Conclusion: As a 2D display, the HP 2311gt just looks kind of dull. Not irredeemably so, but the fact remains that you can get a better looking monitor for less if you’re not totally sold on the whole 3D thing. Its passive 3D mode goes a long way in improving impressions, but you should be prepared to make extensive use of 3D to make its $270 price tag feel worthwhile.
Pros: DVI, VGA and HDMI inputs, Understated, low-key design, Convincing 3D performance
Cons: Horizontal stripes from polarizing filter, Greenish tint out of the box, Average brightness diminished by 3D glasses, Not many settings to tweak
Summary: The HP 2311gt is a fairly cheap way to get decent 3D on a monitor. It's also capable for general-purpose use, with useful connections and OSD options.
Pros: The HP 2311gt is decently priced, and has good general performance, useful OSD options, and convincing passive 3D.
Cons: There's an undeniable green-tint push that permeates the visuals, requiring deep customization to improve. The lack of ergonomic options is annoying, though not surprising. The price premium for 3D is a bit higher than I'd like.