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Lenovo L2363dwA is a New 3D Vision Ready 3D LCD Monitor

December 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision

Looking through Nvidia’s page with system requirements for 3D Vision I happened to notice that there is a new compatible 3D LCD monitor listed there, this time it is from Lenovo and their model L2363dwA. Unfortunately I could not find any bit of information regarding this new 3D Vision-ready monitor, but judging from the model name I can safely assume that it will be a 23.6″ model with Full HD resolution. We’ll probably have to wait a bit more before we get more official information about the product from Lenovo, so meanwhile I’m going to also point your attention to some other new 3D LCD monitors that are compatible…

Hannspree HS233 is another monitor that should soon be available on the market, but for which we don’t have a lot of information yet. At least I could find a photo of the monitor on which it looks quite a lot like the Acer’s 3D gaming monitor. There are two more 3D monitors in that list that are not getting a lot of attention and these are I-O Data 3D231XBR and NEC F23W2A which seem to be available only on the Japanese market so far and may not become available in the rest of the world. The last two models that are worth mentioning among the new additions a 3D Vision compatible monitors are BenQ XL2410T and Planar SA2311W, with both of them starting to appear on some markets. And mentioning Acer, we are expecting some new 3D models from them in early 2011 and maybe Asus can also finally release their 27-inch model that was expected to be available long time ago.

And last, but not least the first 3D LCD monitor that is compatible with AMD’s HD3D Technology, namely the Viewsonic V3D241wm-LED is still very hard to find, although I’ve noticed that it is listed in some European and Asian online stores. But I’m still unable to get my hands on this one to see how well it will compare to number of monitors already available for 3D Vision users, so the wait for that one continues. Meanwhile if somebody was able to get the Viewsonic V3D241wm-LED monitor, then feel free to share your experience with it…

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Brief First Impressions from BenQ XL2410T 3D LCD Monitor

December 23rd, 2010 · 9 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision

I was finally able to take a quick look at BenQ’s XL2410T 3D monitor yesterday and although I wasn’t able to properly test it as I wasn’t prepared well enough for that, I still was able to try a few things and get a general idea. Have in mind that here I’m talking about an early sample of the monitor, not a production one that you may already find in retail stores in some European countries for example. I’m noting the fact that I’m talking about an early sample, as the final products might be better than what I’ve seen, so do not get a final judgment yet based on what I’m about to tell you for the monitor.

First of all I really liked the very flexible stand that allows you to move the display and set it almost in any position you need it to with ease, and although that certainly adds to the price, it is something that you would want. The monitor certainly looks nicer live than on the photos that were circling the net, it offers high brightness, sharp image without over-sharpening, control for the overdrive function (called AMA) although not when in 3D mode (not that you’d need to disable it then anyway). Of course some ghosting is present as expected, but what kind of surprised me was the backlight bleeding I’ve noticed when switching to 3D mode (there was none present when in 2D mode). One of the things that the presence of LED backlight here, as compared to the traditional CCFL should’ve been the more even backlight and of course the lack of backlight bleeding. But as I said the backlight bleeding issue might as well be due to the fact that this was an early sample and not a final production monitor that I saw, so if you’ve got the BenQ XL2410T already, then feel free to share your experience with backlight bleeding in 2D and 3D mode…

Visit the official Benq XL2410T product page for more details…

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BenQ Also With a 120Hz 3D-capable LED Gaming Monitor, the XL2410T

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

BenQ just announced their first 120Hz 3D-capable LCD gaming monitor that uses LED backlight and is compatible with Nvidia’s 3D Vision active shutter glasses for use in stereoscopic 3D mode. The 23.6-inch monitor is with a Full HD resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio and 2ms GTG (Grey-to-Grey) response time, meaning that OverDrive technology is being used to achieve the faster pixel response as with all other 3D-capable monitors (TN panel again of course). BenQ is also claiming a Dynamic Contrast Ratio of 10,000,000:1 which is pretty extreme although being announced as dynamic, unfortunately they do not yet disclose the true contrast ratio, which is something that I suppose you are more interested in. I guess that we are going to have to wait a bit more before the full specifications of the display become available, but if you were waiting for the LED backlit solution from ViewSonic that is already getting some delays, then you might consider the model provided by BenQ that is expected to be available beginning of October in Europe, and worldwide thereafter.

BenQ XL2410T Monistor Specifications

Display size: 60 cm (23.6″) Wide, 16:9 Full HD, LED backlight
Resolution: 1920×1080 @ 120Hz
Panel Technology: TN (Twisted Nematic)
Response time: 2 ms (GtG)
Brightness: 300 cd/m2
Contrast ratio: 10 million to 1 (Dynamic)
Colors: 16.7M (6 bit + HiFRC)
Pixel pitch: 0.272 mm
Viewing angle CR 10:1: 170°/160°
Connections: Analog (D-sub), Digital (DVI-D DL), HDMI 1.3, Internal Power Supply
Power consumption: 22W in Eco mode, less than 0.5W in standby

The monitor also features Picture by Picture (PBP) mode, a feature that enables users to show two programs side-by-side on the screen. It offers D-sub, Dual-Link DVI-D and HDMI 1.3 ports, although for use in 120Hz and stereo 3D mode you’ll have to stick to the Dual-Link DVI-D interface.

It is interesting to note that BenQ has partnered with ZOWIE, a professional gaming gear manufacturer and more specifically with ZOWIE’s gamer teams join in during the product development and testing stages. With their assistance, the BenQ XL2410T apparently has been designed to offer the best experience for gamers, especially the FPS (First Person Shooter) game players like for example the ones keen on titles like the widely popular Counter Strike that want to have no input lag and great performance.

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