Acer rolls out new S1 line of LED monitors


Acer has a heart for the environment with their new line of super slim LED monitors which will boast an eco-friendly, space-conscious design at the same time. Known as the new S1 series, it boasts a combination of the latest LED technology alongside a slim 13mm to 15mm profile, making them perfect for those who have extremely limited space in their homes, whether for work or entertainment purposes. They’re one of the slimmest LED monitors in the market, that’s for sure, and you’ll be hard pressed to find any other models out there that are comparable in terms of design and size. The S1 series from Acer will come in 20″, 21.5″ and 23″ sizes to suit your fancy.

All three of them will feature several key eco-friendly, energy-saving technologies, where all of them boast white LED backlighting that will not come with hazardous substances including mercury or halogen gases, making it a whole lot more environment friendly. Not only that, white LED technology consumes less juice, offering up to 68% of power savings to users. All three displays are also RoHS and ENERGY STAR 5.0 compliant, making it play nice with the latest and most widely used energy-conservation qualification to further help you reduce your monthly power bill (theoretically speaking, of course).

If you love recycling, then you’ll be pleased to know that they will also come in highly recyclable packaging materials, where all major plastic components are properly labeled with the composition code and recycling symbols to make sure any future recycling efforts will be based on ISO 1043/11469 standards. Being so green doesn’t mean it skimps on performance, as the new Acer S1 series feature 12,000,000:1 contrast ratio, a 16:9 aspect ratio, as well as 1920 x 1080 resolution for the 21.5″ and 23″ models, rapid 5ms response times, 250 cd/m2 brightness and 16.7 million colors support. Connectivity options comprise of a VGA port or DVI port with HDCP protection (depending on the model). The high end 23″ model also sports an all-digital HDMI interface, letting you hook up your video game consoles and Blu-ray players to it without missing a beat. The 20″ S201HL will retail for $169.99, while the 21.5″ S211HL is going for $219.99 with a $269.99 asking price for the 23″ S231HL.

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