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New 3D Vision Compatible 3D Monitors from Acer and Lenovo at CES

January 6th, 2011 · 12 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision

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.


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12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Chris // Jan 6, 2011 at 21:03

    Hope you get to test the acers, would be interesting to see how the 27 performs

  • 2 gadget78 // Jan 7, 2011 at 02:23

    yes definatly would like to see the review on the Acer HN274H 3D am SOOO looking forward to buying one !!! cannot be soon enough as held of buying a samsung3D monitor when i saw these ….

  • 3 heiskellsd // Jan 7, 2011 at 03:33

    I am trying to adjust the acer G245 so that I can play xbox in 3d does anyone know a way around that it would help me out so much?

  • 4 Adonis // Jan 7, 2011 at 05:44

    Xpand Universal X103 3D Glasses

    Do you know if these glasses will work with the 3D Vision emitters?

  • 5 Selim Basak // Jan 7, 2011 at 11:25

    Bloody, do you know if we buy Acer HN274H 3D and connect a PS3 to it, which glasses will work with it?

  • 6 Bren // Jan 7, 2011 at 12:01

    I am the same Selim, I am hovering over the buy button here :)
    if i can get one monitor that will support ps3 and pc 3d, i will be happy

  • 7 Bloody // Jan 7, 2011 at 12:45

    No, Xpand’s glasses are not compatible with 3D Vision… they are originally universal for 3D HDTVs.

    The new Acer monitors should be using the same glasses for both 3D Vision and HDMI 1.4 stereo 3D input, meaning that they should both work with the 3D Vision shutter glasses.

    And the Xbox 360 is not compatible with these monitors as it does not output HDMI 1.4 frame packaged 3D content, it usually uses Side by Side mode (depending on the specific game supporting S3D) and these monitors do not support that, you’d still need a 3D HDTV for that.

  • 8 Adonis // Jan 7, 2011 at 17:01

    Thanks Bloody. Look what I found:
    “Regarding your question, please note that, unfortunately x103’s are not compatible with the nVidia 3D-vision emitter at the moment. We believe that current executions of 3D Vision are very dark because of CCFL based 3D monitors, and if we support with the universal glasses, users might blame our glasses for being dark (although they will not be darker than Nvidia’s glasses). That’s why we decided to support them starting when they will come up with newer LED backlit 3D monitors.”
    I hope it’s true. Here’s the source:

    http://today3d-forum.916664.n3.nabble.com/X103-and-nVidia-3D-vision-IR-emitter-td1575600.html

  • 9 Bloody // Jan 7, 2011 at 17:17

    That seems like a very stupid excuse to me, it doesn’t matter what your monitor backlight is, if it can push 300 cd/m2 does it matter if it is CCLF or LED. If Nvidia’s glasses let only 1/10 of the light and the Xpand let 1/2, then this is an easily noticeable difference with bare eyes. But if these glasses from Xpand seem to be as dark as what yo see through Nvidia’s 3D Vision, then they are blocking pretty much the same amount of light (up to 1-2 times more or less is hardly distinguishable with bare eyes).

  • 10 jpnn80 // Jan 7, 2011 at 18:20

    Which xbox 360 games run in stereo 3d, as I’ve never heard any being released specifically with support of shutter glasses ?

  • 11 Bloody // Jan 7, 2011 at 18:48

    jpnn80, just a few that have native stereo 3D support built in their engines, such as Avatar or Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao.

  • 12 Hast // Jan 20, 2011 at 21:52

    When will we see these monitors in stores?

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