A little more than a month ago LG has announced that they are ready with 23-inch 120Hz LCD panels and during CES the company was already showing the first display to use these panels. LG W2363D will be the first 23″ 120 Hz 3D-capable monitor under the company’s brand, but I’m expecting a lot more display using the same panel to come out later this year. The LG W2363D display has to be out in the market in the second quarter this year, just before summer, but unfortunately there is no word about the expected price yet. In the mean time Alienware revealed their OptX AW2310 23″ 3D Full HD display and it seems that the company already started taking orders for it at a price of $499 in USA. It appears that Alienware’s specs are similar to the ones announced from LG, but there is still nothing confirmed about what panel is being used by OptX AW2310, although it will probably become clear pretty soon as the first reviews of the new Alienware display will probably be available pretty soon…
Announced specifications for LG W2363D:
Panel Size: 23″ Widescreen, 16:9
Panel Type: TN – Twisted Nematic
Native Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Contrast ratio: 70000:1 (dynamic)
Response Time: 3ms (typical) (GtG)
Speakers: SRS Tru-Surround HD Speakers
Video Connectivity: DVI x1, HDMI x2
Other features: Thru mode (no input lag?), Noise reduction (3D N/R), Auto-brightness (input source)
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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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LG Display has just announced the world’s first commercial launch of 3D LCD panel boasting full HD resolution. The new product is a 23-inch 3D monitor LCD panel for use with shutter glasses (120Hz) that delivers full HD resolution (1920×1080) and according to the manufacturer it offers picture quality that is almost twice as crisp as HD 3D displays currently available in the market (and there are not many of these). And as you can see from the picture above the new panel is 3D Vision compatible and it should as well work with other shutter glasses…
The new panel adopts the company’s proprietary technologies such as “high performance 3D exclusive controller” capable of processing more than twice as much image data as other HD 3D LCDs and “copper bus line” to improve on the resolution and picture quality (marketing in action). In addition, the panel is able to reproduce both 2D and 3D images, meaning that users can switch back and forth from 2D and 3D modes, just like with other 120Hz panels already available on the market.
Now you should note that LG is talking about a 3D-capable LCD panel, not monitor… of course they’ll have the panel available in some of their monitors probably along with other manufacturers that use LG panels in their products. However we probably won’t see any displays utilizing this new LG panel before early next yar, and the official information from LG does not mention anything regarding release date for consumer products based on the panel or prices… even the specifications of the new 23″ 120Hz panels are still not being announced. But if you are that eager to get a Full HD display, although not a 23″, but 24″ you can opt out for the recently announced Acer Aspire GD245HQ 3D Vision-capable Monitor, but for this one you’ll also have to probably wait for January 2010. Nevertheless it is always good to hear news about more and more companies and products being released to support stereoscopic 3D and LG announcing this is a good sign that the time for these technologies has finally come and they’ll become more and more mainstream and affordable…
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