£599/$699 | Take your Mac to the third dimension
Samsung’s new range of 3D monitors gives all users the ability to enjoy 3D, whether or not it is supported on their machine, thanks to the innovative 2D to 3D feature. Tapping the 3D button on the screen’s base and selecting this option from the menu will instantly change the screen. The monitor comes with a pair
of active 3D glasses, and when you put these on, your display will be given extra depth. The effect is incredibly impressive; we didn’t expect any 3D features to work on our Mac, but whether we were just browsing through Finder or watching a standard HD version of Tangled, the results were fantastic. The monitor did a great
job of working out what needed to pop out and what needed added depth, and adjusted the screen accordingly.
In terms of picture quality, the SyncMaster gave us mixed feelings. The colour on offer form the display is fantastic with deep blacks and bright colours that really pop out of the screen. Oddly, though, compared to other monitors we found that we noticed pixels a little more when working in OS X. This was disappointing, but ultimately didn’t ruin our otherwise excellent experience.
to adjust the screen’s angle. Apart from that, the build-quality of the monitor is excellent, and thanks to the thin bezel it look and feels much daintier than Apple’s own 27-inch display.