Asus VG236H 120Hz 3D Vision LCD Monitor Review

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Introduction

There is a big push for various 3D technologies in the current market. Whether you're a fan or foe, the industry is pushing forward with 3D at a torrid pace. Recently, we had a chance to test 3D Vision Surround from NVIDIA and came away impressed by the experience. It was only a matter of time before we got our hands on more hardware featuring the technology though and Asus stepped up to the plate without missing a beat.

Today, we're checking out the latest 3D capable monitor to hit the market, the Asus VG236H. The VG236H display from Asus is a 23" widescreen panel that features a 120Hz refresh rate, 1920 x 1080 resolution, and an NVIDIA 3D Vision kit to get you on the road to stereoscopic 3D bliss. 23" monitors are currently the sweet spot for displays, so it makes sense for companies to introduce new products at this specific size. Do yourself a favor and give the specs a once over. Then, check out the rest of the review to find out what else the Asus VG236H has to offer.

Asus VG236H 23" LCD 120Hz Monitor
Specifications and Features
Display Size
23" Widescreen
Resolution
1920 x 1080 (up to 120Hz)
Aspect Ratio           16 : 9
Brightness
400 cd/m2
Intrinsic Contrast Ratio
1,000:1
Response Time
2 ms (Gray to Gray)
Viewing Angle
170º / 160º (Horizontal / Vertical)
Color Saturation (NTSC)
16.7 M
Connectors
Dual-link DVI, HDMI, Component
Power Consumption
60W On / 2W Power Saving / 1W Off
Speakers
No
Stand
+15° to -5° Tilt, Vesa Mounts (100mm x 100mm)
Dimensions
(with stand)
21.7" x 16.5" x 9.8". (WxHxD)
550 x 420 x 250 mm
Weight
15.4 lbs / 7 kg
Included Accessories

Support CD, Quick Start Guide, Power Cord, Dual-link DVI Cable, NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit, Warranty Card
Warranty
3 Years Limited (Parts/Labor)
Price
$499


Within the box, is a bundle with all of the accessories you'll need to get the display set up quickly. It includes the NVIDIA 3D Vision kit, a dual-link DVI cable, power cord, quick start guides, a warranty card, and driver disks. We normally find monitors with only the basic essentials, but with 3D technology starting to take off, its great to see Asus include the 3D Vision kit with this monitor.

You don't need a powerful computer to run 3D Vision. The minimum requirements consist of Windows Vista or 7, Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2 processor, 1GB memory, 100MB of free disk space, and a GeForce 9600GT videocard (or better). Of course, more eye candy and higher frame rates will require beefier parts.

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