mac software available on samsung.com breaks mavericks
A. Hess, Amazon
14 December 2013
Summary: this monitor works fine as just a monitor on macs. however, if you want all the other features which require software/drivers, don't do it! the mac software for this that samsung eventually put on their site doesn't play nice with mavericks. when i upgraded to mavericks suddenly my computer thought it had 4 built in displays and the main screen was not the main display. my cursor was lost in phantom displays. it was very tricky to deal with.
Summary: Overall, the Samsung Central Station has performed very well. My only disappointment was that no manuals were included in the packaging. I assume that the cause may be related to the product being a reconditioned unit. If I didn't use the Geek Squad to set the unit up, I would have been forced to return the product, due to the lack of documentation.
Gorgeous monitor, but be aware that it won't work on Mac or even a Win virtual machine on Mac [SEE EDITS BELOW]
J. Pearson, Amazon
11 March 2012
Summary: This is a gorgeous monitor. It's big enough that you can work on two documents side-by-side, or keep your email/calendar etc. on one side and work on the other all day. Colors are vibrant and resolution is beautiful. I have a Mac, which isn't compatible with the utilities software, but it works on my Mac flawlessly when hooked up with an HDMI cable. The utilities software is supposed to allow you to use the monitor as a wireless docking station.
Wireless USB drivers disabled my nVidia chipset (Code 43)
D. Chung, Amazon
9 September 2011
Summary: Now to be fair, the recent Win7 updates and nVidia drivers seems to be give people a lot of problems, however, if you installed the wireless USB drivers from this monitor, then it will 100% disable your 3D nVidia hardare. I started to notice this when I was trying to play some games with my Alienware m11x R2 after the driver install. It took me a while to get the drivers off my system and my GT335 chipset re-enabled.
Summary: As a monitor it's fine. And as a powered USB hub it's fine. However it doesn't meet its billing as a single connection docking station; my (brand new, high spec) ultrabook PC doesn't drive the screen's resolution via USB correctly (despite Samsung's promises of total automation here) so I have to use a HDMI cable as well; and of course, my PC needs power. And, for a separate reason totally unconnected with the monitor itself, I also use external speakers.