Samsung Dual Monitor

Samsung recently unveiled a dual-monitor, which consists of two LCD displays. The larger, 22-inch screen serves as a main display, while the smaller 7-inch screen displays secondary applications that are usually used in the background, such as instant-messaging services or Windows widgets.

Samsung’s new dual monitor, named 2263DX, implements LCD (TN) technology on both monitors. The secondary monitor is designed to display various applications that users tend to put in the background, such as movie and music players, web browsers, photos, and widgets. The concept behind the design is to have these applications available (no need to use Alt+Tab repeatedly) while reducing the diversion they create.

The USB connection of the 7” screen enables easy setup and the articulating arm allows convenient positioning. While the large monitor has a native resolution of 1680×1050, the smaller monitor can display images up to an 800 x 480 resolution.

Brightness on both monitors is standard -300cd/m2 for the 22″ monitor and 200cd/m2 for the 7″ monitor. The contrast ratio is 1000:1 for the 22″ monitor, with a 5ms response time, and the 7″ monitor has a 400:1 contrast ratio with a fairly sluggish 30ms response time.

The 2263DX has plenty of connection options, including Analog RGB, DVI, Composite, and HDMI. The 7″ monitor can receive its signal via a USB jack. Other jacks are used to connect earphones and a microphone. The stand itself can tilt, pivot, and swivel, so that the user can choose to have a screen that is ‘long’ rather than ‘wide’. One last interesting feature of the 2263DX is a 3MP integrated camera for video conferencing (probably one of the highest resolution display cameras on the market).

TFOT has recently covered many of the displays exhibited at CeBIT 2008. Other related TFOT stories include the SHOGO, a multifunctional touch screen with WiFi capabilities, and the 57″ waterproof HD-compatible LCD television which was specially designed for the bathroom’s wet and humid conditions.

For more information on the 2263DX, see Samsung’s website.

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