Monday, October 18th 2010

ViewSonic Brings 3D Gaming to the Desktop with its 24” AMD-certified LED Monitor

ViewSonic has launched its first 24” 3D-LED monitor, the V3D241wm-LED, giving people the opportunity to watch 3D content in full HD. The monitor has been certified by AMD for use with its Radeon range of graphics cards, ensuring maximum compatibility and ease of use. The monitor includes a set of wired active shutter glasses, allowing users with a compatible computer to get started right out of the box.

Using the included 3D glasses, the V3D241wm-LED can display 3D games and movies without any loss of quality by taking advantage of the monitor’s 120Hz frame rate and ultra-fast 2ms response time. The ultra-responsive LED screen has a brightness level of 300 nits and a contrast ratio of 20,000,000:1, providing a high level of detail and colour reproduction.

“ViewSonic have been a great company to work with, and it is clear that they are dedicated to producing fantastic display technology,” says Darren Grasby, corporate vice president, Sales, EMEA at AMD. “The ViewSonic V3D241wm-LED is an ideal match for AMD Radeon graphics cards, as it will enable one of the most compelling stereo 3D experiences currently available.”

“With the quality of graphics in today’s films and computer games constantly on the rise, users are demanding display technology that can do justice to this content at a reasonable price,” explains James Coulson, European marketing manager, ViewSonic. “The V3D241wm-LED combines ViewSonic’s display pedigree with advanced features like HD and 3D, providing an immersive viewing experience, but able to perform as a quality 2D monitor when required.”

The V3D241wm-LED features two SRS two watt speakers, providing superior audio quality while also allowing users to maximise desktop space. The monitor has also been certified for use with Windows 7, providing true Plug and Play compatibility. In addition, the unit incorporates LED technology with an Eco-mode options, which can reduce power consumption by up to 50 per cent over conventional displays.

Pricing and availability
The V3D241wm-LED is available immediately from all approved resellers for a SRP of £330 including VAT.
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17 Comments on ViewSonic Brings 3D Gaming to the Desktop with its 24” AMD-certified LED Monitor

#1
bear jesus
Nice to see more 24" 120hz monitors, now for 26"+ 120hz at 1920x1200 and 2560x1600 :laugh:

Not that i really want 3d, i just want 120hz monitors for gaming even if at higher res it would be hard for many cards to push the frame rate that high, i have high hopes for the future... or i'm just delusional.
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pantherx12
Why would they bother putting speakers in a monitor like this? Surely most people grabbing these will have their own audio set up too XD

Purty looking screen mind you.
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bear jesus
by: pantherx12
Why would they bother putting speakers in a monitor like this? Surely most people grabbing these will have their own audio set up too XD

Purty looking screen mind you.
I think i need more coffee, i didn't even notice the bit about the speakers. i have to agree pretty much anyone looking for a monitor like this would have their own speaker set up and if they didn't then they should be looking for one and not wanting tiny little 2w (proberley terrible sounding) built in ones.

And your right, it does look very nice.
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human_error
I thought it best to point out that in a cost-saving measure the glasses needed for 3D are WIRED into the monitor. This also means that you can only ever have 1 pair connected to the monitor for 3D and you're limited in how far away you can sit (i guess with a 24" monitor you wouldn't want to sit too far back anyway).
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bear jesus
by: human_error
I thought it best to point out that in a cost-saving measure the glasses needed for 3D are WIRED into the monitor. This also means that you can only ever have 1 pair connected to the monitor for 3D and you're limited in how far away you can sit (i guess with a 24" monitor you wouldn't want to sit too far back anyway).
That kind of sucks, with the choice between this viewsonic monitor for use with amd and the 22" viewsonic VX2268WM and a pair of nvidia glasses and transmitter (£330) i would happly loose the 2" for the lack of wires.
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#6
TheLostSwede
Except the VX2268WM is 1680x1050, not 1920x1080...

But you can get similar 3D Vision approved displays from Asus and Acer (with the Asus one being pretty damn nice) with the 3D Vision glasses for not much more.
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bear jesus
by: TheLostSwede
Except the VX2268WM is 1680x1050, not 1920x1080...

But you can get similar 3D Vision approved displays from Asus and Acer (with the Asus one being pretty damn nice) with the 3D Vision glasses for not much more.
:laugh: that's it, i'm going to get another coffee as im missing everything today.

Really nvidia has much better options as there is many 120hz monitors bundled with the glasses and transmitter pack, really amd needs their own pack like it.
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#8
ariff_tech
i just need ultra thin bezel and display port connector
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pantherx12
by: human_error
I thought it best to point out that in a cost-saving measure the glasses needed for 3D are WIRED into the monitor. This also means that you can only ever have 1 pair connected to the monitor for 3D and you're limited in how far away you can sit (i guess with a 24" monitor you wouldn't want to sit too far back anyway).
Wired doesn't mean wired to the monitor unless I'm missing something, could be usb or what have you.

Just means no battery changes.
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bear jesus
by: pantherx12
Wired doesn't mean wired to the monitor unless I'm missing something, could be usb or what have you.

Just means no battery changes.
Lack of charging is a good thing and oen of the major reasons why i choose wired over wireless but also to me though it means either a thin cable that with enough use will easly damage the internal wires or a thicker one that takes longer to damage but is more of a pain in the ass to have running to your face.

My last pair of headphones, desk standing mic, 2 mice and keyboard were all replaced due to the wire breaking inside right at the point the wire went into them from being flexed so much a couple of those things i rewired but i suck at soldering so they needed to be fied a couple more times before i replaced them. If the glasses are wiered there would have to a pretty easy way to get a replacement for an ok price.
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
So AMD Can now do 3d with their cards?
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#12
bear jesus
by: WarEagleAU
So AMD Can now do 3d with their cards?
well AMD supported 3d before now, but it was through 3rd party monitors and glasses and the main one was from iz3d, but i'm sure it was a polarised screen and passive glasses not active like with nvidia.
I would assume that with the 6xxx cards there will be companys releasing active 3d setups that work well with AMD.
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#13
pantherx12
Heh what can I say, never had that problem with my desktop stuff XD Only my on the go headphones gets bend damage.

You must fidget alot XD
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bear jesus
by: pantherx12
Heh what can I say, never had that problem with my desktop stuff XD Only my on the go headphones gets bend damage.

You must fidget alot XD
:laugh: yea it's an issue only i normally run into, it's because i don't use my mouse or keyboard on my desk and oddly enough neither with my desk standing mic's.
I use my mouse and keyboard on my lap with a very thin sheet of fiber board as a giant (26" by 20") mouse pad and to support for the keyboard and i often place the mic on my numpad while gaming, i know a headset would solve the mic problem but i have always prefered a seperate mic.
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nemesis.ie
by: bear jesus
well AMD supported 3d before now, but it was through 3rd party monitors and glasses and the main one was from iz3d, but i'm sure it was a polarised screen and passive glasses not active like with nvidia.
I would assume that with the 6xxx cards there will be companys releasing active 3d setups that work well with AMD.
IMO, passive polarised 3D FTW. No messing with powered glasses, lighter glasses and you can buy them more cheaply.

Of course no glasses will be the best solution as you will not have the dimming effect.
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bear jesus
by: nemesis.ie
IMO, passive polarised 3D FTW. No messing with powered glasses, lighter glasses and you can buy them more cheaply.

Of course no glasses will be the best solution as you will not have the dimming effect.
So far i'm yet to try either passive polarised or active shutter 3d, the last 3d movie i saw used the 2 different coloured lenses :laugh: i assume either beats the old style glasses?
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John Peterson
by: btarunr

The V3D241wm-LED is available immediately from all approved resellers for a SRP of £330 including VAT.
Where? I haven't seen any sign that anyone has gotten a copy of this monitor yet. Did it get stuck on the runway so to speak?
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