Conclusion: The ASUS VG236H provides two primary functions: a gateway into the world of stereoscopic 3D, and a 1920x1080p widescreen LCD monitor capable of accepting HDMI input with HDCP support. The 0.265mm pixel pitch displays 16.7-million vivid colors with a 100000:1 maximum contrast ratio and 2ms response time on the TFT TN panel. Priced for $499.99 at NewEgg, this widescreen monitor/3D-Vision kit combines two premium technologies into one convenient package.
Conclusion: Yup, you need the monitor and glasses to see the real effect Good 3D performance Clear and vibrant in 2D Well-built and good-looking screen £390 is a hefty introduction to NVIDIA's 3D Vision Viewing angles aren't great The ASUS VG236H monitor can be purchased from SCAN.co.uk * with and without the 3D Vision kit. At HEXUS, we invite the companies whose products we test to comment on our articles.
Summary: Although the Asus is expensive for a 23in LCD monitor with a TN panel, the cost may be more than worth it should you have the necessary 3D kit as well. The reflective glass screen is annoying, but otherwise this is a very decent flat-panel and a suitable introduction to the world of 3D. We’d suggest you should try before buying, if possible.
Conclusion: VG236H is a very successful 120 Hz monitor from Asus. The glossy, black frame is quite ordinary but the height adjustment feature is a nice addition. The glossy panel can be problematic at times, however. Color accuracy is very good, even in the Standard picture mode. The color gradation is also fair and close to the Alienware AW2310 that we praised for it’s color reproduction in the gamer monitor segment.
Pros: Color accuracy, Response time, Standard picture settings, 120 Hz and low input lag, Height adjustment stand
Cons: Viewing angles, Glossy panel, Minor backlight bleeding
Excerpt: Being the first monitor - with support for 3D - we have a chance to test, we were very keen to have him on our test bench. A first point of strength, which immediately catches the attention is undoubtedly the design . Fully finished in glossy black and everything (except the rear and side of the bracket), smoothing the corners and edges of particular help to give them a form very original and very pleasant one.
Conclusion: Overall, the ASUS VG236H performed above my expectations. The SPLENDID Video Intelligence Technology allowed the monitor to quickly switch between five viewing modes: Scenery, Standard, Theater, Game, and Night View. Each mode had it's own set of perks, but there wasn't one single SPLENDID mode that I felt should be engaged full-time.
Pros: Includes NVIDIA 3D Vision Home kit, 23.6-Inch 1920x1080p widescreen display, HDMI, component video, and DVI input, 100,000:1 Contrast ratio (max), 2ms Response time (gray to gray), 120Hz Refresh rate improves definition, 3-Year warranty support, Compatible with 3D-DVD and 3D Blu-ray players, No stuck pixels on any of our three monitors!
Cons: Lacks integrated stereo speakers, Requires modern GeForce video card, Expensive enthusiast product, Menu buttons blend into bezel
Excerpt: Before you scream, “Who in their right mind would pay $500 for a 23-inch twisted-nematic panel?!” know that this is a 120Hz monitor, and that Asus is putting Nvidia’s 3D Vision kit—a $200 product—inside the box. If you’re excited about 3D gaming and Blu-ray 3D movies (and have the appropriate videocard, playback software, and games), $500 is a compelling value. Oh, and the monitor’s pretty good, too.
Pros: Compatible with Nvidia's active shutter glasses and associated games.
Cons: Highly reflective screen; no DisplayPort; relatively wide bezel; no portrait mode.