Acer brings five monitors to the US, prices range from $139 to $329

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Acer brings five monitors to the US, prices range from $139 to $329
If that display up there looks familiar, it's because it's already won itself a fancy schmancy iF product design award. But as Prospero would say, 'tis new to thee -- at least if you live on this side of the Atlantic. Acer just announced it's bringing that very S23HL monitor to the US, along with four other models whose screens range in size from 20 to 27 inches. The S235HL is clearly the star of the show here, with a half-inch-thick frame and asymmetrical stand. (It has 1080p resolution and VGA / HDMI ports too, if you're interested in more than just the design.) Intrigued? You can expect to fork over $219 for it when it lands stateside next month.

Moving on, Acer also has two other 23-inch, 1080p monitors -- the S230HL Abd and Abii -- with the former packing VGA and DVI ports, and the latter trading DVI for two HDMI sockets. Look for those in April for $169 and $189, respectively. Of the lot, the most expensive is the 27-inch S271HL, a 27-inch, 1080p monitor with DVI, HDMI and a VESA mount. You can snag one now for a cool $329. Last but not least, if you're on a tighter budget there's the 20-inch S200HL, which has a more modest 1600 x 900 resolution, along with VGA and DVI ports. That's on sale now for $139. More info on all of these in the PR after the break, though we're pretty sure we passed on all the pertinent details already.
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Eco-Friendly High-Definition Widescreen LED Backlit Displays
Provide Stunning Picture Quality for Work or Play

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 13, 2012 – Acer America today announced five new ultra slim LED-backlight displays. Available in 20-, 23- or 27-inches and with adjustable tilt bases, their slim profile and sleek contemporary designs are also packed with top-of-the line features and technologies. They're ideal for viewing family photos and videos, watching the latest DVDs/movies or for business applications that require excellent resolution, contrast ratios and graphics performance.
With a 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio, Acer's new ultra-slim monitors radiate the brightest whites and deepest blacks. This advanced technology enables a dramatic improvement of gradation and detail, especially in very dim or very bright scenes, for stunning picture quality. Their quick 5ms response time reduces deviations in transition time, delivering stutter-free moving images.

Included in all the new models, the Acer eColor Management tool lets users optimize image performance under different viewing scenarios at the touch of a button.

The Acer S Series of monitors are also eco-friendly. Their white LED technology minimizes environmental impact by consuming up to 68 percent less power than standard LCD displays, ultimately saving on energy costs. Energy Star® compliant, the displays are also durable and constructed of mercury-free materials, further reducing their environmental impact.

Acer® S235HL -- 23" Widescreen LCD
Winner of a prestigious 2012 iF product design award, the exceptional style of the S235HL bii is sure to impress, providing a high-end luxury feel to any home or professional business environment. It is a true blend of aesthetic appeal, premium performance and earth-friendly functionality.

Its razor-slim profile is just over half an inch, delivering a minimalist, modern look. It is encased in a glossy black bezel and features a sleek asymmetrical design. The silver stand provides elegance, while the embedded ice-blue LED buttons embedded in the stand offer a contemporary feel. To top it off, all the I/O ports are located on the base, eliminating cable clutter and further enhancing the clean and simple appearance.

The S235HL bii LCD offers the ultimate multimedia experience with a widescreen cinematic view that shows off photos and videos, and makes viewing HD content a breeze. Its powerful graphics performance and stunning 1920 x 1080 resolution means 16:9 HD digital content can be viewed without image distortion. Device compatibility is maximized with three video inputs, including one VGA and two HDMI ports with High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) that supports 1080p HD and allows for viewing of digital movies and copy-protected media.

The Acer S235HL LCD monitor will be available in April at online retailers and has an MSRP of $219.

Acer® S200HL -- 20" Widescreen LCD
This LED-backlit display combines stylish ultra-thin functionality with 1600 x 900 resolution and dual inputs (VGA and DVI) for greater compatibility with peripherals.

Its rounded glossy, porcelain-like stand looks nice in any environment and its glossy display frame radiates a sense of simple modernism.

The Acer S200HL Abd monitor is available now at online retailers and has an MSRP of $139.

Acer® S230HL Abd and S230HL Abii -- 23" Widescreen LCDs
These 23-inch ultra thin LED-backlit displays will complement any home or office, and combine stylish functionality with powerful graphics performance.

They both provide the ultimate multimedia experience with a widescreen cinematic view that shows off photos, videos and HD content. With stunning 1920 x 1080 resolution, 16:9 HD digital content can be viewed without image distortion.

The S230HL Abd offers two video inputs; one VGA and one DVI (with HDCP). The S230HL Abii maximizes device compatibility with three signal input ports; one VGA and two HDMI (with HDCP) for viewing 1080p full HD graphics.

The Acer S230HL Abd monitor is available now at leading retailers and has an MSRP of $169. The Acer S230HL Abii monitor is also available now at online retailers and has an MSRP of $189.

Acer® S271HL -- 27" Widescreen LCD
With a 1920 x 1080 resolution, this 27-inch display offers an impressive viewing experience and the ultimate multimedia experience. It also delivers widescreen cinematic viewing of HD photos and videos with its 16:9 aspect ratio. DVI and HDMI ports with high-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) support 1080p HD and allows for viewing of digital movies and copy protected media. It is also VESA compliant for easy mounting to a wall.

The Acer S271HL bid LCD monitor will be available in April at leading online and traditional retailers and has an MSRP of $329.
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