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Alienware Revealed OptX AW2310 23″ 3D Full HD Widescreen Monitor

January 7th, 2010 · 13 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision

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CES is giving us a lot of news and the next interesting one is the announcement of the 23-inch
Full HD 3D Vision compatible Alienware OptX AW2310 monitor. The monitor is equipped with a 120Hz panel with 3 ms response time and high brightness (400 cd/m2 compared to the normally 300 cd/m2 on other 3D displays) and contrast levels (up to 80000:1, but dynamic), although it is not very clear what panel is being used, and this might be one of the first monitors using the new 23″ LG 120Hz panels announced a month ago.


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Alienware OptX AW2310 has a nice-looking design and has an option to adjust the swivel, tilt and height to suit your personal preferences and all that you can get for $499, although the display is currently listed only on some local Alienware websites (New Zealand and Japan for instance), but will probably soon appear on others…


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Alienware claims that this display also has a low input lag, but does not state a number of milliseconds. They also mention something interesting that the input lag is low “In DVI mode only” which is probably related to the fact that you need to use the DVI for 3D mode and/or when playing with 120Hz refresh rate…. still this needs a little further clarification.


Specifications of the Alienware OptX AW2310:

Panel Size: 23″ Widescreen, 16:9
Panel Type: TN – Twisted Nematic
Native Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Contrast Ratio: 80000:1 (dynamic)
Brightness: 400 cd/m2 (typical)
Response Time: 3ms (typical) (gray-to-gray)
Viewing Angle : 170°/ 160°
Color Support : 16.7 million colors
Color Gamut: 83.4%
Refresh Rate: 120Hz (3D Capable)
Video Connectivity: DVI x1, HDMI x1
Audio Connectivity: Yes; Audio In and Out (2.0)
USB Ports : Yes: 4 USB 2.0
User Input / Controls: Touch Capacitive OSD Buttons
Stand: Tilt, Swivel and Height Adjustable

More information about Alienware OptX AW2310 on Alienware (NZ)

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3D Vision Drivers for ASUS G51J 3D Laptop and Acer GD245HQ Monitor

December 24th, 2009 · 3 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision

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Earlier this month the first 3D Vision compatible laptop – the Asus G51J 3D started appearing on the market and it also seems that in the last few days in Asia the first Acer GD245HQ 3D Vision ready monitors are also starting to become available. This however rises one interesting issue that is related to the 3D Vision drivers that add the support for these products and it seems that there is some confusion going on around with people having trouble and not knowing what drivers to use to make their new hardware work. So here goes a little clarification on the topic…

For ASUS G51J 3D laptops there is a separate 3D vision driver available based on the normal 195.62 driver version. You can find it already available on Nvidia’s website in the drivers download section in a section called 3D Vision ASUS Laptop Driver that is also available in a separate form of CD v1.17.

The situation with the Acer GD245HQ monitor is quite similar and this is making a bit of a confusion. Both the 195.62 and 195.81 drivers for 3D Vision do not offer support for the Acer, you’ll need to download the driver version 195.66 that will add the support for the Acer GD245HQ monitor and this driver is also only available as a full package release.

To Download NVIDA 3D Vision CD v1.17 driver for Asus Laptop (32/64-bit)…
To Download NVIDA 3D Vision CD v1.18 driver for Acer Monitor (32/64-bit)…

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The Acer Aspire GD245HQ 3D Vision-capable Monitor

November 30th, 2009 · 18 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision

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Do you remember that some time ago I’ve mentioned Acer is preparing a new 24-inch Full HD 120Hz gaming LCD monitor that will be compatible with Nvidia’s 3D Vision? Well this display is now officially called Acer Aspire GD245HQ (on the picture above) and information about it is already available on Acer’s website, although we’ll probably have to wait a bit more before being able to buy it. It seem that Acer is having some delay with the official 3D Vision certification and we are most likely see the monitor on the market in early January…

Here are the full specifications for the Acer Aspire GD245HQ:

Display size: 60 cm (23.6″) Wide, 16:9 Full HD, 521×293 mm
Panel Technology: TN (Twisted Nematic)
Resolution: 1920×1080 @ 120Hz
Pixel pitch: 0.2715 mm
PPI (pixels per inch): 92
Horizontal Frequency: D-Sub&HDMI 30-83KHz, DVI 30-140KHz
Vertical Frequency: D-Sub&HDMI 56-75Hz, DVI 56-120Hz
Contrast ratio: 80000:1 (Dynamic)
Brightness: 300 cd/m2
Response time: 2 ms
Colours: 16.7M (6 bit + HiFRC)
NTSC Colour gamut coverage: 72%
Internal speakers: N/A
Viewing angle CR 5:1: 176°/176°
Viewing angle CR 10:1: 170°/160°
Tilt / Swivel / Pivot: Tilt. -5°/15°
Height Adjustment: No
Wall-mount: 100 mm x 100 mm
Kensington lock support: Supported
Connections: Analog (D-sub), Digital (DVI-D), HDMI (Optional), Internal Power Supply
Power consumption: Energy Star On 38.2W, Off 0.85W, Stand by 1.85W
Dimensions: 574.8×417.8×194.4 mm
Weight: 5.8 Kg

To the official website of Acer with info for the Aspire GD245HQ 3D Monitor…

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