Gaming monitors are making an appearance every week, it seems, no? Well, Acer is offering up their 3D desktop monitor, so we figured it best to take it for a test drive and report back to you. The GD235HZ held up well when we put it to the gaming test, and with plenty of connectivity (DVI, VGA, and HDMI), we couldn’t find many flaws in that department. The 3D looked great, but you’re going to need to do some adjusting. At first, we thought it was something we had done, but we noticed that the monitor delivered very rich greens…too rich, as it was overpowering the picture. Some adjusting should help to ease that.
Other than the issues with the over-saturated greens, we liked just about everything the GD235HZ had to offer. When it comes to monitors, you’ll want something that can deliver a great picture, obviously, but also something that won’t need to be upgraded quickly. This particular unit will handle your 2D and 3D content with no problem, but if you aren’t ready to dive into 3D-mania, you may find it a bit expensive.
We liked the 23-inch screen, but we definitely wished it was a bit more stable. When we bumped the desk, it wobbled quite a bit from side to side. Further, with the exception of the 10-degree tilt, there wasn’t much else that would help in regards to ergonomics.
Our Verdict: A great monitor with some quality connectivity. However, if you aren’t purchasing it specifically for 3D, you can probably find a cheaper model better suited for your needs.
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