ViewSonic makes second foray into 3D

ViewSonic's new 3D LED monitor.

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LAS VEGAS--Last year, I reviewed two 3D monitors: the Samsung SyncMaster 2233RZ and the ViewSonic FuHzion VX2265wm. While the ViewSonic monitor delivered a 3D experience comparative with the Samsung, its overall worse performance and lack of an onscreen display meant that, pound for pound, it just wasn't worth the investment.

At CES 2010, the company announced it's trying 3D again with the debut of the 23.6-inch V3D241wm-LED monitor. This time, the monitor had a 16:9 aspect ratio with a 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution--up from the 1,680x1,050-pixel resolution of the FuHzion VX2265wm.

The V3D241wm has DVI and VGA inputs, integrated speakers, and an LED backlight, making it the first 3D computer monitor that doesn't use a traditional CCFL backlight.

Once again, you'll have to use some 3D form of glasses like the ones included in last year's Nvidia GeForce 3D Vision kit. ViewSonic also states that while the previous version didn't use an onscreen display, this one does. The V3D241wm-LED will be available in April; however, ViewSonic hasn't released pricing information.