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New 3D Vision Compatible 3D Monitors from Acer and Lenovo at CES

January 6th, 2011 · 12 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision

During CES 2011 Acer and Lenovo have announced some new 3D-capable LCD monitors that are interesting for anyone that considers going for Nvidia’s 3D Vision solution for stereoscopic 3D gaming and 3D multimedia. Acer has announced the 27-inch Acer HN274H 3D monitor and the 24-inch Acer GN245HQ with both of them featuring both Dual-Link DVI support for frame sequential stereo 3D input that the 3D Vision uses as well as HDMI 1.4-capable input for stereo 3D content from consumer electronic devices. Both of these monitors also have built-in 3D Vision emitters, so you will not be required to have an external IR emitter anymore.

The 24-inch GN245HQ you see pictured above is pretty much following the futuristic design set by the first 3D-capable LCD monitor that the company has announced early last year. It offers up to 100 million:1 contrast ratio (dynamic and a rated as way too high to be actual value); Full HD (1920×1080) resolution; 23.6″ LED backlit panel with a 16:9 aspect ratio; a 120Hz refresh rate, essential for creating the 3D effect and a response time of just 2ms.

The bigger 27-inch Acer HN274H 3D monitor is actually the first one to probably hit the market with such big size and support for stereo 3D, especially since Asus has been postponing a lot the actual release of the 27-inch model they’ve been showing for quite some time now. The Acer HN274H 3D monitor apparently uses LED backlight and is with Full HD resolution, although still not a lot about its specifications are being publicly announced. If you are visiting CES you should be able to see it demonstrated at the Nvidia booth there, along with the other new 3D-capable products announced at CES like the other new Acer 3D monitor as well as the one coming from Lenovo. These two new 3D monitors from Acer should be available on the market in the next few months so the wait is almost over, especially for people waiting for a 27-inch model in order to jump into stereo 3D. And also in these new monitors having compatibility for use together with 3D-capable consumer electronics such as game consoles, Blu-ray players, set-top-boxes and others is a big plus, especially if you are not considering to buy a 3D HDTV yet. At CES this week, Acer is also launching the Aspire Z5763, one of the first 3D Vision-enabled all-in-one PCs featuring a 23-inch, full HD (1920 x 1080) 3D Vision display, NVIDIA GeForce GT440 or GeForce GT445M GPUs, a built-in 3D Vision emitter, advanced Dolby surround sound audio, a Blu-ray DVD drive, and optional TV tuner.

Now, regarding Lenovo. They’ve announced the new 23-inch Lenovo L2363d 3D monitor that has a quite interesting design, but apart from the monitor being a 3D Vision compatible one it also has another interesting 3D feature. I’m talking about the decision that Lenovo had for integrating a 3D-capable web camera inside the monitor (dual cameras) that can be used for taking stereo 3D pictures of yourself in front of the monitor or for making stereo 3D video conference calls with other people. And for everyone else there is the Minoru 3D camera available that can be used together with pretty much any monitor. Aside from the new 3D monitor, Lenovo has also announced the Lenovo IdeaCentre K330 3D gaming PC, but that is not as interesting as their new 3D-capable display. Still we’ll have to wait a bit more for more details and the full specifications to surface officially as well as information about pricing and availability for the display and the 3D PC.

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MSI is Now Shipping Multi-touch and Stereo 3D-capable All-in-One PC

September 20th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Other S3D Tech

The new MSI Wind Top 2420 3D is apparently the first All-in-One PC that offers stereo 3D support and that also has a Multi-touch capable touchscreen integrated. The PC is equipped with 24-inch Full HD 1080p 3D-capable 120Hz LED backlit LCD panel, and has an integrated Intel Core i7 CPU and whatis interesting the ATI-based Radeon HD 5730 DirectX 11-capable discrete graphics card. We got a hint about that model a while ago thanks to iZ3D who listed some information about it on their website, so this means the AIO PC will be actually the first to offer stereoscopic 3D capabilities with shutter glasses and using ATI-based GPU thanks to the iZ3D driver. There are still some details unknown, but since the AE2420 3D-046US 3D-capable PC is already available for same from today in North America, we are probably not going to have to wait too much before someone gets it for a review or buys it and shares more information on the stereoscopic 3D implementation and capabilities it offers.

MSI AE2420 3D-046US PC Specifications

Display – 23.6″ Multi-Touch Widescreen (16:9), 120Hz LED back-light panel, 1920×1080
Graphics Card – ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730 Discrete Graphic, 1GB VRAM
3D Glasses – One pair of Active Shutter Glasses
Processor – Intel Core i7-860 (2.8GHz)
Chipset – Intel H55 Express Chipset
Memory – 4GB DDR3 800MHz on board
HDD – 1TB SATA Hard Disk Drive
Optical Drive – Blu-Ray / DVD Burner Combo
Network – 802.11b/g/n Wireless, 10/100/1000 Gigabit LAN
Operating System – Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Speakers – Built-in 2×5W, Hi-Fi 7.1 channel with THX TRUSTUDIO PRO
Multimedia – 1.3MP Webcam with Microphone, 6-in-1 Card Reader (support SD/MMC/MS/XD), 2x USB 3.0 ports, 4x USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, Wireless multimedia keyboard and mouse
Power Supply – 180W Power Supply
Dimensions – 21.81″ x 15.89″ x 2.42″

Amazon already has the MSI AE2420 3D-046US AIO PC listed with a price of $1,799.99 USD. The configuration seems quite Ok for multimedia use like movies and photos in 3D and a little gaming in stereo 3D mode, but the Radeon HD 5730 graphics card is not the best choice for primary gaming solution even when not in stereo 3D mode, let alone for playing comfortably games in S3D mode with high-details and with Full HD resolution.

More about the MSI AE2420 3D-046US 23.6-Inch All-In-One Multi Touch Screen PC…

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