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Acer ports freshly-styled desktop LCDs to US

updated 01:00 am EDT, Tue March 13, 2012

LED-backlit TN panels in a variety of sizes

Acer has imported four of its European LED-backlit LCD monitors to the US, a total of five models that range from the 20-inch S200HL to the 27-inch S271HL, which sports full 1080p HD resolution (1920x1080). The monitors, all using TN panels, range from $139 to $329 and will be available in April. All five feature eColor management buttons, have tilt bases and sport a 1,000,000:1 contrast ration and a 5ms response time, all while using 68 percent less power than florescent-backlit LCD displays.

The centerpiece of the lineup is the S23HL, a 23-inch monitor that sports 1080p resolution, VESA mounting capability, VGA and HDMI inputs and un unusual asymmetrical stand, all in a frame measuring just half an inch thick. The S23HL comes with an attractive glossy black bezel and sells for $219. It is accompanied by two other 23-inch monitors, all with 1080p resolution. The S230HL Abd sports VGA and DVI ports and sells for $169, while the S230HL Abii offers VGA and HDMI ports for $189.

The low end of the line is represented by the S200HL, a 20-inch monitor with a slightly lower 1600x900 resolution which also offers VGA and DVI ports. It sells for $139. The high end is the 27-inch S271HL, which shares a VESA mounting capability with the S23HL and offers DVI and HDMI ports selling for $329. All five units except the 20-inch S200HL offer HDCP to allow viewing of content-protected media and digital movies.






by MacNN Staff



  1. Paul Huang

    Joined: Dec 1969


    All TN =

    All Trashy Not-good monitors.

    Send them to the landfill, please.

  1. chas_m



    I disagree!

    TN is perfectly fine for instances where all you need is head-on viewing. Naturally, IPS is superior -- but it adds a few hundred dollars to the cost, wouldn't you say?

    It's perfectly fine that there's a cheapie option and a premium option. That's what has made the PeeCee/Mac world go around for decades now.

  1. BigMac2

    Joined: Dec 1969


    TN = lower grade

    Of all 3 way of making LCD (TN, PVA and IPS), the TN is the cheapest and lowest grade. But since TN screens need less backlight, therefor more energy efficient this is why Laptop almost exclusively use TN screen.

    From my point of view TN screens are ugly, there is no way to calibrate contrast on those screen because it keep changing with the angle of view.

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