Conclusion: Yup, you need the monitor and glasses to see the real effect The Good Good 3D performance Clear and vibrant in 2D Well-built and good-looking screen The Bad £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...
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.
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 s...
Cons: Lacks integrated stereo speakers, Requires modern GeForce video card, Expensive enthusiast product, Menu buttons blend into bezel
Conclusion: The Asus VG236H is probably the best of the 3D screens we’ve tested, but as the previous screens were dull, cheap TN panels that’s not actually saying much. The Asus does have a brighter than usual backlight that should have punched through the 3D Vision (sun)glasses with more effect, but we didn’t...
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.
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 .
Excerpt: Asus’s VG236H is a 3D monitor, which is compatible with, and comes bundled alongside Nvidia’s well-established 3D Vision technology. The 3D Vision component consists of a pair of shutter-based glasses, plus a USB control unit that synchronises the screen's image with them.
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.