is here to stay, like it or not. Well, it's here to stay for awhile anyway, depending on whether or not consumer demand sticks around to support it. Films like Avatar have proven that there is at least some demand for 3D in cinemas, but the at-home 3D market is still a huge question mark. Evidently Acer
doesn't mind the risks, as the company has just introduced a new LCD monitor that's actually aimed specifically at prospective customers who are looking to play their PC games with added depth.
The GD235HZ display is a 23" Full HD monitor with a native 1920x1080 resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate, enabling it to perform as a full HD 3D display when combined with NVIDIA 3D Vision active-shutter glasses. Irene Chan, senior product marketing manager for peripherals, Acer America, had this to say about the announcement:
"As 3D content becomes more widely available in popular games and videos, users desire computing products that can take advantage of these new capabilities. We are excited to offer Acer’s first monitor to support 3D technology, enabling consumers to fully immerse themselves in leading-edge 3D games and movies at an affordable price. We see a strong market for 3D technology products that offer the quality and value that Acer is known for providing, as we’ve demonstrated with our Acer notebook with 3D technology and now with this new Acer GD235HZ display."
The unit also includes an 80,000:1 contrast ratio, Adaptive Contrast Management (which allows users to adjust images frame by frame to optimize contrast by enhancing detail and gradation) and an eColor Management on-screen interface allows users to tailor the performance of the display, such as brightness, saturation and contrast. If you're interested, it will be in stores shortly in the United States for $399.99, while the NVIDIA 3D kit will cost $199 more.
Acer® GD235HZ bid 23.6-inch LCD Display
- 23.6-inch Widescreen
- 1920x1080 Maximum Resolution
- 0.2715mm Pixel Pitch
- 120Hz (Maximum) Refresh Rate
- 2ms Response Time (G to G)
- 80,000:1 Max (ACM) / 1000:1 (Native) Contrast Ratio
- 300cd/m2 Brightness
- 170° (H)/160° (V) Viewing Angles
- 16.7 Million Colors
- 6Bit + HiFRC
- 1x HDMI (w/HDMI), 1x DVI, 1x VGA Inputs
- Vesa 100mm Wall Mount
- Internal Power Supply