Nvidia drops price of 3D computer kit

Posted by Mike Luttrell

Don't go running out to buy Nvidia's Geforce 3D Vision pack because the price just came down, unless you happen to own a specifically equipped 3D computer.

If you do happen to have a top-of-the-line PC made in the last year, though, this is a pretty good deal. Nvidia, which is the only GPU company that offers a stereoscopic 3D computer solution, is now selling its starter kit for $149. It used to be $199.

The kit comes with a pair of stereoscopic 3D glasses and an IR emitter that corresponds to your monitor. In order for it to work, though, you need to have Nvidia's specialized 3D graphics chip, which is starting to become standard in its high-end products.

For those who already paid full price for the 3D kit, but want another pair of glasses, you're in luck too. The glasses have been reduced in price as well, down 25% to $119.

In addition to being able to run Blu-ray 3D movies, 3D computers can play a wide selection of 3D games as well as streaming video. The latter is very limited right now, but some sporting events have been presented in 3D exclusively through online outlets.