Samsung MD230X3 review

Are three monitors really better than one? David Ludlow takes a closer look at the bigger picture in our review of Samsung's latest monster monitor.

As well as being mounted in landscape mode, the displays can be switched and attached in portrait mode, if you've got an application for which this orientation makes sense. For those that don't find three screens enough, there's a six-display model available (MD230X6), which has three additional monitors mounted on top.

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Each of the displays has three digital inputs - DisplayPort, VGA and DVI. This gives a huge amount of flexibility in the number of devices that you can connect. In testing we had a Windows PC powering all three, but also used the left display for a Linux PC and the right for a Mac. It's here that three displays really come into their own: flicking on the Linux PC, we could still have two screens free for our main display.

It's worth noting a few things about configuration, though. To power three screens at once you'll need two graphics cards or an AMD EyeFinity-capable model. For the latter, one of the outputs must be DisplayPort, although you can convert this to DVI or HDMI using an active converter which costs an extra 70.

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