Acer introduces two new 3D desktop LCD monitors, including 27-inch LED-backlit display with HDMI 3D support

Summary:While there haven't been as many PC monitors that have made the leap to 3D as there have been sets in the HDTV realm, the future of computer displays is probably in three dimensions as well. Acer is doing its part to bring about that transition by launching two new LCDs that offer 3D capabilities.

While there haven't been as many PC monitors that have made the leap to 3D as there have been sets in the HDTV realm, the future of computer displays is probably in three dimensions as well. Acer is doing its part to bring about that transition by launching two new LCDs that offer 3D capabilities.

If you want a monitor that can substitute for a full-fledged 3D HDTV, the HN274H (pictured above) not only supports Nvidia 3D Vision for computer gaming, but also HDMI 3D, which means you can hook up a 3D-compatible Blu-ray player or a TV set-top box to watch movies or programming in 3D. The 27-inch LED-backlit display comes with three HDMI ports in total, along with a pair of Nvidia active-shutter 3D glasses.

A step-down version is the 23.6-inch HS244HQ, which lacks Nvidia 3D vision support and LED backlighting, but still is HDMI 3D compatible and includes a pair of Acer 3D glasses. Like the HN274H, this LCD offers 1,920x1,080 "full HD" resolution, 120Hz refresh rates, and 2ms response time.

Both monitors are available now, with the HN274H priced at $689 and the HS2344HQ costing $449.

Topics: Hardware

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