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Acer Aspire GD235HZ will be Another 3D Vision-capable Monitor?

December 9th, 2009 · 2 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision

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I’ve recently mentioned that Acer is going to release its first 120Hz gaming LCD display very soon – the Acer Aspire GD245HQ, which will be a 24-inch Full HD monitor (the first on the market with that size and features). You can see how the GD245HQ looks like on the image above, but it seems that Acer won’t be leaving things with just that 3D-ready display as there is info that the company is also preparing a bit smaller 23-inch (judging from the model number) version that will be called Acer Aspire GD235HZ. Unfortunately there is still no information regarding this new model, but I pretty much suspect that it will be based on the recently announced 23″ 120Hz Full HD LCD panels from LG that I’ve also mentioned and the specifications should be pretty much similar to the ones of the 24″ display. Still it is interesting to note that we are going to have more options in terms of size and resolution when we are considering what display to choose to build a gaming system with Nvidia’s 3D Vision active shutter glasses. Just don’t forget the fact that playing in stereoscopic 3D mode on 1920×1080 resolution will require a more powerful video card than for the currently available 22″ 120Hz LCDs with native resolution of 1680×1050 pixels. That is of course only if you want to play at the native resolution of the display (and who would not want that) with high details in the latest games and when you invest in a 3D Vision gaming PC you are most likely to want that, right?

On a side note, it seems that Acer has just started taking orders and producing the 24-inch Aspire GD245HQ monitors, meaning that there will be some delay with their availability (as I suspected) and they’ll actually be available on the market in January/February (depending on the country). As for me, I hope to have one of these displays available for testing as early as the beginning of February, but this is still not a sure thing…

Update: It seems that Acer Aspire GD235HZ won’t be using different hardware, but actually is the same monitor as the GD245HQ, just a different part number for another region!

To order an Acer GD235HZbid Widescreen 23.6-inch 3D-ready 120Hz LCD Monitor

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Asus to Launch the First 3D Vison-ready Gaming Laptop in November

October 20th, 2009 · 7 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision

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It seems that Asus will be the first company to offer a laptop with a 120Hz screen that will be compatible with Nvidia’s GeForce 3D Vision solution and this is expected to hit the stores but the end of November this year. The laptop will be Asus G51J (the exact model is G51J-SZ028V), a limited edition from the Republic of Gamers series and thus targeted for gamers of course and as expected with an adequate mobile video card – GeForce GTX 260M with 1GB of video memory. Besides the built-in 120Hz display, the laptop will also come bundled with the 3D Vision shutter glasses, so you’ll be ready to start playing in stereoscopic 3D right from the start.


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The specs of the system include an Intel Core i7 720QM CPU (quad core at 1,6 GHz per core with Turbo Boost), 4GB of DDR3 1066MHz memory, up to 640GB (dual 320GB HDDs in RAID), combo Blu-ray reader and DVD writer and with Windows 7 Home Premium OS. The display is 15,6″ with a resolution of 1920×1080 (Full HD) with a LED backlight, 120Hz and 3D Vision compatible as I already mentioned. There are also 2x 2W built-in Altec Lansing speakers, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Intel WiFi Link 5100 Wireless, Gigabit LAN, ExpressCard slot, 8-in-1 flash card reader, 2Mp web camera, eSATA, DSUB-15 analog and HDMI digital video ports for external monitor. The weight of the laptop is about 3,5 kg with a 6-cell battery. As for the price you could expect it to be quite high, but still this will be the first mobile 3D Vision stereoscopic 3D solution so it might be worth investing in it if you have the money that is… ;)

To get an ASUS Republic of Gamers G51J-3D 15.6-Inch 3-D Vision Gaming Laptop…

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