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AOC 23 Inches 3D Passive Monitor

AOC's new 23" 3D stereoscopic LED-backlit LCD monitor offers Full-HD (1920x1080) resolution, 20,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and 5ms response time. It offers passive-3D and comes bundled with a pair of passive polarized 3D glasses and 3D clip-on lenses. It also includes built-in speakers.

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Pros and Cons of passive monitors

The AOC e2352Phz monitor has a polarised panel that works in conjunction with the bundled TriDef Windows-only software to enable 3D graphics from a PC. There's support for 3D photos, video and gaming but 3D Blu-ray is not supported.

Unlike nVidia's rival 3D Vision system, TriDef uses cheaper passive Polaroid glasses rather than expensive shutter-based ones requiring rechargeable batteries, but using a polarised display has the disadvantage of effectively halving the screen's resolution while in 3D mode. This is because half of the screen's available pixels must be sent to each eye simultaneously. In the AOC e2352Phz's particular set-up, left-eye and right-eye images are interleaved as alternate rows of pixels.

Where to buy

The E2352PHZ is now shipping for $288 (official price) and is available for 159.74£ on Amazon UK, and for 232.5€ at PriceMinister in Europe.