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24″ ViewSonic V3D241wm-LED is a 120Hz Display with LED Backlight

January 28th, 2010 · 5 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision

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The 24″ (23.6-inch to be precise) ViewSonic V3D241wm-LED is probably the next 3D Vision compatible display that we all are going to wait for with high hopes that it will be even better than the already available 120Hz models so far. There is still not a lot of information regarding the V3D241wm, but judging from what is known so far it will most likely be based on the same panel as Acer Aspire GD245HQ. The key difference will be the presence of a LED backlight instead of the traditional CCFL one that is found in the Acer for example and all other currently available 120Hz displays. Now the big question is what improvements will the LED backlight offer as compared to the CCFL and if that will actually bring any benefits when playing with this display in stereoscopic 3D mode? Traditionally LED backlights offer wider color gamut, better color reproduction, even backlight across the whole screen area, “blacker” black, higher contrast ratio and maybe even higher brightness. But if the panel is the same as the one used in the Acer you should not expect that much of a difference in performance between the two displays just because of the LED backlight, but since there is still some time before the ViewSonic V3D241wm-LED hits the market we better not get our hopes too high and expect it to be much better than what we already have. This way if it turns out to be really better we can be happily surprised instead of getting disappointed, which in my opinion is better. The release of the ViewSonic V3D241wm-LED is scheduled for the second quarter of the year which means it might be as early as April, so there is some time left and maybe we’ll soon have other interesting announcements from other display manufacturers…

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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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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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