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MSI is Now Shipping Multi-touch and Stereo 3D-capable All-in-One PC

September 20th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Other S3D Tech

The new MSI Wind Top 2420 3D is apparently the first All-in-One PC that offers stereo 3D support and that also has a Multi-touch capable touchscreen integrated. The PC is equipped with 24-inch Full HD 1080p 3D-capable 120Hz LED backlit LCD panel, and has an integrated Intel Core i7 CPU and whatis interesting the ATI-based Radeon HD 5730 DirectX 11-capable discrete graphics card. We got a hint about that model a while ago thanks to iZ3D who listed some information about it on their website, so this means the AIO PC will be actually the first to offer stereoscopic 3D capabilities with shutter glasses and using ATI-based GPU thanks to the iZ3D driver. There are still some details unknown, but since the AE2420 3D-046US 3D-capable PC is already available for same from today in North America, we are probably not going to have to wait too much before someone gets it for a review or buys it and shares more information on the stereoscopic 3D implementation and capabilities it offers.

MSI AE2420 3D-046US PC Specifications

Display – 23.6″ Multi-Touch Widescreen (16:9), 120Hz LED back-light panel, 1920×1080
Graphics Card – ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730 Discrete Graphic, 1GB VRAM
3D Glasses – One pair of Active Shutter Glasses
Processor – Intel Core i7-860 (2.8GHz)
Chipset – Intel H55 Express Chipset
Memory – 4GB DDR3 800MHz on board
HDD – 1TB SATA Hard Disk Drive
Optical Drive – Blu-Ray / DVD Burner Combo
Network – 802.11b/g/n Wireless, 10/100/1000 Gigabit LAN
Operating System – Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Speakers – Built-in 2×5W, Hi-Fi 7.1 channel with THX TRUSTUDIO PRO
Multimedia – 1.3MP Webcam with Microphone, 6-in-1 Card Reader (support SD/MMC/MS/XD), 2x USB 3.0 ports, 4x USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, Wireless multimedia keyboard and mouse
Power Supply – 180W Power Supply
Dimensions – 21.81″ x 15.89″ x 2.42″

Amazon already has the MSI AE2420 3D-046US AIO PC listed with a price of $1,799.99 USD. The configuration seems quite Ok for multimedia use like movies and photos in 3D and a little gaming in stereo 3D mode, but the Radeon HD 5730 graphics card is not the best choice for primary gaming solution even when not in stereo 3D mode, let alone for playing comfortably games in S3D mode with high-details and with Full HD resolution.

More about the MSI AE2420 3D-046US 23.6-Inch All-In-One Multi Touch Screen PC…

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iZ3D Will Stop Producing 3D Hardware and Focus on the 3D Software

August 31st, 2010 · 6 Comments · General 3D News


It seems that iZ3D has decided to phase out of their 3D hardware business and this means that they are going to cease selling iZ3D monitors and instead from now on will focus on the development of their 3D driver that will work with hardware from other vendors. Of course all owners of iZ3D displays do not need to worry as the support for the monitors will still continue to be available in the drivers in the future too. More details about that are available on iZ3D’s official blog post published today that is available here.

Meanwhile the company has made available a second release candidate (RC2) of their 3D driver version 1.11 with some fixes and improvements like for example the new ColorCode anaglyph output support and improved performance on Nvidia-based GPUs. The new iZ3D version 1.11 RC2 driver is available for download here.

As we know iZ3D is one of the software partners for the upcoming stereoscopic 3D support with shutter glasses produced by BitCauldron and compatible with ATI GPUs and working with 120Hz LCD monitors currently a territory reserved only for Nvidia’s 3D Vision. And while there is still no official word on when the complete solution will be available from ATI or actually AMD and their partners, we are already seeing some hints coming from iZ3D. Like for example the dedicated page with details about MSI All-in-One 3D PC that uses ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730 video card and the apparently new and still kind of mysterious 120Hz Viewsonic 3D LCD Display that should work with both AMD (ATI) and Nvidia-based GPUs.

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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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