Typically when a company advertises a product for enterprise or commercial customers, what they're really saying is, 'Hey, we jacked up the price, thanks for your business.' That doesn't appear to be the case with Acer's new B243PWL monitor, a 24-inch "commercial display." It's a $329 (MSRP) monitor, but it boasts an IPS panel with a Full HD (1920x1200) 16:10 screen resolution and a 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio (dynamic).
Acer eschewed an HDMI port in favor of equipping the B243PWL with a DisplayPort, VGA connector, and DVI with HDCP support. It's an energy efficient display with an EPEAT Gold rating, the highest of any EPEAT certification available, which means that it meets at least 75 percent of EPEAT's optional criteria.
"We're pleased to offer our commercial customers a premium IPS display, which provides the image caliber necessary for photo editing, digital video creation and media-rich presentation development," said Chris White, senior director of product marketing, Acer America. "Not only does it produce superior picture quality, but its low power consumption provides a low total cost of ownership."
Other features include 300 nits brightness, an integrated eColor Management tool, built-in speakers, integrated USB hub, and tiilt, swivel, height adjustment, and rotate options with support for both landscape and portrait mode.
The B243PWL is available now and backed with a three-year warranty.