Giant displays that you'll never have the disposable income to afford have been around for years. Yesterday, Samsung confirmed that it intends to continue the trend, with the release of the Samsung SyncMaster MD230.
Three's good... (Credit: Eric Franklin/CNET)
The display is sold in bundles of three and six with a custom stand included. According to Samsung, it is targeting what it calls "the power gamer", as well as business users with the device.
The monitors can be set up in almost any combination needed — up to six total monitors, including:
- 3x 1 portrait
- 3x 1 landscape
- 3x 1 landscape plus 1 extended
- 3x 2 landscape
But six is better! (Credit: Eric Franklin/CNET)
Samsung partnered with AMD-ATI to use its Eyefinity technology to develop the screen.
According to Samsung, the MD230 features bezels that are 50 to 70 per cent thinner than traditional displays, less than 10mm on all sides. Also, according to Samsung, this is the first display to bring a 5760x2160-pixel resolution to consumers.
- 1920x1080-pixel resolution each; 5760x2160-pixel resolution in a 3x 2 array
- High dynamic contrast (150,000:1) and static contrast (3000:1) ratios
- Full 178-degree viewing experience
- DVI and DisplayPort input
- 8ms response time
- Three-year parts and labour warranty
The MD230 is available through Samsung's reseller and distribution channels in the United States now with an RRP of US$3099 for the six-screen configuration and US$1899 for the three-screen configuration.