21 October 2011

Acer HS244HQ 3D LCD Monitor

I just received the Acer HS244HQ LCD Monitor (not belong to me). We bought it for a research project in UTM. Basically the research project requires a 3D capable monitor to display some 3D graphics. This monitor will be connected to Dell Alienware M11x via HDMI 1.4a port, which is available in this monitor and also M11x. From what I found, HDMI 1.4a is the latest technologies in HDMI that allows the PC/Laptop to transfer 3D Stereoscopic contain to the monitor using single HDMI communication. Most of the 3D LCD Monitor use Dual DVI link for the 3D contain, but only few models like this Acer HS244HQ uses HDMI 1.4a for the 3D contain (thats the reason we choose this model).

The box for Acer HS244HQ:

Testing the Monitor using my laptop:

It is always good to have 2 display, that I can have both of the display to show 2 different windows that I don't have to switch between windows that frequent.

FYI, this monitor do comes with built-in speaker, but the quality of this speaker is very poor. I can say that my Dell Studio 1555 produces better audio quality compare to Acer's build in speaker. The ports available at the back panel are VGA IN, HDMI 1, HDMI 2, Audio IN and AC IN (NO DVI Port!!). About the quality for the display, I will say, it is not as expected (I am not sure if that is because it is designed for HDMI 1.4a, and my Dell Studio 1555 doesn't have that). However, using VGA port produces slightly better quality compare to HDMI port (I am not sure why).

For me, overall build quality will be 7/10, graphics quality around 7/10 (compared to my Dell Studio 1555 full HD display) and the sound quality 3/10 (poor sound quality). But it comes with this capacitive button for the LCD setting which is quite nice.

I haven't run any 3D stuff on it, my Dell Studio 1555 do not support 3D output, and the Alienware M11x still on its way.


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