HP 2311gt is a Cheapo $299 23-inch 3D monitor

The new HP 2311gt is a 23” 3D monitor, but the real eye-opener is the price tag – this is probably one of the cheapest ways to get 3D technology into your home, without sacrificing quality.

The HP 2311gt is LED backlit, like most high-end monitors and televisions. HP is using its in-house Film Patterned Retarder (FPR) technology to reduce flicker and transform 2D images into 3D, with clarity and sharp color.

You can toggle between 2D mode and 3D mode at any time. In 2D mode, the 2311gt is capable of full HD in 1920 x 1080 resolution. In 3D mode, you will need to use HP’s lightweight glasses, which work with the 3D conversion software bundled with the monitor. The monitor comes with two pairs of 3D glasses.

If you aren’t one to watch media on your TV much anymore, or if you don’t have the money to spring for a 3DTV, the HP 2311gt looks like it should be an excellent way to get high-quality 3D into your home without breaking the bank. The 2311gt will retail for $299.