Although we haven't seen any pricing information regarding the new Matrix Orbital MX610 PLED display, we expect it to be in the range of $150-250, as the MX5 series currently runs about $150 USD. The display is quite expensive, but it certainly should satisfy any computer enthusiast's needs. (Revised(3/15/05): We have been informed by Matrix Orbital that the MX610 display will be sold for under $100 USD and you can expect the display in stores in 2-3 weeks.) We did encounter some troubles in the beginning getting the thermal probes, fan controlling, buttons, and LED indicator to function properly, after we had configured some items on the Linux testbed, we had no troubles at all getting anything working with the device. It would be nice to see Matrix Orbital include more Linux documentation and support, as right now they are only supporting LCDC from DPS (Data Product Services) Ltd, which is a Microsoft Windows exclusive application at this time. After everything was configured, we found the Matrix Orbital MX610 to be especially useful when gaming for checking out system load, time, etc... It was also very handy while looking for music to play. Whether you’re a Windows or Linux user, the Matrix Orbital MX610 is a great display from the folks at Matrix Orbital.
· Excellent Performance
· Build Quality
· Temperature monitoring (thermal probes required)
· Fan RPM controller
· LED Bus
· Fast response time
· Small dent in front of display
· No Linux programs included or documentation
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Phoronix Product Rating: 9 / 10