Acer has announced two new displays, one of which the company says is the first to offer 3-D compatibility for both NVIDIA 3-D Vision as well as 3-D content from Blu-Ray discs and TV. Acer also notes that the displays have the added benefit of consuming 50% less power than other 3-D solutions.
The 27-inch (HN274H) and 23.6-inch (HS244HQ) widescreen 3D LCD displays both offer 1920 x 1080 resolution with a 120hz refresh rate on an active-matrix, 16:9 aspect ratio LCD screen. Acer says that the monitors use a mercury-free white LED backlight that allows the device to consume 68% less power than other LCD displays. The absence of mercury helps to contribute to an environmentally conscious design which also includes the use of recyclable packing materials.
The 27 inch model supports NVIDIA’s 3-D Vision technology which can convert hundreds of standard games into 3-D. To support this technology, Acer incorporated a DVI-DL connection which provides twice the bandwidth of standard DVI to support very high resolution images on PCs. For integration with consumer electronics products, both monitors also offer not less than two 3-D capable HDMI connections. The HDMI connection can be used with 3-D capable Blu-Ray disc players and satellite or cable set-top boxes that can provide 3-D content. The displays do not employ a built-in TV tuner.
Acer is bundling the 27 inch monitor with a set of NVIDIA active-shutter 3-D glasses. The IR emitter, which is used to communicate with the glasses, is built in to the top of the monitor.
The 27 inch version offers a rated contrast ratio of 100 million:1, a 2ms response time, 1xVGA, 1xDVI and 3X HDMI connections, cables for all three connection types and carries an MSRP of $689. The 23.6 inch model offers a contrast ratio of 12 million:1, 2ms response time, 1xVGA, 2xHDMI, cables for both connection types and carries an MSRP of $449.