Update ASUS VG278H: price and release date of first Lightboost-certified TFT
Autor: Markus Hevesi
10/17/2011, 17:55 CET
With the new 120-hertz display VG278H, ASUS will make 3D gaming and movie experience more realistic. For this purpose, the large format display first presented at CEBIT incorporates NVIDIA 3D Vision technology in version two.
Two major innovations are included: In terms of accessories, the monitor comes with larger glasses, while in 3D view a new technology called 'Lightboost' increases of the brightness of the monitor itself.
For above-average image quality, ASUS has done proper tweaking: With the Trace Free II feature, the manufacturer presents the second generation two of his configurable overdrive. Given the positive effect of its predecessor on the reaction behaviour of some ASUS monitors we already tested, the indication of two milliseconds for a grey-to-grey shift on the VG278H does not seem entirely unrealistic.
The emitter for wireless 3D transmission is integrated in the ASUS VG278H. (Photo: ASUS)
The purpose of 'Advanced Dual-side LCD Driving' technology is to prevent ghosting or halos by reducing LCD-loading times. ‘Splendid Video Intelligence' technology is provided for the dynamic adjustment of colour, brightness, contrast and sharpness. It optimizes the image of the VG278H for the human eye. Various applications are covered through the preset modes landscape, theatre, gaming, night view or sRGB standard, while image formats are switched from 16:9 to 4:3 with a hotkey.
In order to give gamers the best view on the third dimension and to balance the limited viewing angle caused by the TN panel, the ASUS monitor can be inclined by to 20/-5 degree and is also rotatable by 150 degrees to the right or left. Commercially available in mid-November, the 3D display VG278H will cost 599 Euro, warranty period: three years.