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Acer Reveals 23- And 27-inch 3D Monitors

Acer Reveals 23- And 27-inch 3D Monitors

Acer unveiled two new widescreen 3D LCD displays. The Acer HN274H is the first 27-inch LED monitor to support both HDMI 3D and NVIDIA 3D Vision solutions. This display offers a 100 million: 1 contrast ratio. The monitor comes with a pair of NVIDIA 3D glasses with active 3D shutter technology. The monitor has a built-in IR emitter, so no external IR emitter is needed to connect to a PC. The Acer HN274H features a variety of input options including 1xVGA, 1xDVI and 3xHDMI with HDCP support and comes with cables for all three.

Acer's 23.6-inch widescreen 3D LCD, the HS244HQ, supports HDMI 3D and boasts a 12,000,000:1 contrast ratio as well as a 2ms response time. This display also has a built-in IR emitter and comes with Acer active shutter 3D glasses. Input options include 1xVGA and 2xHDMI with HDCP support for input. Cables for both options are included.

The Acer 27-inch and 23.6-inch Widescreen 3D LCDs are available with MSRPs of $689 and $449, respectively.

Acer's Newest 3D Displays Deliver Eye-Popping Stereoscopic Entertainment and Learning; 27-Inch Display Is the First to Feature Both NVIDIA(R) 3D Vision and HDMI(R) 3D for Connecting to PCs and CE Devices

New 27-Inch and 23.6-Inch Displays Bring 3D Fun to Blu-ray Players, Game Consoles, PCs and More; Displays Deliver Up to 100 Million:1 Contrast Ratio for Highest Level of Clarity and Detail Available Today

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - April 14, 2011) - Acer America Corp.., the number one provider of 3D displays worldwide, (1) today debuts its new Acer® 3D Series Displays for customers in North America. The new 27-inch (HN274H) and 23.6-inch (HS244HQ) widescreen 3D LCD displays are the ultimate visual medium for enjoying the vivid realism and depth of three dimensional entertainment and learning.

The new 3D LCDs provide thrilling full HD 3D visuals via HDMI or DVI-DL to PCs, Blu-ray Disc™ players, game consoles, cameras and 3D TV programming via a set-top box. Supporting the HDMI 3D solution, the displays deliver immersive 3D broadcasting, Blu-ray movies, gaming and photography... The solution is also ideal for schools, as education content providers create new 3D curriculum that makes learning more engaging.

"Acer's newest 3D displays are a powerful tool for providing fun and visual excitement for years to come. Their compelling benefits include an ultra high level of clarity and 50 percent more power savings than other 3D solutions," said Dan Oka, senior product marketing manager for peripherals, Acer America. "Setting the standard for premium 3D multimedia, the new Acer 3D displays give the sensation of full immersion in a virtual world, while the contemporary design sports stylish features, convenient touch-sensitive controls and earth-friendly materials."

Acer 27-Inch Widescreen 3D LCD (HN274H)

The Acer HN274H is the first 27-inch LED monitor to support both HDMI 3D and NVIDIA 3D Vision solutions. It delivers full HD 3D imagery via HDMI when connected to CE devices. Its DVI-DL connection provides twice the bandwidth of DVI for supporting very high resolution images when attached to a PC.

This display offers an astonishing ultra-high 100 million: 1 contrast ratio, which delivers the highest level of clarity and detail available today. This breakthrough is made possible by Acer Adaptive Contrast Management, which optimizes contrast by analyzing every scene, adjusting images frame by frame, and enhancing detail and gradation even in very bright or dim scenes.

Providing a complete 3D package, the monitors include NVIDIA® 3D glasses with active 3D shutter technology. The monitor itself has a built-in IR emitter, so no external IR emitter is needed to connect to a PC. With a set-top box, users can view the latest in satellite 3D TV programming or host a 3D movie party with additional 3D glasses and simple connection to a Blu-Ray Disc™ player.

A large display with sleek dimensions of 25.5-inches (W) x 18.4-inches (H) x 7.6-inches (D), it's a great size for enjoying today's fastest high-def 3D games and the depth that stereoscopic imaging lends to digital photographs. It offers a variety of input options including 1xVGA, 1xDVI and 3xHDMI with HDCP support and provides cables for all three.

Acer 23.6-Inch Widescreen 3D LCD (HS244HQ)

Measuring 22.6-inches (W) x 16.6-inches (H) x 6.8-inches (D), the HS244HQ is a practical size for more space constrained areas. It supports HDMI 3D and boasts a very high 12,000,000:1 contrast ratio, which showcases the crispest whites and deepest blacks for exceptional viewing definition of all content. A quick 2ms response time enables immersive graphics and enhanced video display for incredible visuals that literally pop from movies, games and photographs.

For added convenience, this 23.6-inch display has a built-in IR emitter and comes with Acer 3D glasses featuring advanced active shutter 3D technology. It has both 1xVGA and 2xHDMI with HDCP support for input. Cables for both options are included.

Both Displays: Phenomenal Resolution; Appealing Eco-Conscious Design

The 1920 x 1080 resolution delivers excellent detail, making these displays perfect for advanced 1080p full HD gaming and widescreen cinematic playback. The LCD active matrix TFTs have a 16:9 aspect ratio and support full HD resolution with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz -- far exceeding the mandatory requirements for full HD 3D movies, games and TV. The fast 2 ms response time yields incredibly realistic graphics and video.

Both displays sport an attractive look and feel with a smooth, curved base rimmed in silver and an intricate vent design for 360 degrees of flair. Adding more style are sleek, touch-sensitive controls and a tear dropped power key. An eColor Management button allows users to tailor the performance, such as brightness, saturation and contrast. In terms of mounting options, the displays come with an adjustable stand and are VESA-compliant (100 x 100mm) for mounting to a wall. They provide viewing angles of 170 degrees left/right and 160 degrees up/down and include two 2W speakers.

The LED technology consumes up to 68 percent less power than standard LCD displays -- saving energy and money. Environmentally-conscious, the displays are durable, RoHS compliant and constructed of mercury-free white LED backlight. They also come in recyclable packaging materials.

Pricing and Availability

The Acer 27-inch (HN274H) and 23.6-inch (HS244HQ) Widescreen 3D LCDs are available for U.S. customers at leading retailers with MSRPs of $689 and $449, respectively. Both come with a three-year parts and labor limited warranty. (2)

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Wicked monitor. So are they not putting their new logo on their new products?

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Beautiful a display that is designed to view both television and PC input. Still too rich for my blood but it certainly is a step in the right direction.

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Its time to swap out the contest monitor O.o lol

Nice screen, the bezel could look sleeker but still nice.

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Nice, a monitor that does 3D on its own? I'm there!! Not too bad a price either. Considering you don't need the extra 3D kit as well. *add to wish list*

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NICE. I love seeing monitors being concentrated on, I need to get a new one soon. Larger would be nice as would LED as well as higher refresh ratio than 60. 3D though I don't know how much that is becoming a standard yet for general consumers though. I think one big thing with it will be the smart phones and cameras stepping up to the 3D filming plate. That will make 3D more of a general thing not to mention you tube having a 3D format channel.

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Maybe I'm in the minority but I don't want a 3d  monitor or a 3d TV.

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well i was thinking of a 32 inch 3d tv but 27 and no 3d kit dont sound bad

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I'm kind of deterred that the 27 inch is going to be 1080P but then again we're still dreaming for that 2500x1440 3D vision monitor.

While no 3D vision kit sounds nice, I don't know if Acer is a trusted brand for me. The only brand I might go with for a LCD 3D monitor might be Planar or LG.

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the built in IR emitter should be a prerequisite. it only makes sense- the mountain that stands before companies hoping to sell/market 3D is accessibility. 400,000+ people purchased a handheld gaming device in one week for the promise of glasses-free 3D gaming. if you needed to purchase glasses for the system, I'm pretty confident you wouldn't be looking at the same figure. The potential that Netflix might stream 3D content to such a popular auto-stereoscopic device might even tip the scale for buyers who are on the fence.

The obstacles have been clear from the get go. Lose the glasses, offer more content.

At least what we have here is the elimination of one piece of equipment (even though the NVIDIA IR emitter isn't too obtrusive) that stands between seamless accessibility. It'll be challenging to find auto-stereoscopic monitors/tvs that are cheap or aren't flawed in the next few years, but the technology for smart phones and handheld gaming systems is available. It is easier for a small device like that to send you a left/right image- 90% of the time your staring dead center/directly at it- than a monitor.

a built in ir emitter seems like a simple upgrade- but it removes one nuisance out of the 3D equation.

HDMI 3D option doesn't hurt either.

 

 

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wow, this monitor (27") nails it in every corner
last time I checked, it was sold out on newegg
my 20" crt is getting very jealous

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