Acer has been active at CES 2016 so far, pushing out information on a new 2-in-1 notebook, a high-powered Windows 10 notebook, and confirming the Liquid Jade Primo Windows 10 Mobile smartphone. The company clearly doesn't want to leave those of us who already own machines out in the cold, however, as they also have a line of new monitors on the way.
Broken out into three series, the R1, H7, and XR342Ck, the monitors offer up a fairly impressive lineup with a number of innovative and attractive features. Highlights include:
- - Acer R1 series, world’s thinnest monitors with under 7mm thickness and a ZeroFrame design, maximize the viewing area
- - Acer H7 series, world’s first USB Type-C monitors for fast data transfer, displaying and charging functions; boasts built-in 100 percent sRGB color gamut technology
- - Acer XR342CK sports a curved UltraWide QHD (3440x1440) display with 100 percent sRGB gamut technology and 6-axis color adjustment for a perfect picture; base can swivel from -30 to +30 degrees
- - All monitors reduce eye strain through Acer EyeProtect technology and provide outstanding color performance thanks to IPS panels supporting 178-degree wide viewing angles and Acer ColorPlus
Acer R1 Series, starting at $129.99 and Q1 availability in North America
Intended to offer some nice specs for mainstream users. Full HD (1920 X 1080) resolution is fine for the typical user, and the R1 adds in EcoDisplay and ENERGY STAR 6.0 support for reduce energy use. Offered in 21.5-, 23-, 23.8-, 25-, and 27-inch screen sizes, the new monitors can meet just about any space and use requirement. And, being 7mm thin, the monitors set a new standard for thinness.
Acer H7 Series, starting at $499.99 and February availability in North America
Coming in at 25- and 27-inch versions, the H7 offer USB Type-C connections to support the emerging connectivity standard, while adding in excellent audio via Acer TrueHarmony and DTS Sound, along with WQHD (2560 X 1440) resolution. Superior color performance is provided by 100% sRGB color gamut support.
Acer XR342CK, starting at €1,099 and March availability in EMEA
This 34-inch 21:9 curved widescreen monitor supports UltraWide QHD (3440 X 1440) resolution and excellent color gamut support at 100% of sRGB. DTS Sound and 6-axis color adjustment and ambient lighting pump up the performance, and the ability to daisy-chain monitors and utilize PIP/PBP makes the monitors excellent for anyone who wants to maximize their productivity. Finally, AMD FreeSync tech reduces tearing and provides variable refresh rates for outstanding gaming and video performance.
CES 2016 continues to provide some excellent Windows 10 and even Windows 10 Mobile machine announcements, and we'll be keeping you up-to-date on all of the news. Acer has been among the leaders so far, and we're looking forward to seeing what the rest of the Windows OEM field is putting out in 2016.