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Old October 13, 2011, 10:02 PM
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Hi Linus,

I'm in the market for a new monitor, preferably 120hz and 24" or higher, and I've been really drawn to Acer's 120hz.

I stumbled upon your old videos where you used the ACER GD235HZbid monitors and I have a question regarding some issues mentioned by other users.

They said the monitor starts to emit an annoying buzzing sound when you use 120hz. Does/did this happen for any of your monitors? Is it a hardware issue that should be RMA'd? Some have mentioned simply adjusting/tightening the actual connections in the back, but after sleuthing and googling I have not found out if that is a sure-fire solution.

Another question, though not completely restricted to you... would the ASUS VG236HE be a good alternative?

My budget is around 300-400$.

Your help and advice is much appreciated, thanks!
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Old October 14, 2011, 07:51 AM
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You may want to wait a bit.

A whole new generation of 120Hz monitors are about to be launched tonight. They will be a bit more expensive but include some technologies that will really benefit gamers (a new NVIDIA technology that's also being launched tonight, LED overdrive, anti ghosting, etc).

Expect 23.5", 24" and 27" versions to be available with the 27" launching right away and the smaller sizes coming in the next 3 months or so.

As for the Acer monitor you are talking about, I have three of them and two have been replaced. One for a faulty CCFL and the other for a dead power supply. I love the things from a gaming standpoint but their one screen colors are very poor and if it wasn't for my contacts with Acer, I would have been mired in an RMA headache.
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Old October 19, 2011, 11:49 PM
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I'm also very hot to trot on a 120Hz monitor. 24/maybe 27. What's the latest news? I haven't spent much time looking for it, but neither have I managed to stumble across it while looking at review sites.
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Old October 20, 2011, 08:11 AM
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Ah OK I had read that but forgot, so I reread it. It focuses almost entirely on the 3D aspect, which isn't much of an attraction for me.
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We will have a complete review of the ASUS model in the next month or so.
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