- 2 August 2011 11:00
Acer announces new monitor with nVIDIA 3D
Acer announces new monitor with nVIDIA 3D
With the ever-growing popularity surrounding 3D technology, it was inevitable that consumers would be looking for a new way to bring 3D to their home PCs. Whether for gaming, movies, TV or photography, the Acer HN274H offers the chance to embrace the best 3D technology has to offer.
Thanks to its native resolution of 1920x1080, Acer’s full HD 3D 27-inch monitor boasts great compatibility. Even those without a PC can take advantage of the Acer HN274H. In the bedroom, it can be set up as a surrogate TV by connecting a set top box via HDMI. At the same time, a gaming console can be attached for gaming and movies.
Gaba Cheng, Display Product Manager, Acer Computer Australia said “For those looking to completely immerse themselves in 3D, the HN274H monitor is the first 27-inch LED-backlit monitor supporting both HDMI 3D and NVIDIA 3D Vision. You may want to play a PC game or a Playstation 3 title, view a 3D Blu-ray movie or attach a 3D compatible HD set top box. Using the three HDMI ports, you can connect multiple devices and easily switch between them.”
Unlike other 3D monitors, the HN274H comes with a set of active shutter glasses and has an integrated Infra-red emitter removing the need for a clunky external IR sensor. Utilising NVIDIA® 3D glasses, the unit uses its internal power to switch between the left and right eye in sync with images on-screen creating a 3D effect.
Superior 3D gaming
When it comes to PC gaming, the HN274H boasts an impressive two millisecond response rate making it perfect for everything from high action first-person shooters to sports and racing titles. Using the NVIDIA® 3D Vision software, PC users have access to over 400 titles that already support 3D. For console gaming, get easy access to a range of Playstation 3 games that are 3D compatible including high profile titles like Gran Turismo 5, Killzone 3, Red Faction: Battlegrounds and Batman: Arkham Asylum to name a few.
Experience 3D movies
By connecting a 3D compatible Blu-ray player, a 3D Blu-ray PC or the Playstation 3 via HDMI or DVI-DL, the HN274H becomes a 3D cinema. Experience movies like Avatar, Coraline and Monsters vs Aliens as their directors originally intended, in full HD 3D.
Delve into 3D imaging
Using a compatible 3D digital camera, users can take stereoscopic photographs which can be viewed by simple transfer to the HN274H via HDMI. Professional users can also upgrade to the NVIDIA® 3D Vision Pro software to unlock the potential of the monitor and use it for high end imaging projects like 3D animation and visual effects, CAD and visualisation work as well as 3D video editing.
Television like never before
Hooking up a set-top-box to the Acer HN274H allows users to experience full HD 3D television programs from free-to-air and paid TV providers. There are a wide range of providers available including Sky 3D, Canal+ 3D, ESPN 3D, DIRECTV HD and Discovery 3D.
3D in the classroom
Educators can also harness the power of 3D as a teaching tool bringing engaging and memorable experiences to students. There are several education content providers working to create 3D learning materials for schools including Neotek, EON Reality, Safari Montage and Designmate.
Exceptional display and design
Even though the Acer HN274H delivers incredible 3D imagery, it is far from a one trick pony. While viewing regular 2D content the image quality is exceptional, capable of a contrast ratio of 100 million to one, a brightness of 300cd/m2 and an impressive horizontal viewing angle of 170 degrees.
Sleek in design, the monitor includes touch sensitive control buttons, a teardrop power key, a rounded silver-rimmed base and an intricate vent pattern that is both stylish and contemporary. At only 4.6cm thick, the display can also be mounted on a wall if required.
Thinking of the environment
Acer is committed to eco-conscious solutions for their monitor range. The HN274H uses a Mercury-free white LED backlight capable of up to 68% power saving over a regular LCD monitor. The monitor is also RoHS compliant and uses recyclable packaging materials.
| Display Size|| 27" wide (16:9)|
| Resolution /
Refresh Rate|| 1920 x 1080 @ 120Hz|
| Response Time||2ms|
| Contrast Ratio|| 100 million: 1 (ACM)|
| Viewing Angle||170° (H), 160° (V)|
|Colours|| 16.7 million
| Inputs|| VGA + DVI + 3 x HDMI (with HDCP support)|
|Speakers|| 2 x 2W|
|Tilt||-5° to 15°|
| Power Consumption||Off - 0.65W : Sleep - 1.7W : On - 45.5W|
Pricing and Availability
Vendor: Acer Computer Australia
Product Name: Acer HN274H
Recommended Retail Price: $899
Australian Retailers: All major retailers
Australian Distributors: Synnex Australia, Ingram Micro, Bluechip Infotech, XIT Australia, Compu Wholesale.
Since its founding in 1976, Acer has achieved the goal of breaking the barriers between people and technology. Globally, Acer ranks No. 2 for total PCs and notebooks. A profitable and sustainable Channel Business Model is instrumental to the company's continuing growth, while its multi-brand approach effectively integrates Acer, Gateway, Packard Bell, and eMachines brands in worldwide markets. Acer strives to design environmentally friendly products and establish a green supply chain through collaboration with suppliers. Acer is proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement, including the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and London 2012 Olympic Games. The Acer Group employs 8,000 people worldwide. Revenues for 2010 reached US$19.9 billion. See www.acer-group.com for more information.