Stereoscopic 3D monitors are getting more popular now days. The latest entry into the rapidly growing line of 3d monitors is the Zalman ZM-M240W. It’s a 24” stereoscopic 3D monitor in LCD. It’s a good size, that’s not too big to be used as a desktop and not too small for 3d movies or games. The monitor comes at a native resolution of 1920 x 1080, supporting full HD movie viewing. When you buy the monitor, you’ll get two pairs of polarizing 3d glasses, one of them being clip-ons. It has a good 5ms response time, so you can expect a good gaming experience as well as crystal clear movies.
The monitor has both D-SUB and DVI inputs, and also has an audio connector for speakers. You will need a PC with a 3D capable graphics card, like the nVidia 3D vision kit , have third party 3d drivers installed or something similar to be able to play 3D games.
The M240W uses a polarizing filter with polarized glasses to deliver 3d content. The advantage of polarized 3d over active shutter is that the glasses you wear would be lighter, and you don’t need any power to them. Active shutter is, however, the industry preferred standard.
Polarizing 3d does, however have it’s advantages. For one, you won’t have the problem of flickering or ghosting. It is also a much more economical alternative to active shutter glasses.
Using the Zalmain ZM-M240W as a 2D monitor is just as good. It’s got a standard refresh rate of 60Hz, and a pretty good response time. Colour reproduction is nice, with some vibrant brights and some very black blacks.
Overall, the ZM-M240W works really well as a 2D or a 3D monitor. If you’re in the market for a 3D monitor, you should consider this as a pretty solid competitor. It retails at just under $500. If you own one, or are planning on buying one, we’d love to hear your experiences in the comments below.
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