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Acer's New 120Hz LCD Ready for Nvidia 3D Vision

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Acer's new LCD panel is ready for Nvidia's 3D Vision active-shutter glasses.

Acer announced on Tuesday that its GD235HZ LCD display is ready for Nvidia's 3D Vision system. Sporting a tasty 120 Hz refresh rate, the 23.6-inch display will attempt to bring a new level of PC gaming to your rig.

For the uninitiated, Nvidia's 3D Vision system includes active-shutter glasses, a wireless USB transmitter, and software that transforms "hundreds" of games into a 3D experience.

"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," said Irene Chan, senior product marketing manager for peripherals, Acer America.

Available this month for $399.99, Acer's GD235HZ LCD offers a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 and an aspect ratio of 16:9. The LCD also offers a 80,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, a 1000:1 native contrast ratio, a pixel pitch of 0.2715mm, and a response time of 2ms (G to G). The LCD also provides one HDMI input (w/HDMI), one DVI input, and one VGA input.

PC gamers wanting a little 3D action from Nvidia can purchase the 3D Vision Kit for an additional $199 via online retail outlets such as Newegg and more. Currently Acer's LCD panel hasn't shown up online, but stay tuned.

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    Hellbound , February 2, 2010 10:51 PM
    ""Currently Acer's LCD panel hasn't shown up online, but stay tuned""
    Newegg is your friend....

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    Hellbound , February 2, 2010 10:51 PM
    Link didnt show up on my original reply..
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    JohnnyLucky , February 2, 2010 11:16 PM
    A 3D demo I saw at a local electronics store did not impress me. It hurt my eyes.
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    idisarmu , February 2, 2010 11:18 PM
    Kevin ParrishAcer's GD235HZ LCD offers a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 and an aspect ratio of 16:9.

    That's just slightly redundant, don't you think? I don't know about you, but to me it seems logical that a 16:9 resolution (proof: 1920/16*9=1080) would NOT be used in a screen with a 4:3 form factor.
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    masterjaw , February 2, 2010 11:41 PM
    ^ Don't be surprised. He is indeed thee Captain Obvious.
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    lpedraja2002 , February 2, 2010 11:44 PM
    JohnnyLucky, I believe this is a problem between some users but the level of depth can be adjusted to please each one's eyes.
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    eklipz330 , February 3, 2010 12:25 AM
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    TeKEffect , February 3, 2010 12:45 AM
    never seen 3d in the home...any good experiences guys?
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    hixbot , February 3, 2010 1:43 AM
    still a crappy TN panel. I'm still waiting for a 120hz IPS or PVA. Then I can finally throw out my CRT.
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    krolo , February 3, 2010 2:35 AM
    c'mon make a bigger screen!! I'm not going to upgrade my 22' wide screen for just another 1.5 inches and 120hz, maybe a 27-30monitor and I'll drop the cash right now
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    micky_lund , February 3, 2010 3:04 AM
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    MagicPants , February 3, 2010 4:33 AM
    Anyone know if this supports other standards than 3d vision?
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    dconnors , February 3, 2010 6:11 AM
    Aren't all 120 Hz LCDs compatible with Nvidia's 3D Vision?
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    Anonymous , February 3, 2010 6:17 AM
    Sounds good, but I'd advise waiting a bit for newer/larger screens.
    I actually bought the nVidia kit with the samsung monitor (22" 1680x1050). Monitor is great with or without 3d enabled. 3d effects are pretty good, but you need to rest your eyes every 30mins or so. But downside is performance hit and loss of detail, which can be quite marked depending on the game. Still the depth of 3d is probably worth the reduced visual quality.
    But tbh nowadays I rarely play games in 3d. on the plus side the samsung is a decent gaming monitor.
    Maybe as someone mentioned, it would be better to wait for a larger screen to make the deal more worthwhile.
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    the shoe , February 3, 2010 7:02 AM
    masterjaw^ Don't be surprised. He is indeed thee Captain Obvious.

    ever heard of 16:10?
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    falchard , February 3, 2010 7:20 AM
    No DisplayPort?
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    liemfukliang , February 3, 2010 8:39 AM
    I rather like $399 true 24 bit S-IPS LCD.
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    drip50291 , February 3, 2010 11:48 AM
    Why does Acer use orange on its good monitors?
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    cptnjarhead , February 3, 2010 11:50 AM
    Since when is looking at a stationary view in 3d anything other than a novelty? dont get me wrong.. i have used these glasses before.. and while its cool for a bit.. prolonged viewing.. is not very pleasant.
    If i have to where any peripheral on my head..I would rather have a true virtual 3d experience with head tracking and all the bells and whistles.
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    jay2tall , February 3, 2010 11:59 AM
    uh tasty 120HZ gaming, it will be cool.
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