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Thursday, February 04, 2010

The First S3DHD Monitor Hits The Shelves: Acer's 120Hz 23.6" GD235HZ

Jim here. We first spoke about the new Acer entry into the 120Hz widescreen monitor race back in October and now they have delivered. The Acer GD235HZ 120Hz LCD 23.6" S3D display is available right now and is the first full S3DHD monitor out there and is also slightly larger than the others that are available right now from Samsung and Viewsonic). Retail price is $399.99. Resolution is 1920x1080 with a 16:9 aspect ratio. Response time? 2 milliseconds.

Recommended with the monitor is the nVidia GeForce 3D Vision Kit to complete your stereoscopic 3D experience (unless you need to upgrade your video card).

From their press release: The new Acer 3D display becomes available at an opportune time. In its recently released 3D Display Technology and Market Forecast Report, DisplaySearch forecasts that the total stereoscopic 3D display market will grow from 0.7 million units and $902 million in revenues in 2008 to 196 million units and $22 billion in revenues in 2018, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 38 percent for revenues and 75 percent for units.

The Acer GD235HZ 23.6-inch display provides a revolutionary new 3D viewing experience when combined with the NVIDIA 3D Vision technology, adding depth to the image displayed on the flat surface of the monitor. NVIDIA 3D Vision is a combination of high-tech wireless active-shutter glasses, a wireless USB transmitter, and advanced software that can transform hundreds of PC games into an exceptional 3D experience. The Acer display with NVIDIA 3D Vision can deliver 3D images from any PC content, including 3D games, 3D photographs, 3D videos, and upcoming Blu-ray 3D movies. The glasses are lightweight, can be worn over regular eyeglasses, and can provide up to 40 hours of 3D entertainment on a single charge. For more information on NVIDIA 3D Vision technology, please visit www.nvidia.com/3DVision.

Full Specs:

  • 23.6-inch Widescreen
  • 1920x1080 Maximum Resolution
  • 0.2715mm Pixel Pitch
  • 120Hz (Maximum) Refresh Rate
  • 2ms Response Time (G to G)
  • 80,000:1 Max (ACM) / 1000:1 (Native) Contrast Ratio
  • 300cd/m2 Brightness
  • 170° (H)/160° (V) Viewing Angles
  • 16.7 Million Colors
  • 6Bit + HiFRC
  • 1x HDMI (w/HDMI), 1x DVI, 1x VGA Inputs
  • Vesa 100mm Wall Mount
  • Internal Power Supply
Hey, this display sounds great! I will have to check this out in person soon. As these displays start getting bigger and with better resolution, our S3DHD immersion will really take off!

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