Gone are the days when ghastly looking CRT monitors cluttered your desk with a chunky footprint and all the grace of a sloth. Some of today's displays actually quality for design awards, like Acer's S235HL monitor, winner of a 2012 iF product design award and one of five new ultra-slim, LED-backlit S Series LCD panels unveiled to the U.S. market place today.
The other four models include the S200HL (20-inch), S230HL Abd (23-inch), S230HL Abii (23-inch), and S271HL (27-inch). All of these feature 100,000,000:1 contrast ratios (dynamic), 5ms response times, LED backlights, slim designs, and Acer's eColor Management tool that lets users tweak image performance for different viewing scenarios with the touch of a button.
Not all five are created equal, however. The S200HL stands as the lone model with a 1600x900 screen resolution; all the rest boast Full HD 1920x1080 panels. Connectivity consists of VGA and two HDMI ports on the S235HL, VGA and DVI on the S200HL and both the S230HL Abd and Abii models, and DVI and HDMI on the S271HL.
The S235HL ($219) and S271HL ($329) will be available in April, while the S200HL ($139), S230HL Abd ($169), and S230HL ($189) are available now.