Acer S1 LED Displays Aim To Be Thin and Green

Computer maker Acer might be looking to dethrone HP from its top slot in the worldwide computer market, but the company also makes a selection of computer peripherals, including its just-announced S1 line of LED-backlit desktop displays. The S1 series is designed to be space-conscious—they measure just 13 to 15mm thick—as well as offering power-saving and eco-friendly technologies.

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“In addition to the eye-catching design and crisp visual quality, the S1 series monitors were designed to be one of the slimmest monitors available today for consumers with a limited amount of desk space,” said Acer America senior product marketing manager for peripherals Irene Chan, in a statement. “Another key consideration was designing a monitor that delivers low energy consumption and environmental impact.”

The Acer S1 series monitors come in three sizes—20 inches, 21.5 inches, and 23-inches—with the 20inch version measuring just 13mm thick and the other two coming in at 15mm. Acer says the displays manage a 12,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 5 ms response times, and 250cm/m² of brightness. The units sport VGA and DVI (with DHCP) inputs, with the 23-inch version also offering an HDMI input. The 20-inch model sports a 1,600 by 900-pixel resolution, while the 21.5-inch and 23-inch units offer 1,920 by 1080-pixel native resolution.

All three displays feature LED backlighting (rather than flourescents) so they don’t contain hazardous halogen or mercury, and also offering up to 68 percent power savings. The S1 series displays are Energy Star 5.0 and RoHS compliant.

Acer says U.S. customers will be able to pick up the S1 series displays this month at retailers for suggested prices of $169.99 for the 20-inch version, $219.99 for the 21.5-inch version, and $269.99 for the 23-inch model.