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Planar Launches Affordable 3D-Ready Monitor

Monitor manufacturer Planar today introduces its new SA2311W 23-inch 3D-ready display for gaming and professional purposes. A 1920x1080 resolution panel delivers 2ms response times and a 120 Hz refresh rate, but Planar doesn’t mention the display technology, however, the quick response time suggests a TN-panel, much like other 3D-ready desktop displays.

NVIDIA graphics hardware and 3D Vision or 3D Vision Pro active shutter glasses and wireless transmitter are required to enable 3D on the Planar SA2311W. ATI users will have to look elsewhere as the Planar does not support AMD’s HD3D technology nor does AMD support the NVIDIA 3D Vision and 3D Vision Pro glasses.

“The new SA2311W 3D ready monitor will reach a wider audience with its ability to provide stereoscopic viewing for both the consumer and professional markets,” said Doug Barnes, vice president of Planar Systems. “While our StereoMirror technology is regarded as having the best stereo image quality and viewing comfort available, our new SA2311W monitor is an exceptional value for customers that use stereo regularly, but not full time. With multiple stereoscopic display products and accessories, Planar has used its expertise of 3D technology to provide solutions that meet the demanding requirements of our customers. “

Expect the Planar SA2311W 3D-ready display to be available in next month at an MSRP of $449 or bundled with an NVIDIA 3D Vision kit for $640 at a savings of $10.