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

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.

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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.

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  • Didn't I just read an article...?

    Shame about that. Just read a couple of articles telling me that no matter what I did, NOT to buy an Acer monitor...
    Naryan
    • RE: Acer introduces two new 3D desktop LCD monitors, including 27-inch LED-backlit display with HDMI 3D support

      @Naryan Yeah- wasn't that just in a recent ZDnet article? I got an Acer G235H LCD monitor as a freebie with a new PC I bought. That's the only way I would own an Acer anything. At work as the old CRT monitors died they were replaced with Acer cheapo flat screens. Their failure rate was high but I could never convince the bean counters that one monitor of another brand that cost 15% more than the similar Acer product was more cost effective if we went through 2 or 3 Acers in the same time span the other brand would fail. But bean counters seem to live in the moment...
      jhand47201
  • Don't see the importance of 3D?

    I really don't see 3D as the future of computers. For one reason is eye problems. Its alreading coming to the surface that many people have trouble with 3D television. This no doubt will be worse with computer monitors because we have them closer to our eyes.
    jscott418-22447200638980614791982928182376
  • RE: Acer introduces two new 3D desktop LCD monitors, including 27-inch LED-backlit display with HDMI 3D support

    $689 is just a bit pricey even for 3D don't you think? especially for an Acer monitor (maybe they will honour a lemon this time)
    bvonr@...
  • RE: Acer introduces two new 3D desktop LCD monitors, including 27-inch LED-backlit display with HDMI 3D support

    This is a wonderful invention and hope it would stay in the consumer market.
    alza689
    alza68
  • RE: Acer introduces two new 3D desktop LCD monitors, including 27-inch LED-backlit display with HDMI 3D support

    What professional use would a 3D display have? Maybe to display an architectural design for dramatic effect, but most day to day work related computer functions hardly need 3D. I don't even care for it in a home environment. The glasses are a hassle, especially if you already wear glasses. It gives me a headache after awhile. The 3d screens I have seen that are like the old Cracker-Jack toys that changed the image as you moved them from side to side- well after you get over the novelty of it, it isn't all that great. I'm quite content with high-definition and large screens.
    jhand47201