ViewSonic V3D231 3D-Ready 23-inch LCD Monitor Review

It seems like all year we have been hearing about 3D technology, from displays to movies and even games.  3D technology, while cool does not really have that huge wow factor for me.  With that said I am very excited to check out the first 3D display here at ThinkComputers the V3D231 23-inch LCD from ViewSonic.  This display is compatible with all of your 3D devices, has a very fast 2ms response time for gaming and has a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080.  Read on and see if this monitor is perfect for your 3D setup.

Special thanks for ViewSonic for providing us with the V3D231 3D-Ready 23-inch LCD Monitor to review.



Type 23″ LED panel
Optimum Resolution 1920×1080 Full HD
Contrast Ratio 20M:1 DCR
Viewing Angles 170º horizontal, 160º vertical
Response Time 2ms (GTG)
Brightness 250 cd/m2 (typ)


Analog RGB analog (75 ohms, 0.7/1.0 Vp-p)
Digital DVI-D/HDMI (TMDS, 100 ohms)
Sync Separate Sync/Composite Sync/SOG


PC VGA up to 1920×1080 non-interlaced
Mac® Up to 1920×1080


Analog D-Sub
Digital DVI/HDMI 1.4/ 3D spec
Audio 3.5mm jack (blue/green)


Speakers 2W x 2 (SRS Premium Sound®)


Voltage AC 100–240V; 50/60Hz
Consumption 36W
Eco Mode 26W
Save Mode (W) <1W


Physical With Stand 21.6 x 15.3 x 7.5 (in) / 548 x 388 x 190 (mm)
Physical Without Stand 21.6 x 13.4 x 1.5 (in) / 548 x 340 x 38 (mm)
Packaging 23.8 x 16.5 x 4.4 (in) / 604 x 419 x 113 (mm)


Net With Stand 7.9 lbs. (3.58 kg)
Net Without Stand 6.7 lbs. (3.33 kg)


V3D231, power cable, audio cable, VGA cable, DVI cable, 3D glasses, clip on polarized lenses, Quick Start Guide, ViewSonic Wizard CD-ROM, TriDef 3D software


Three-year limited warranty on parts, labor and backlight.

3D Requirements

VGA or DVI Operatating System: Windows® XP (SP3) (32 bit only), Windows® (TriDef Software) Vista (32 bit only) or Windows® 7 (32 or 64 bit) CPU: Intel® Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core CPU or better Memory: 1GB RAM GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600 GT or ATI X1650 XT HDMI 3D Supports: HDMI compatible PC, 3D Blu-ray player or PS3 (Source device must support HDMI 1.4a 3D)

3D Glasses

Type: Polarized Battery: None

To give you a great idea of how the V3D231 comes and what all is included check out our unboxing and overview video below.

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