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What Happened With Asus’ VG242H 120Hz LCD Monitor?

December 30th, 2009 · 12 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision


Do you remember that earlier this year Asus has announced and shown a 23.6″ LCD display with Full HD resolution that was capable of working at 120Hz, and do you know what happened to it? Well, I don’t know either… and Asus had a working model of the VG242H available during COMPUTEX 2009 back in June, although it is still not available. Asus was expected to have the display available on the market by the end of the year, but it is still not here… and there is no word on when or even if it will be made available, not to mention that meanwhile the company missed their chance to be the first with a Full HD 3D-capable computer monitor. The reason for that is the announcement of The Acer Aspire GD245HQ 3D Vision-capable Monitor that has already started appearing on some Asian markets with soon to follow availability in other markets in January/February 2010.

Anyway, here are the known specifications for the Asus VG242H 120Hz:

Display size: 23.6″, 16:9 Widescreen
Panel Technology: TN (Twisted Nematic)
Resolution: 1920×1080 @ 120Hz
Contrast ratio: 20000:1 (Dynamic)
Brightness: 300 cd/m2
Response Time: 2ms (gray-to-gray)
Internal speakers: 2Wx2 Stereo
Connections: HDMI, DVI-D (Dual-Link), D-Sub, Audio-In Jack, S/PDIF Audio output, Earphone Jack

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12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 David G. // Jan 1, 2010 at 04:34

    Lots of us folks are DYING to get our hands on a 3D Vision-compatible 1920×1080 or greater resolution LCD desktop monitor. I really wish ASUS or ACER would at least publish the release dates of their products.

    It is really crippling, especially for us folks who want to do photo editing, to be stuck with lower resolution monitors (the current Viewsonic and Samsung offerings).

  • 2 FuRrY321 // Jan 2, 2010 at 19:21

    @David G.

    We know for sure Acer is releasing their 24″ and 23″ (or at least the 24″ model) models in Q1 2010, meaning, January/February at the latest. However, it’s the pricing I’m worried about; with them being the first ones on the market with a 120Hz 3D-capable display that is larger than 22″ and Full HD (1080p), who knows how much Acer will set their two models for?

  • 3 Davo3d // Jan 4, 2010 at 12:06

    yeah so will my asus vk266h monitor work at all with the 3d vision discover glasses?

  • 4 Bloody // Jan 4, 2010 at 12:30

    With 3D Vision Discover – yes, with 3D Vision shutter glasses – no .

  • 5 00110011 // Jan 9, 2010 at 03:02

    wtf is it with these shit resolutions.. too fucking cheap to make 24″ 1920×1200 @120hz and O.*ms ..I want CRT responsiveness … not shity LCD delayed input & output LAG… and cutting the height off and making crap widescreens with only bare minimum 1080px height.. fuck off ASUS .. consumer junk

    I’ll wait until the market does actually see some fucking improvement in the LCDs, and not shit gimmicks!

  • 6 @00110011 // Jan 14, 2010 at 15:27

    What is YOUR problem???

    I think you just need once sex again… :D

  • 7 Berglin // Feb 18, 2010 at 21:50

    I agree with 00110011.
    Most ppl dont belive hz applies to LCD monitors, bs. Maufacturers specs are also bs.. Like 400hz TV – bullshit! Pan in a game with a 60hz LCD and you get sick. Most ppl got used to it but there’s no way i’m gaming fps games on a 60hz LCD.
    I real want 120hz/refresh/fps.

  • 8 CERN // May 1, 2010 at 18:01

    For faster response than LCD can provide (no ghosting in 3d) you’ll need to go plasma or DLP.

  • 9 wndi // Jun 17, 2010 at 10:21

    These 120Hz “3D ready” LCDs are really quick, this also applies to and benefits in moving 2D graphics like scrollers where the improvement in ghosting is great in this type of monitors compared to traditional LCD’s. Also the input lag is halved because frames are transferred and processed twice as fast. There are some good comparisons between CRT and this type of LCD’s on the net with still photos of moving graphics and other measurements to confirm this. You can also notice the difference easily with eye as I did. For me ghosting has been the only setback in LCD’s in the last few years models and seeing this finally solved is great.

    BTW I wouldn’t blame the resolution and CRT in same context as the worlds best and final CRT (GDM-FW900) has recommended resolution of “only” 1920×1200 24″ which is about the same. This is a gaming monitor and no matter how powerful GPU you have it makes little sense to have a higher resolution as it’d eat off either details or FPS. Also 1920×1080 is good because it’s the max native resolution that two major game consoles support (don’t need extra scaling).

  • 10 Alan Kennedy // Aug 1, 2010 at 00:14

    Does anyone know if The Acer Aspire GD245HQ 3D Vision-capable Monitor is HDCP compliant at 120Hz? It is supposed to be 2nd generation on 3D ready so maybe it has solved the Samsung 2233RZ problem

  • 11 Jon Austenaa // Aug 12, 2010 at 23:23

    Not only that, the sample-and-hold characteristics of a LCD is greatly reduced with 120hz. And mouse cursor movement is more delightful and much accurate in 120hz. Remember a motion cannot be faster than half the frequency of the display.

    However, I’d gladly have 10% less framerate and 1200 vertical pixels. There is no need for a “FullHD” standard on the PC. It’s like Intel selling CPUs based on hertz and not performance, keeping us back just to have marketing happier. When Intel finally got beaten by Athlon 64, they changed their roadmap and we got the Conroe architecture which was 40% faster and 40% less electricity.

    PC has been, and still is, very scalable in its monitor requirements. There will still be a lot of 20″ 1650×1050 16:10 monitors, laptops with smaller 16:10 ratios. Dual-Link DVI kan support upto 2048×1280 at 120hz according to its Gbps bandwidth (or atleast the regular 1920×1200@60hz *2) When the monitor is as wide as it is, having more vertical space is not going to take up any practical space in most cases. General computer use and RTS games really benefit of the greater height. Tabs and ribbon menus are also an argument. You can fit _three_ Windows 7 task bars in 120 pixels. This means there is no reason not to produce 1920×1200 120hz displays but the FullHD sticker.

  • 12 Meleniumshane90 // Sep 2, 2010 at 07:36

    Not much point in producing a resolution thats going to have black bars on the top and bottom for your 16 x 9 video content. Your gaming isn’t going to be effected by having a slightly taller screen.

    Would you settle for a less-wide screen? Thats what you would be getting. Personally, I’d rather have a wider screen configuration.

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