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Zalman is Refreshing its 3D-capable Monitors with New Full HD Models

May 20th, 2010 · 9 Comments · Other S3D Tech

Zalman is now offering two new Full HD 3D passive polarized monitors in its like of Trimon products. The older 19-inch model ZM-M190 is now discontinued and the bigger one ZM-M220W will probably follow soon. These first two models were using a special version of Nvidia’s stereoscopic drivers, but for its two new models Zalman is not going to use the Nvidia drivers anymore. Instead the new Zalman ZM-M215W and ZM-M240W will come bundled with the iZ3D Driver, but they can also work with DDD’s TriDef software and probably with just about any other software that can output in row-interleaved 3D format. Below you can find the specifications for the two new passive polarized displays from Zalman, and they are passive polarized ones and not using 120Hz LCD panels, as I’ve already seen some people mistakenly claiming they are 120Hz ones.



Zalman ZM-M215W Specifications

Display Size: 21.5 inch (55 cm)
Screen Ratio: 16:9 wide
Max Resolution: 1920×1080, Full HD
Response Time: 5ms
View Angle (2D): 170°(Horizontal) / 160°(Vertical)
View Angle (3D): 90°(Horizontal) / 10 ~ 12°(Vertical)
Video Ports: D-Sub, DVI
Power Consumption: ≤ 40W in Use, ≤ 1W in Standby
Dimensions: 531x382x200mm (W x H x D)
Weight: 4Kg



Zalman ZM-M240W Specifications

Display Size: 24 inch (60 cm)
Screen Ratio: 16:9 wide
Max Resolution: 1920×1080, Full HD
Response Time: 5ms
View Angle (2D): 170°(Horizontal) / 160°(Vertical)
View Angle (3D): 90°(Horizontal) / 10 ~ 12°(Vertical)
Video Ports: D-Sub, DVI
Power Consumption: ≤ 50W in Use, ≤ 1W in Standby
Dimensions: 572x415x190mm (W x H x D)
Weight: 8Kg

For more information about all of Zalman Trimon 3D-capable monitors…

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 CrystalCowboy // May 20, 2010 at 16:16

    Would these work with the nVidia drivers under Linux?

  • 2 vesper8 // May 20, 2010 at 19:07

    Would these allow you to benefit from the same high compatibility of s3d gaming as those who purchase 120hz monitors?

  • 3 Nicola // May 20, 2010 at 23:19

    Resolution 1920×1080 is the one of the monitor not the one of the displayed 3D images (which is half)…right?

  • 4 Bloody // May 20, 2010 at 23:31

    The new monitors as well as the old models should work with any driver and software that can output in row-interleaved 3D format. It is hard to compare compatibility levels between 3D Vision and iZ3D, because some times one has advantages and with other games the other. But if talking about DX10/DX11 support and general game compatibility level Nvidia still has some advantages over the alternative solutions.

    The two displays are with native Full HD resolution (1920×1080), but when used in 3D mode you actually get the half of the vertical resolution, so it is 540 instead of 1080. This is a limitation of the passive polarization with a single LCD panel and only iZ3D have a display with passive polarization that offers Full HD even in 3D, all others (not just Zalman) are half vertical resolution in 3D mode.

  • 5 mr. hu // May 22, 2010 at 14:00

    Oh man , just go for 720p projectors and polarize it.

  • 6 jcredible // May 25, 2010 at 04:34

    I bought the the older 220 display probably about 3 or 4 months ago. Love it. The reason I picked that solution was because of the price. In addition to the compatibility with multiple 3d offerings.

    It’ll be interesting to see how expensive these new ones are.

  • 7 jcredible // May 25, 2010 at 04:35

    Oh yeah, it also works with the RealD glasses (not 100% perfect but close enough) so it’s really easy to get a ton of people watching one 3d display!

  • 8 kakarot // Nov 27, 2010 at 13:52

    it is better than the other of 3d monitor For Pc ??

  • 9 lion333 // Jan 31, 2012 at 17:45

    I have the ZM-M240W. I got problems with the iz3D and the tridef drivers. Just before I did send it back, I realized that this statement:
    “…but for its two new models Zalman is not going to use the Nvidia drivers anymore” is not true. I could easily activate 3d of the gForce driver (“no special version”!!). It gives me a better picture and is much faster than iz3D/tridef. And you don´t need to go through that ridiculous activation marathon of the iz3d.

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