Viewsonic has officially launched its first 24in 3D monitor, but it's made some budget-trimming choices to keep the cost as low as possible.
The V3D241wm-LED runs at 1920 x 1080 and offers a claimed 20,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio thanks to the low-power LED backlight technology, along with 300 nits of brightness.
A 2ms response time is down there with the best of them, if not quite at the level of the company's 1ms 2D display announced earlier this year
, and a 120Hz refresh rate means that users should experience a minimum of flicker when using the display in 3D mode. A pair of 2W SRS speakers are built in to the unit, but if you're opting for a 3D monitor you've probably got a decent surround sound system already.
Interestingly, ViewSonic has taken the route of getting the display certified by AMD as suitable for use with its Radeon HD graphics cards. Speaking regarding the partnership, AMD's corporate vice president Darren Grasby stated that 'ViewSonic has been a great company to work with, and it is clear that it is dedicated to producing fantastic display technology.'
Sadly, that dedication doesn't extend to shelling out on the 3D glasses. While the V3D241wm-LED includes a pair of active shutter glasses to enable the three-dimensional mode when paired with a compatible graphics card, the company has cut a few corners and opted for a wired set, tethering the user to the monitor.
The ViewSonic V3D241wm-LED should be appearing on your favourite resellers' websites any day now, with a recommended retail price of £330.
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