REVIEW: Samsung 2263DX Part 14
Thus, the software provided offers the option to launch well-known messenger programs such as MSN, Yahoo, Skype, etc. Their interfaces can be displayed on the small screen, as can, for example, a webcam image of your chat partner.
Messenger programs designed in landscape format, such as Miranda and ICQ 5.1, can be used conveniently in landscape mode.
Alternatively to this chat mode, the "little black number" is also useful for displaying a file manager. Thus, the user always has an overview of all files, whilst the main screen remains free for work. The same applies for status windows in programming, FTP transactions and many other areas of application.
Here, there are almost no limits to creativity. Even videos can be played back on the 7-inch screen, but because of the low resolution, the quality is not quite perfect.
Incidentally, the 7-inch screen functions independently of the large main screen. This has the advantage that the smaller additional monitor continues to display the PC image whilst you run the Playstation 3 via HDMI on the main screen, for example. Thus you can keep an eye on all the important things during a game or a film.
Games on the Playstation 3 and still, you will not miss a message on Messenger.
Overall, the results here are "very good". Apart from the lack of a 1:1 mode, the Samsung 2263DX delivers a top performance in this regard.
A response time of 5 ms is advertised for the TN panel used in the Samsung SyncMaster 2263DX. There is no corona effect, such as appears with "aggressive" Overdrive implementations, not even when you stand close to the monitor. Overall, the results can be considered very good here.
Whenever the concept of overdrive (MagicSpeed at Samsung) is mentioned, it is generally connected immediately with a delay in image output known as input lag. However, the Samsung 2263DX surprises us here. In 9 out of 10 cases, the image arrives on the screen without a delay. In other words, a lag was only measurable at all for every tenth test photo we took and the overall lag was 1 fps at 16 ms. In the other nine cases, no input lag was established at all. Although the fact that the deviation does not arise constantly, but instead in intervals of 2 seconds, is somewhat strange, the minimal lag of 1 fps is balanced immediately.
According to our measuring methods, the average value of 50 measurements is taken as the value of the input lag and can thus be used as a comparative value for comparison with measurements from other models. The average value would be equal to a lag of less than 2 ms and therefore, the Samsung 2263DX can be considered lag free.
For most users, in input lag is harmless and is outside the realm of that which is noticeable. However, every person responds differently here and every PC system demonstrates various "basic lags". Both factors affect the threshold from which an input lag can actually be felt. However, this is not the case on the 2263DX: the minimal to absent lag can in fact not be noticed and has no effects on professional level gaming.
On the left, a CRT monitor, in the middle, the 2263DX without any lag, on the right, the 7-inch screen with about 31 ms lag.
The lag of 30 ms which Samsung has published for the 7-inch screen could be measured almost exactly in the test. This value is harmless and does not have a visible effect when the screen is in use.
Here are the effects of the input lag in the area of gaming. The CRT (left) is hardly visibly ahead of the LCD. This image shows the lag of 1 fps (16 ms), but this only arises every tenth frame.
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