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Zalman TRIMON 22" 3D Monitor - Exclusive

Zalman has joined the LCD market with an interesting approach. We take an exclusive look at their '3D' capable ZM-M220W.
By: John Freeman | Monitors in Displays & Projectors | Posted: Apr 16, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Zalman


Introduction to 3D


The existence of the 3D concept has been around since people could express themselves artistically; for example, through painting or sculptures. When the first such expression began, I certainly could not tell you. However, I can tell you that 3D has evolved to the point where it is now commercially available for the average user for under $1000 USD. Admittedly that's a lot more than most would want to pay for it, but it is a positive step in the right direction.


The benefits of such a monitor are several fold in which the medical, research, entertainment, education and design industries are targeted. No doubt seeing an object in 3D is much more thrilling than seeing it in 2D. I can think of countless examples, but I think you get the picture.


We were lucky enough to test the monitor with the ultimate system, as well as with a relatively lowly system. It must also be noted that the TRIMON works in 3D not only on a Vista PC, but also on my XP system for films, though definitely less well for games. In all cases I had to have NVIDIA graphic cards with the correct driver setup. To get the full benefits I would recommend that it needs to be a relatively powerful system to start with.


But first, let's look at Zalman and how they have gotten to this point.


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