Samsung have released a 3D computer monitor, the 2233RZ. 3D is increasingly being seen by manufacturers of monitors and TVs to be the new home entertainment next big thing, so expect a lot of news in this area in the near future.

This monitor from Samsung automatically converts computer games to stereoscopic 3D. That’s automatically converts when you have the required NVIDIA graphics card, and the NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision glasses, both of which are sold separately. The glasses are an additional $300 or so.

Emmanuele Silanesu, the National Product & Marketing Manager – IT, Samsung Australia says, “There are over 110 games currently available in 3D; as this number increases, the need for hardware technology to keep up becomes increasingly more important. We are continuing to prove our commitment to this category by creating a new and exciting experience that offers consumers something different.”

The 2233RZ delivers a 120Hz signal, and in a nod to the current green(ish) mood, the monitor turns itself off when not in use at a set interval.

Features

  • 1680 by 1050 native resolution
  • 300 cd/m2 Brightness
  • 20,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • 170 degree/160 degree (CR>10) viewing angle
  • GTG 3ms (3D) / 5ms(2D) of response time
  • 120Hz Dual Engine

Price and availability

The monitor has an RRP of $599, and is available from ngram Micro, Altech, Dicker Data and XIT.