Package and Contents
The box that we received was not the full retail box. This one was certainly meant more for the press than what a real consumer would see. As such, we will not dwell on the outside but will dive straight into what was inside the box. We will note that the contents were packaged up very well and certainly would have handled rough shipping well.
Inside the box was not much more than a quick start guide and the actual ConvergeAV. This means that all of the $300 you spend is inside the device.
The ConvergeAV is a rather blocky item. It is shaped like a... well.... like a deformed half circle that tapers out at the edges.
The front has three DVI- D Single Link connectors. There is a green LED next to each one to indicate they are active (there is a fourth one to indicate the device has power).
The ConvergeAV is an active splitter. That means that it provides power to the connection in order to ensure there is no (or minimal) signal loss. This power is provided via a USB 2.0 connection.
The bottom of the device shows us the model number (SP123DP2DVI) and a few regulatory logos. We also see that it is well ventilated. We hope this is not an indication that it needs this type of cooling to keep stable.
Overall the design is clean and well laid out. The specs even look fairly decent, although they are still under what a typical AMD Eyefinity or even NVIDIA multi monitor setup can achieve (3840 x 1024+ for three monitors). In fact, the resolution limit for three monitors is listed as less than what is possible for two on Eyefinity/3D Vision at 3840x1200.
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