By >Akihabara News Team
Acer unveils 3D monitor and laptop
Did I say “last”? Nevermind! Acer has also gave more information about two new 3D products: the HS244HQ, a 23.6″ Full HD LED-backlit 3D screen with 120Hz refresh rate and 12,000,000:1 contrast ratio; and the AS5745DG, 15.6-inch laptop we talked about a few days ago, which is equipped with a NVIDIA GeForce GT425M graphics card, 2.53GHz Intel Core i5-460M processor, 4GB of RAM, 640GB of storage, and a 120Hz display plus 3D Vision glasses.
No price or release date has been announced for the monitor yet, but the AS574DG is expected to retail for about $1200 next month.
2010-11-18 – Manno
Particularly well suited for gaming and enjoying movies, 3D displays are evolving rapidly and are now entering the era of HDMI 3D, that will bring true 3D gaming and 3D home theatre to the home.
Acer’s new HS244HQ 3D monitor is the first on the market to deliver Full HD 3D imagery via HDMI 3D connectivity for enhanced stereoscopic entertainment and learning. Blu-ray movies, digital TV, games, learning and even 3D photography: the Acer HS244HQ brings you an entire world of 3D experiences, setting the standard for enhanced 3D multimedia, literally projecting the user into the scene for a sensation of full immersion.
Thanks to HDMI 3D connectivity, the HS244HQ display breaks free from the PC and lets you enjoy 3D TV broadcasting via a set-top box, the best in 3D movies via Blu-ray Disc player, stunning digital pictures from a 3D camera, and immersive 3D games using a HDMI 3D game console or a PC with 3D HDMI capability. This monitor is also ready to let you appreciate new learning materials that will literally transport you in the middle of an archaeological site, around the universe or inside the human body.
What’s more, Acer’s active shutter 3D technology presents brighter, more comfortable 3D visuals and considerable power savings compared to other solutions. With currently available 3D shutter technology, the monitor brightness dramatically drops to 16% of normal when in 3D mode. This can cause discomfort or dizziness, especially when watching 3D images for extended periods of time. Acer’s solution ensures three times the brightness, thus alleviating the issue. Plus, Acer’s unique and patented backlight modulation saves 50% more power than other 3D displays without this technology.
The new Acer 3D monitor comes with Acer 3D glasses, featuring advanced active 3D shutter technology, and built-in IR emitter to offer greater convenience. An integrated IR emitter means you can connect the monitor to a set-top box or Blu-ray Disc™ player via HDMI and enjoy 3D broadcasting or the latest 3D movies.
Along with enhanced 3D technology, the HS244HQ packs high-end monitor features, to ensure the best viewing experience: an exceptional 12,000,000:1 contrast ratio for stunning picture quality, Full HD resolution (1920×1080) perfect for 1080p Full HD applications; a 16:9 aspect ratio, ideal to watch every bit of a movie with no black stripes and the same splendour of a theatre screen; a 120Hz refresh rate, essential for creating the 3D effect and a response time of just 2ms, the utmost in reactivity for real-time gaming. Plus, the panel is 60 cm (23.6”) LED backlit and supports Full HD resolution with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz, far exceeding the mandatory requirements for Full HD 3D movies, games and TV.
While it was primarily developed to deliver enhanced 3D multimedia, the HS244HQ shows off a highly sophisticated design that easily blends into any environment. The teardrop-shaped power-key adds a cool touch of class. Convenient to use touch-sensitive controls and an intricate vent design give the monitor an all-round sleek look and feel.
The HS244HQ falls under Acer’s range of EcoDisplays. Making the world a better and less-polluted place is the responsibility of everyone today. This is why Acer is committed to developing monitors with an energy saving design, mercury free and made of easily recyclable materials. To ensure lower power consumption white LED backlighting technology was adopted, replacing the four lamp design with two lamps, for up to 68% power saving. In addition, LED lamps are mercury-free and safer for the environment whilst delivering better performance. Acer 3D monitors meet stringent industry standards and are compliant with RoHS (the EU directive restricting the usage of hazardous substances) and ENERGY STAR® requirements.
Lower energy consumption not only helps reducing costs but also preserves resources and the environment for future generations.
To ensure the best viewing experience, no matter what are your doing, Acer HS244HQ monitor features cutting-edge display technologies.
Acer eColor Management optimizes image performance in common usage scenarios, delivering an improved, more enjoyable viewing experience. This feature allows you to quickly tailor the performance characteristics (brightness, saturation, contrast, etc.) of your monitor to best suit the visual content. Acer eColor Management, which includes a set of convenient scenario modes, is the result of comprehensive research to reveal the high-end features sought most by users. Psychological and technological studies were also carried out to determine the best method of implementing those features.
Acer Adaptive Contrast Management (ACM) dynamically adjusts the contrast ratio to achieve ultra-sharp images. Each scene is analysed to fine-tune images frame by frame and enhance colour quality, obtaining a dramatic improvement of gradation and detail, especially in dimmer and brighter scenes.
The Acer HS244QS display series come with a 2-year bring-in warranty.
Acer 3D glasses feature advanced active shutter 3D technology and a built-in IR emitter in monitor for great convenience. Ideal for home entertainment, multiple pairs can be used at once for group enjoyment.