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Acer Aspire GD235HZ will be Another 3D Vision-capable Monitor?

December 9th, 2009 · 2 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision


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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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ryan // Feb 1, 2010 at 22:30

    Will the NVIDIA gear be required to watch 3D movies on this? Or could I connect a 3D capable BluRay player like the PS3 straight to it via HDMI and achieve real 3D?

  • 2 taltamir // Mar 6, 2010 at 22:43

    real3d is impossible unless you sit perfectly still in a perfectly calibrated room, moving your head just a few inches will mess it up.
    you must use active shutter glasses or polarizing glasses, and active shutter works better.

    There is no such thing as a 3d monitor, 3d CAPABLE monitors are monitors who are able to maintain 3ms gtg @ 120hz refresh rate. Most monitors are unable to refresh their image that fast, meaning that the shutters will have to remain closed too long, or you will have problems.

    To get 3d on it you need shutter glasses and a video source. Nvidia provides shutter glasses that work with specific games using their drivers (which simply render the same image from two different angles and sends the frames to the monitor in alternating frames);
    if you have a 3d capable blu ray player then it must also have 3d movie to play (alternating frames in different angles) and it will have its OWN pair of shutter glasses.

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