The three new monitors from Acer boast 27- and 29-inch screens and are designed for multitasking.
August 15, 2013
Acer America Corp., San Jose, Calif., is now offering three ultra-high-resolution LED monitors with 27- and 29-inch screens designed for multitasking, viewing two images at once, and/or replacing a multimonitor setup. The new displays include a touch model for consumers and two nontouch monitors designed for both consumers and professionals.
The Acer T272HUL 27-inch consumer model features 2,560 x 1,440 WQHD resolution, with 1.07 billion colors and 5 ms response time. Windows 8 compliant, it enables consumers to take advantage of the features in Windows 8 with a 10-point multitouch screen, whether using a new PC or an old PC upgraded to the new operating system.
An asymmetrical stand enables users to view images tilted back from 30 to 80 degrees. For connectivity, it’s outfitted with VGA, DVI, HDMI, and a USB 3.0 hub (one up, two down).
The prosumer-oriented monitors include the Acer B276HUL with a 27-inch screen and WQHD 2,560 x 1,440 resolution, and the Acer B296CL with a 29-inch screen and 2,560 x 1,080 resolution. Both the B276HUL and B296CL tout a slim, clean design with venting integrated into the grooves. Neat cable management keeps cables organized; a storage tray houses common office items; and a magnetic surface on the stand base accommodates paper clips. In addition to being VESA compliant, an easy-release button makes changing the display’s location from stand to wall simple.
The Acer B276HUL and Acer B296CL feature a multifunction ErgoStand with tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment. The displays can be pivoted 90 degrees clockwise for both horizontal and vertical viewing. They can also be tilted from -5 to 35 degrees back in the high position and from -5 to 25 degrees in the low position. A 120-degree swivel provides more viewing angles with the ability to move the panel 60 degrees to the right or left without moving the base.
These displays come with DVI-D (dual link), 2 x HDMI, DisplayPort, and a USB 3.0 hub (one up, four down), so users can connect to and view multiple displays simultaneously. HDMI delivers both audio and visual content via one small cable to eliminate clutter and maximize space. In addition, DisplayPort delivers every pixel to the screen as rendered by the PC with the highest accuracy and fastest response required to support the display’s high resolution, refresh rate, and color depth, according to the company.
These displays deliver 16.7 million colors and response time of 6 ms for the B276HUL and 8 ms for the B296CL. Acer ComfyView provides a polarizer material to reflect less ambient light and reduce glare.
All three models offer viewing angles up to 178 degrees horizontally and vertically, and boast a contrast ratio of 100,000,000:1. The Acer eColor Management tool enables users to optimize image performance under different viewing scenarios at the touch of a button.
All models also come with dual speakers and USB 3.0 with power-off charging for smartphones and other digital devices. LED-backlit, they reduce energy costs by consuming up to 68 percent less power than standard CCFL-backlit displays. The monitors are also Energy Star and TCO qualified.
The Acer T272HUL will be available at leading retailers in late August; MSRP is $999. The Acer B276HUL and Acer B296CL are available now at Acer resellers in the U.S., with suggested prices starting at $599. All three models feature a standard three-year warranty.