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Acer's New B243PWL Commercial Display Is Picture-Perfect From Every Angle(May 01, 2012)
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/01/12 --
- IPS technology delivers consistent images at wide angles -- up to 178 degrees horizontally and vertically -- making it ideal for swiveling and pivoting and multi-monitor set-ups.
- EPEAT Gold® registered, the highest caliber of EPEAT certification available, the display meets all of EPEAT's environmental measures plus at least 75 percent of EPEAT's optional criteria.
- LED-backlit, it reduces energy costs by consuming up to 68 percent less power than standard CCFL-backlit displays.
- The 1920 x 1200 WUXGA resolution and 60Hz refresh rate make it perfect for advanced 1080p Full HD widescreen multimedia applications, such as digital video creation and photo editing.
- Offers excellent connectivity, including DisplayPort, which provides true digital imaging and crystal clear audio via one small cable.
Acer America today has unveiled the Acer B243PWL, a new 24-inch ergonomic display with premium IPS technology, which provides excellent wide angle viewing and color saturation. It's designed to meet the needs of business, education and government customers who require first-rate color reproduction.
Leveraging an IPS panel, the Acer B243PWL delivers uniform color temperature at nearly every point for consistent images even when the screen is viewed 60 degrees from the center -- up to 178 degrees horizontally and vertically -- making it ideal for swiveling and pivoting and multi-monitor set-ups.
Offering exceptional connectivity, the Acer B243PWL comes with DisplayPort in addition to VGA and DVI (w/HDCP). DisplayPort provides both true digital images and crystal clear audio via one small cable, which saves space and provides a clean look and feel. DisplayPort works with the computer or projector without resorting to artifact inducing encoding. It delivers every pixel to the screen as rendered by the PC with the highest accuracy and fastest response required to support the B243PWL's high resolution, refresh rate and color depth.
"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."
EPEAT Gold® registered, the highest caliber of EPEAT certification available, the display meets all of EPEAT's environmental measures and at least 75 percent of EPEAT's optional criteria. The display is constructed of mercury-free materials and uses mostly recyclable packaging materials, reducing its environmental impact. It's also LED-backlit, which reduces energy costs by consuming up to 68 percent less power than standard CCFL-backlit displays. TCO certified, the B243PWL adheres to strict environmental, performance and ergonomic design standards. Displays bearing the TCO label deliver excellent picture quality, consume less energy and use minimal hazardous substances.
The high 1920 x 1200 WUXGA resolution and 60Hz refresh rate make the B243PWL perfect for advanced 1080p Full HD widescreen multimedia and productivity applications. With an impressive 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio and a brightness of 300 nits, it combines the brightest whites and the deepest blacks with a significant improvement of gradation and detail, especially in dim or bright scenes. Outfitted with the Acer eColor Management tool, users can optimize image performance under different viewing scenarios at the touch of a button.
The ergonomic design optimizes the viewing position for maximum comfort even during prolonged use. The panel can be conveniently rotated for viewing of images in either portrait or landscape mode. Highly flexible, it can also be swiveled 35 degrees to the left and right and tilted from 15 inches up or 5 inches down, while the height is adjustable from 4 inches up or down. It also includes two built-in speakers and a USB hub.
Like all Acer monitors, the Acer B243PWL Kbmdrz features a standard three-year warranty.(1) The display is available now via Acer's authorized resellers in the U.S. with prices beginning at $329.
Since its founding in 1976, Acer has achieved its goal of breaking barriers between people and technology. Globally, Acer ranks No. 2 for notebook PCs.(2) A profitable and sustainable Channel Business Model is instrumental to the company's continuing growth, while its multi-brand approach integrates Acer, Gateway, Packard Bell, and eMachines brands in worldwide markets. Acer designs environmentally friendly products and has established a green supply chain through collaboration with suppliers. Acer is proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement, including supporting the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and London 2012 Olympic Games. The Acer Group employs 8,000 people across the globe. Revenues for 2011 reached US$15.7 billion. Visit www.acer-group.com for more information.
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1) Limited warranty agreement applies. For a copy, write to Acer Customer Service, P.O. Box 6137, Temple, TX 76503.
2) Source: Gartner data FY 2011.
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