Isn’t it annoying when you try to hook up a monitor to your PC, only to discover that – gosh darn it – you haven’t got any video outputs? Well, Samsung has you covered; the SyncMaster 2263DX is capable of connecting via USB “without the need for any additional video hardware”. Admittedly, we’ve struggled to think of a single occasion when this has actually happened to us, but after a bit of brain storming we realised that this could be brilliant for laptop users who don’t have a VGA output on their machines.
Another quirk of the 2263DX is the inclusion of an additional seven inch mini-monitor that fits on the top or side, giving you some of the benefits of having two monitors without forking out twice over. Samsung reckons it could be great for things like instant messaging while you’re running Word in the main screen. Apparently this will help improve productivity, and we all know how much work gets done when you’ve got Skype in front of you. Why not cut to the chase and just make a dedicated Facebook monitor?
More geeky features of the 2263DX include a 160 degree viewing angle, 1680 x 1050 resolution, 8,000:1 contrast ratio and a 2ms response time – take note gamers.
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