DNP EMBARGO  Acer announces two H6 Series monitors for the US prices start at $150

Acer just announced US availability for its H6 Series LED-backlit monitors, which the company unveiled globally back in November. Both the 21.5-inch (H226HQL) and 23-inch (H236HL) models have full 1080p IPS panels and feature a nearly bezel-less design; the frame is just 0.08 inch thick. Acer says it chose this design with video walls in mind, but you'll likely appreciate the sleek aesthetic even if you aren't rocking a massive multi-monitor setup. The displays also offer tilt capability from -5 to 15 degrees, and the stand sports a magnetic surface for storing paper clips and other odds and ends. Other specs include HDMI, DVI and VGA connections, plus dual built-in speakers. The 21.5-inch H6 monitor will go for $150, while the 23-incher is yours for $180. Head past the break for Acer's full press release.

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New Acer H6 Series Monitors; Sleek, Seamless, Smart

Editor's Summary:

'Zero frame' construction provides elegant aesthetics as well as seamless visuals when using multiple monitors simultaneously, including video walls.

Full 1080p HD resolution IPS panels provide consistent and accurate color performance from wide viewing angles up to 178 degrees.

HDMI input transfers both audio and visual via just one cable, which means less clutter.

Tilt capability from -5 to 15-degrees enables users to adjust the displays for the most comfortable fit.

Displays feature a standard three-year warranty.

SAN JOSE, Calif. Feb. 19, 2013– Acer America is now offering its H6 Series LED-backlit displays to consumers in the United States. Svelte and savvy, the new monitors feature near zero frame construction for elegant aesthetics as well as seamless visuals when using multiple monitors simultaneously, including video walls.

Acer's newest monitors are available in two sizes - 21.5-inch (H226HQL) and 23-inch (H236HL). Both models have Full 1080p HD IPS panels, which provide consistent and accurate color performance from wide viewing angles up to 178 degrees. They can also tilt from -5 to 15-degrees, so users can adjust them for the most comfortable fit.

"Our new Acer H Series displays are the ideal all-around monitors due to their flexibility, Full HD resolution and excellent viewing angles," said Chris White, senior director of product marketing for Acer America. "They offer users the ability to display content with viewing angles as wide as 178 degrees, which makes them ideal for collaborating with others. Plus, the near zero frame construction is perfect for use in multi-monitor setups and video walls."

Boundary-Free Visuals

Featuring a 'zero frame' construction, the H6 Series displays sport a very thin .08-inch frame versus the thicker ones typically seen on displays. This clever design provides seamless visuals when building video walls consisting of multiple monitors placed side-by-side and/or on top of each other. A stylish brushed hairline finish has aesthetic appeal and a magnetic surface allows users to post notes and store paper clips directly on the stand.

A crisp 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio provides a very high level of clarity and a fast 5ms response time contributes to sharp images even during game play. The Acer eColor Management tool lets users optimize image performance under different viewing scenarios. The new displays also come with built-in speakers and multiple digital connectivity options, including HDMI®, DVI and VGA.

Pricing and Availability

The new Acer H6 Series displays are now available at leading retailers in the U.S. The manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the 21.5-inch Acer H226HQL display is $149.99 and the MSRP for the 23-inch Acer H236HL display is $179.99. Like all Acer displays, the Acer H6 Series feature a standard three-year warranty(1) and will be available at leading retailers in the U.S.