AOC already dished out a number of HD LCD monitors for those with a few extra bucks to spare, but the 17-inch V17 keeps things relatively cheap ($199.99) and exceptionally thin. More specifically, the monitor checks in at just 12-millimeters deep -- it's no XEL-1, sure, but that's pretty frickin' slim. Furthermore, it includes a built-in VGA webcam, glass base and integrated speakers to boot. We're still waiting to hear back on the screen resolution, but considering that this won't ship until late 2008 at the earliest, you've still got time to think on it. Full release after the break.

Update: Resolution is 1,440 x 900, there's a 5,000:1 contrast ratio, a 200 cd/m2 brightness and a VGA input is included.

AOC introduces 17-inch V17 LCD monitor: 12-millimeters thin

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AOC Slims Down with the V17 Monitor

As small a footprint on your desk as on the environment

Fremont, Calif., September 15, 2008 – As technology has evolved, smaller has become "better;" however, when it comes to displays consumers want a small impact on space, without sacrificing screen size. AOC has designed the V17 monitor to meet both needs, a 17" monitor that boasts less than 12 millimeters in depth, but still has space for a built-in webcam.

The V17 provides consumers with an incredibly thin and sleek LCD monitor that offers both the style and design they have been looking for, yet still at a price which rivals major competitors. Its thin design means less space taken up on any desk, as well as less materials necessary for its manufacturing. The V17 has as small a footprint in the office as it has on the environment with its low power consumption and 100% recycled pulp mold packaging.

"We are continuously working towards meeting and exceeding consumer demands in today's market, they want smaller displays with bigger screens, better performance, but less impact on the environment and incredible styling," said Jerry Chou, Product Manager, AOC. "The V17 touches on each of these points as the first product in a line of incredibly thin monitors, and is leading the way for our WLED ultra-thin technology," added Chou.

With the screen on or off, the V17 leaves no angle unnoticed with a transparent outline, glass base, integrated speakers and rear inputs. From a technology standpoint the V17 offers a built-in digital microphone and video conferencing software to go along with its integrated VGA webcam.

The V17 boasts an MSRP of $199.99 and will be available for purchase at the end of 2008.

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AOC introduces 17-inch V17 LCD monitor: 12-millimeters thin