The 16:9 monitor revolution (or is that resolution? ha ha...ahem!) has begun. I reported last week that most monitor vendors were moving their lines from a 16:10 aspect ratio to 16:9, since 16:9 is what HDTVs use and monitor vendors would like HD content to fit more nicely on their monitors. Now the first related post-CES news is that Acer is joining the fray.
Last week, Acer announced its Business (B) Series of monitors, the 23-inch B233HU bmidhz and 27-inch B273HU bmidhz. According to Acer, each monitor features a dark gray bezel and a black case. Each monitor also includes a tilt function, swivel, and screen height adjustments.
According to Acer, each display boasts a resolution of 2048x1152 and features a 5ms pixel response time. The 23-inch B233HU will purportedly achieve a 300 candelas per square meters (cd/M2) brightness, while the 27-inch B273HU features a brightness of 400 cd/M2.
Each monitor features the Acer Adaptive Contrast Management feature. According to Acer, this allows the user to adjust the image frame by frame to optimize contrast.
Both displays are available now. The B233HU bmidhz display is available for an suggested retail price of $289, and the B273HU bmidhz display is available for a suggested retail price of $409.