REVIEW: Samsung 2263DX
++ very good, + good, +/- satisfactory, - bad, -- very bad
Korean electronics giant Samsung has been established on the TV and LC monitor markets for years. With the SyncMaster 2263DX, a model is being presented which offers a 7-inch second display as well as the 22-inch main screen and also comes with an integrated webcam with a microphone as well as speakers. Theoretically, we can think of many areas in which this kind of second screen could be useful. This review should show whether and how well the 2263DX manages to convince in these areas with its performance.
As the basis for our test, we used an ASUS GeForce 8600 GTS, the DTP94 Colorimeter from Quato and the corresponding iColor Display software in Version 3.0.5. Where other tools were used, we have indicated this in the review.
The packaging of the monitor includes a practical carry handle on top. This means that for those who buy the monitor directly, it is easy to take it to the car. With a total weight of 8,3 kg, it is also absolutely possible to transport the monitor on foot in its packaging as long as you do not have too long a distance to walk.
As well as the tools shown above (VGA cable, DVI-D cable, Quick Installation Guide, driver CD, cable clip, cleaning cloth), the base was also included in the packaging in separate parts with our model. This reduces the size of the packaging enormously. In order to guarantee fast and simple set-up of the monitor for immediate use, a Quick Install Guide is included. Although this is only available in English and French, the small number of work steps are easy to follow thanks to the accompanying images.
The driver CD contains the monitor profile (*.icm), some calibration software (Natural Color Pro) and also the multi-lingual manual in HTML format. In addition, it also comes with the drivers and programs for the webcam and the additional screen. The online manual is detailed and should answer any questions which may arise regarding use of the model.
We will not go into detail on the Natural Color Pro software in our review. We have already covered this software in detail in our review of the Samsung 2493HM.
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