Acer's full HD stereoscopic 3D monitor now available

Summary:Acer's 23.6-inch GD235HZ--one of the first 1920x1080 monitors for 3D gaming and movies--is now available in the U.S.

A couple weeks ago I wrote about the stereoscopic 3D laptops and monitors at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. One of the monitors I mentioned, Acer's 23.6-inch GD235HZ, is now available in the U.S. (here's the Acer release). The GD235HZ is noteworthy because it is one of the first 1920x1080 monitors with the 120Hz refresh rate required for stereoscopic 3D gaming and movies. There are a couple full HD competitors: Dell is taking orders for its Alienware OptX AW2310, and ViewSonic and LG Electronics have announced similar products.

The Acer GD235HZ will be available this month for $400. Though they function as regular monitors, to view 3D content all of these require a separate wireless transmitter and active shutter glasses. Nvidia's 3D Vision Kit is an additional $200.

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