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3-D Computer Monitor Cost


How Much Does a 3-D Computer Monitor Cost?

 
average costVision Kit: About $150high cost3-D Monitor: $270-$400+
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  Typical costs:
  • There are about 15 3-D LCD computer monitors now on the market, ranging in cost from $270-$400. The screen sizes come in either a 22" or 23" diagonal. The more popular brands and those who first came to market with a 3-D monitor include Samsung, Acer, Asus and Alienware. Viewsonic and LG also have their own offerings.
  • For example, Samsung's 2233RZ[1] is a 22" LCD 3-D-Ready monitor that costs about $330.
  • Acer's 3-D offering is the 23.6" G Series GD235HZ monitor that costs about $409. Other models include Viewsonic's 22" VX2268wm[2] ($270), the Asus 23" VG236[3] (about $350) and the Alienware OptX AWS2310 23" 3-D monitor ($400).
  • To use these 3-D monitors effectively, an Nvidia 3-D Vision Kit[4] is required to properly outfit a computer to transmit and view 3-D images on a 3-D monitor. The kit costs $150.
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What should be included:
  • The Nvidia 3-D Vision Kit includes one pair of 3-D active shutter glasses, an IR transmitter, a stereo audio cable, a 10' DVI to HDMI cable and a USB cable. Additional specific computer system requirements can be found on Nvidia's own list of required features.
  • Each of these 3-D monitors includes a DVI digital cable, power cable and owner's manual.
Additional costs:
Discounts:
  • There are some bundle packages which include both the 3-D monitor and the Nvidia 3-D Vision Kit together that can provide some additional savings.
  • For example, Nvidia offers a bundle[5] that includes the 3-D kit, Samsung's 2233RZ 3-D monitor and a digital copy of James Cameron's Avatar 3-D game for about $600.
  • Newegg.com's bundle[6] includes the Asus VG236 3-D monitor, the 3-D vision kit and a three-year warranty for $500.
Shopping for a 3-d computer monitor:
  • National retailers such as Walmart[7] offer some of the 3-D monitors mentioned in this article.
  • Online retailers such as Amazon[8] and Newegg.com[9] offer a larger selection of available 3-D computer monitors and some of the additional bundles as well.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.samsung.com/us/computer/monitors/LS22CMFKFV/ZA?
  2.  www.viewsonic.com/us/monitors.html
  3.  event.asus.com/LCD/2010/VG236/
  4.  www.nvidia.com/object/product-geforce-3d-vision2-wireless-glasses-us.html
  5.  store.nvidia.com/store/nvidia/en_US/pd/productID.111286400
  6.  www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236092&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-F...
  7.  www.walmart.com/search/search-ng.do?search_query=3d+monitor&ic=48_0&Find=Find&search_co...
  8.  www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=3d+monito...
  9.  www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=3...
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