Asus has a strange history in regards to showing some 3D monitors at events such as CES or CeBit and these monitors never actually appearing on the market. They are trying to be first, but only in showing a prototype on a big event and then releasing a different product on a market at a later time. This already has happened with the Asus VG242H that never came to the market, but instead Asus VG236H was released at a later time. Then Asus was the first company to show a 27-inch 3D monitor that months later again has never appeared on the market and now at CeBit 2011 Asus is showing a new 27″ model, the Asus VG278H that we are probably soon going to have on the market… hopefully as early as April.
Asus VG278H 3D Monitor Specifications:
Display size: 27″, 16:9 Widescreen, LED backlight
Panel Technology: TN (Twisted Nematic)
Resolution: 1920×1080 @ 120Hz
Contrast ratio: 1000:1 / 50,000,000:1 (Dynamic)
Brightness: 400 cd/m2
Response Time: 2ms (gray-to-gray)
Internal speakers: 3W x2 Stereo
Connections: HDMI, DVI-D (Dual-Link), D-Sub, HDMI 1.4, Earphone Jack
The 27-inch Asus VG278H 3D monitor follows the general design of the smaller VG236H monitor the company released last year, but there are some differences as well. The new 27-inch model apparently will be using a LED backlight, will have a built-in 3D Vision IR emitter and also have support for stereo 3D over the HDMI 1.4 interface. I expect that it will be pretty similar in terms of performance to what the 27-inch Acer 3D monitor that I’ve already reviewed, but we’ll have to wait a bit more to see.