During CES 2011 Acer and Lenovo have announced some new 3D-capable LCD monitors that are interesting for anyone that considers going for Nvidia’s 3D Vision solution for stereoscopic 3D gaming and 3D multimedia. Acer has announced the 27-inch Acer HN274H 3D monitor and the 24-inch Acer GN245HQ with both of them featuring both Dual-Link DVI support for frame sequential stereo 3D input that the 3D Vision uses as well as HDMI 1.4-capable input for stereo 3D content from consumer electronic devices. Both of these monitors also have built-in 3D Vision emitters, so you will not be required to have an external IR emitter anymore.
The 24-inch GN245HQ you see pictured above is pretty much following the futuristic design set by the first 3D-capable LCD monitor that the company has announced early last year. It offers up to 100 million:1 contrast ratio (dynamic and a rated as way too high to be actual value); Full HD (1920×1080) resolution; 23.6″ LED backlit panel with a 16:9 aspect ratio; a 120Hz refresh rate, essential for creating the 3D effect and a response time of just 2ms.
The bigger 27-inch Acer HN274H 3D monitor is actually the first one to probably hit the market with such big size and support for stereo 3D, especially since Asus has been postponing a lot the actual release of the 27-inch model they’ve been showing for quite some time now. The Acer HN274H 3D monitor apparently uses LED backlight and is with Full HD resolution, although still not a lot about its specifications are being publicly announced. If you are visiting CES you should be able to see it demonstrated at the Nvidia booth there, along with the other new 3D-capable products announced at CES like the other new Acer 3D monitor as well as the one coming from Lenovo. These two new 3D monitors from Acer should be available on the market in the next few months so the wait is almost over, especially for people waiting for a 27-inch model in order to jump into stereo 3D. And also in these new monitors having compatibility for use together with 3D-capable consumer electronics such as game consoles, Blu-ray players, set-top-boxes and others is a big plus, especially if you are not considering to buy a 3D HDTV yet. At CES this week, Acer is also launching the Aspire Z5763, one of the first 3D Vision-enabled all-in-one PCs featuring a 23-inch, full HD (1920 x 1080) 3D Vision display, NVIDIA GeForce GT440 or GeForce GT445M GPUs, a built-in 3D Vision emitter, advanced Dolby surround sound audio, a Blu-ray DVD drive, and optional TV tuner.
Now, regarding Lenovo. They’ve announced the new 23-inch Lenovo L2363d 3D monitor that has a quite interesting design, but apart from the monitor being a 3D Vision compatible one it also has another interesting 3D feature. I’m talking about the decision that Lenovo had for integrating a 3D-capable web camera inside the monitor (dual cameras) that can be used for taking stereo 3D pictures of yourself in front of the monitor or for making stereo 3D video conference calls with other people. And for everyone else there is the Minoru 3D camera available that can be used together with pretty much any monitor. Aside from the new 3D monitor, Lenovo has also announced the Lenovo IdeaCentre K330 3D gaming PC, but that is not as interesting as their new 3D-capable display. Still we’ll have to wait a bit more for more details and the full specifications to surface officially as well as information about pricing and availability for the display and the 3D PC.