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3D monitors for everyone
ZALMAN has made a name amongst the modding community and overclockers through its quiet cooling and ventilation solutions. Now the company has set its sights on the gamer market, producing high-quality monitors and pulling out all the stops with glare optics and 3D display.
ZALMAN wants to introduce three LCD monitors to the German market at the end of May/start of June. The range includes a 19-inch, a 29-inch widescreen and a 22-inch monitor, all equipped with ZALMAN’s 3D technology. Two screens ("shutters") necessary for spatial perception are included in each monitor.
All current 3D games, including practically all shooting games but also RPGs such as World of Warcraft (WoW), can be played in 3D on the ZALMAN LCDs at the touch of a button, without the need for additional software. Only an nVidia card is needed, since only this card uses the necessary drivers. The three-dimensional optics in WoW are a pleasure to behold. The panel can be manually adjusted to suit the eyes of the viewer.
Coming soon: ZALMAN 3D monitors. In 3D mode, the screens delivered with the monitor are needed to enjoy current games in 3D.
The additional graphics card performance needed in 3D mode is 10-15 percent. Since the 3D view is meant more for visual enjoyment and contributes less to improving co-ordination (e.g. in shooting games), 3D can be deactivated by simply touching a button. Then, the ZALMAN monitors function as normal 2D monitors with glare panels and thanks to their response times of 5 ms, they would be welcome guests at any LAN party.
The additional cost for the new dimension is "just" 50 percent, according to ZALMAN; the 19-inch ZM-M190 will be available for around €400.00. Like the 19" Widescreen M190W and the 22-inch M220W, the M190 features a TN panel, giving it a contrast ratio of 1,000:1.
As well as 3D more, all three monitors are equipped with D-Sub and DVI inputs and also feature integrated speakers. Sales in Germany will be conducted via WAVE-Computer.
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