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The Acer Aspire GD245HQ 3D Vision-capable Monitor

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


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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18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 dan // Dec 2, 2009 at 00:44

    Finally released but we need to wait another month or so…ugh.

    Hopefully Asus releases theirs in the meantime. This Acer looks very slick though. Just an FYI acer/asus – most of us who buy this won’t use it for 3D. We just want it for regular gaming thanks.

  • 2 Bloody // Dec 2, 2009 at 00:47

    Asus seem to be delaying the release of their monitor too much, they’ll now probably focus more on their 3D Vision capable gaming laptop…

  • 3 FuRrY321 // Jan 2, 2010 at 19:26

    Despite what other people say, I am actually going to use this monitor for 3D – that’s what it’s for. You want a regular gaming monitor, there are many out there for cheaper prices than whatever this is going to be. That is a fact. Why wait for a monitor with capabilities that you’re not even going to use?

  • 4 sombr01 // Jan 3, 2010 at 08:25

    “Why wait for a monitor with capabilities that you’re not even going to use?”
    Err 24 pouces 120 hz is the only reason i ll perhaps put an end to my old crt for gaming. I ll see after testing
    I get lot of lcd these years but sold them fastly or used them for anything else than gaming. who cares about 3D
    and this one seems great with 0.15 colored+0.15transparent ghosting for 10 frames

  • 5 Kwyk // Jan 4, 2010 at 02:04

    Chances are for non 3D gaming, to avoid lag you will have to drop to 56Hz. You have to know why you are buying into this LCD, a 120Hz LCD is the wrong reason to buy for regular gaming.

    Probably why people still use a CRT, because they have not researched the available LCD’s to do the job.

  • 6 Kwyk // Jan 4, 2010 at 02:08

    The only real turn off is its a TN, not S-IPS.

  • 7 dan // Jan 4, 2010 at 05:16

    “Chances are for non 3D gaming, to avoid lag you will have to drop to 56Hz. You have to know why you are buying into this LCD, a 120Hz LCD is the wrong reason to buy for regular gaming.”

    Wow…fail much? What in the world are you talking about…

  • 8 ZzzzZyourenoobs // Feb 1, 2010 at 23:21

    You do realize the point to “regular” gaming with 120hz with out the 3D is because you can finally play with V-Sync enabled with out the frames being capped at 60. Which most people CAN feel who have any experience in high end competitive gaming. This monitor is definitely worth buying for the 120hz alone, who cares about the gimmic 3D crap.

  • 9 txcthumper // Apr 3, 2010 at 05:51

    With ps3 fixing to go 3d in june 2010 via firmware update
    Will this monitor work with the ps3 its same tech I believe

  • 10 mike // Apr 6, 2010 at 00:57

    I wonder how this monitor compares to the Samsung when you disable the Overdrive feature, which is practically required to get decent 2D quality. As it has serious issues displaying text at stock settings.

  • 11 Icanjump // Apr 6, 2010 at 16:46

    I got this yesterday, I wanted to take it to bed with me but the wife got teasy, So I stayed up with my new toy, and now getting a divorce mwahaha… Lovin it.

  • 12 Ketone // Jun 2, 2010 at 15:31

    I play Counter-Strike 640×480 resolution or 800×600. But neither of these resolutions are being diplayed with 120 Hz. Only the native resolution gives me the option to view 120Hz. I pretty sure I’ve tried everything possible, but nothing seems to work.

  • 13 Bloody // Jun 2, 2010 at 15:57

    Why would you want to play at 640×480 resolution with 4:3 aspect ration on a 16:9 Full HD monitor. It is pointless as when not playing on native resolution on a LCD you don’t get optimum quality. If you play CS at 6×4 you better stay on a CRT… ;)

    Anyway, have you tried to create custom resolutions with 120Hz refresh rate?

  • 14 wndi // Jun 15, 2010 at 14:04

    I believe this monitor will be great for 2D gaming too, where LCD ghosting has been the worst (in scrolling). It’s because of the faster response time which is a requirement for switching 3D frames fast enough, it also helps with ghosting problem. 120Hz is great for 3D games too because triple-buffering and vsync work better and input lag is lower (about 50% of 60Hz lcd monitors.) I use an old 24″ 1680×1050 85Hz CRT (Sony W900) as a reference and this might be finally a flat panel beating it in gaming (along the 22″ 120Hz from samsung).. it’s all about solving the ghosting and response time for me – black levels and display angles have been good enough for some years already. I tried out Samsung’s 120Hz in a convention and it was difficult to believe it was a LCD because there was no visible ghosting.

  • 15 Manuel // Jun 17, 2010 at 21:54

    With overdrive enabled the 2D experience is horrible.
    So I would like to use OD off when i don’t play 3D games…
    now everytime I restart the monitor it looks very bright!!! I must go inside the menu and confirm my preset to reduce the brightness. This is very very annoying!!!

    So i should choose between horrible 2d quality or good 2d quality but brightness issue.

  • 16 Kevin // Sep 26, 2010 at 11:50

    Are there any 3D monitors coming from Sony which are nVidia kit compatible ?

  • 17 Austin Kuster // Jan 19, 2011 at 03:05

    I need the installation disc for the Acer 3d GD235hz bid 120hz monitor.

    I will gladly pey fot a copy. I do own the above monitoer, but I bought it refurbished and they (didn’t can’t, won’t send the disc???

  • 18 Bloody // Jan 19, 2011 at 11:24

    If you need just the inf driver or the manual you should be able to find them from Acer’s website as well…

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