reproduction is quite good. There are better options out there, but they're generally more expensive - or at least the same price, but lacking the additional secondary screen.

Samsung SyncMaster 2263DX 22in monitor

The selection of DVI, VGA and HDMI offers a range of connectivity options

Being based on DisplayLink technology, as you would expect the secondary screen is not designed for performance but for functionality and hence is not suited for anything particularly taxing, but with an 800 x 600 resolution it is nice and clear with good colour reproduction so reading email or instant messages doesn't require squinting.

All in all it's nothing exceptional, but it's certainly no slouch either and for the vast number of users it will be suitable, even for games, movies and other multimedia content.

As with all displays we would highly recommend taking the time to adjust the monitor's settings for optimal use in the environment and requirements of each user. We would also recommend that people make use of Samsung's MagicBright and MagicColor features to make dynamic adjustments depending on what they are doing at the time.

There is one thing that annoyed us about the 2263DX and that is the fact that the monitor's stand is not height adjustable, so you're left either stacking books under the base, or tilting the screen at an upward angle, which seems to work fine until you try and use the webcam, which is now pointing toward the ceiling and not adjustable either. It's a relatively small thing, but can get very irritating very quickly if you frequently make video calls.

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Next page: Verdict

More from The Register

next story
Tim Cook: The classic iPod HAD to DIE, and this is WHY
Apple, er, couldn’t get the parts for HDD models
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
Caterham Seven 160 review: The Raspberry Pi of motoring
Back to driving's basics with a joyously legal high
Back to the ... drawing board: 'Hoverboard' will disappoint Marty McFly wannabes
Buzzing board (and some future apps) leave a lot to be desired
ICO warns UK broadcasters over filming using drones
Must comply with data protection rules, m'kay?
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.
Website security in corporate America
Find out how you rank among other IT managers testing your website's vulnerabilities.