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New Acer Displays Have Near-Zero Frame

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Acer has brought its H6 Series of LED-backlit monitors to the United States without MHL support.

Acer has launched a new series of "zero frame" LED-backlit IPS panels here in the United States that's ideal for consumers who use more than one display.

According to Acer, the frame is actually 0.8-inches thin, providing "seamless" visuals when several units are placed side-by-side and/or on top of each other. The frame also has a brushed hairline finish and a magnetic surface for posting notes and storing paper clips directly to the display's stand.

This new Acer H6 Series comes in two models: the 21.5-inch version (H226HQL) and the 23-inch version (H236HL). Both models have Full 1080p HD IPS panels, wide viewing angles up to 178 degrees, a crisp 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio, a brightness of 250 cd/m2, and a fast 5ms response time. They also provide the Acer eColor Management tool which allows users to optimize image performance under different viewing scenarios.

"Our new Acer H Series displays are the ideal all-around monitors due to their flexibility, Full HD resolution and excellent viewing angles," said Chris White, senior director of product marketing for Acer America. "They offer users the ability to display content with viewing angles as wide as 178 degrees, which makes them ideal for collaborating with others. Plus, the near zero frame construction is perfect for use in multi-monitor setups and video walls."

Acer said the displays can tilt from -5 to 15-degrees so that users can adjust them for the most comfortable fit. They also come with built-in speakers and multiple digital connectivity options including HDMI, DVI and VGA.

The company launched the H6 Series across Europe back in November 2012. Although it wasn't mentioned in the North American announcement (and doesn't show up on the tech specs), Acer said this new series features built-in support for Mobile High-Definition Link, or MHL. This allows an MHL-compatible device like a tablet or smartphone to not only display its contents on the big screen, but receive a charge from the display as well. Unlike HDMI, MHL includes a built-in third power connection line next to the video and audio lanes, eliminating the need for a separate power adapter.

The new Acer H6 Series displays are now available at retailers in the U.S. costing $149.99 for the 21.5-inch Acer H226HQL display and $179.99 for the 23-inch Acer H236HL display.


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    paladinnz , February 19, 2013 8:44 PM
    "According to Acer, the frame is actually 0.8-inches thin" if you follow the link you'll find that Acer says that the frame is 0.08 inches.
    Only out by a factor of 10 Toms, keep up the good work!
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    kitsunestarwind , February 19, 2013 9:03 PM
    0.8 inches is worse then my current Acer monitors, I'm assuming they mean 0.08 inches
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    paladinnz , February 19, 2013 8:44 PM
    "According to Acer, the frame is actually 0.8-inches thin" if you follow the link you'll find that Acer says that the frame is 0.08 inches.
    Only out by a factor of 10 Toms, keep up the good work!
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    wannabepro , February 19, 2013 8:45 PM
    Not thin enough...

    How about 0.05 centimeters
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    g00fysmiley , February 19, 2013 8:54 PM
    i liek acer monitors, i have one i would buy more but thier thin lightweight ones usually lack a versa mounting plate, bout to buy 2 more monitors and this is the oen thing stoppign me from buying them hopefully they will release some with that feature as the site indicates this does not
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    kitsunestarwind , February 19, 2013 9:03 PM
    0.8 inches is worse then my current Acer monitors, I'm assuming they mean 0.08 inches
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    blazorthon , February 19, 2013 9:23 PM
    Wasn't there news about claims on the bezels of these monitors being BS a few weeks ago?
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    abbadon_34 , February 19, 2013 9:54 PM
    MHL ? Yet ANOTHER connector and cord, what ever happened to the idea of a single unified cable?
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    CaedenV , February 19, 2013 9:57 PM
    now we are getting somewhere! The problem with bezzels is that you always have 2 of them side by side, but at .08" we are finally getting to the point where it would not be as big of a deal. Personally I would like to see 1/10th of an inch between screens, which would mean .05" bezel on each, but I understand that is asking for a lot. Surely we could make screens thicker and move some of the backlighting behind the screen instead of being edge lit?

    The other issue is size, resolution, and price. Looking at some of these nice korean 'black market' monitors on ebay really has me itching as you can get a good 27-30" IPS monitor at 1440 resolution for well under $200. Sure, there is no warranty, but for the price you can pick up 4-5 of them before you approach the cost of an HP or Dell screen. I currently run a 28" monitor at home and duel 26" monitors at work, and I would love to have 3 screens at that size at a higher resolution... but I am not about to pay $1K+ for each of them.
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    CaedenV , February 19, 2013 10:00 PM
    abbadon_34MHL ? Yet ANOTHER connector and cord, what ever happened to the idea of a single unified cable?

    MHL is just a HDMI cable with a few extra pins to charge the connected device, my understanding is that it is backwards compatible with standard HDMI devices, so you still have a single unified cable.
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    Omniblivion , February 19, 2013 10:01 PM
    Does anyone know where to find accurate pictures of this monitor? All of the pictures I've seen show a clear gap between the image and the edge of the frame... much more than "0.08 inches". Even the picture in this article (and on Acer's website!) shows a clear gap.
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    blazorthon , February 19, 2013 10:06 PM
    abbadon_34MHL ? Yet ANOTHER connector and cord, what ever happened to the idea of a single unified cable?


    When was that ever a reality? Firewire is the closest example that I can think of and they aren't even updating it properly anymore.
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    anon8172 , February 19, 2013 10:53 PM
    Why do most the pictures on the Acer site, including the preview here, show a monitor with a thick bezel?
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    shadowfamicom , February 19, 2013 11:01 PM
    OmniblivionDoes anyone know where to find accurate pictures of this monitor? All of the pictures I've seen show a clear gap between the image and the edge of the frame... much more than "0.08 inches". Even the picture in this article (and on Acer's website!) shows a clear gap.


    Yeah, would love a picture of this monitor.
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    anon8172 , February 19, 2013 11:10 PM
    OmniblivionDoes anyone know where to find accurate pictures of this monitor? All of the pictures I've seen show a clear gap between the image and the edge of the frame... much more than "0.08 inches". Even the picture in this article (and on Acer's website!) shows a clear gap.


    Yeah. Click the link and look at the drawing on the last picture on the bottom of each product page, for a zoom in view. No idea why they don't just take a picture of their own amazing looking product. Probably not really in production.
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    Undertuned , February 19, 2013 11:11 PM
    Arrrghh...
    1080p is for this years cellphones with 5" displays.. When can we expect backlit IPS 24" pc monitors with 2560x1600 (or higher) for a reasonable price, say $300, from Acer, Dell, Hp and the other respectable displaymakers?
    Even the Nexus 10 sports 1600p @ 10" with a pricetab of $300 (and that includes the CPU, GPU, memory etc.)
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    TunaSoda , February 20, 2013 12:23 AM
    1.6" is seamless? ROFL
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    freggo , February 20, 2013 12:36 AM
    1080p... stopped reading.
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    r3dl1n3 , February 20, 2013 2:38 AM
    if you read the press release it's .08 inch frame.. not 0.8 inch frame
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    seinfeld , February 20, 2013 10:28 AM
    CaedenVnow we are getting somewhere! The problem with bezzels is that you always have 2 of them side by side, but at .08" we are finally getting to the point where it would not be as big of a deal. Personally I would like to see 1/10th of an inch between screens, which would mean .05" bezel on each, but I understand that is asking for a lot. Surely we could make screens thicker and move some of the backlighting behind the screen instead of being edge lit?The other issue is size, resolution, and price. Looking at some of these nice korean 'black market' monitors on ebay really has me itching as you can get a good 27-30" IPS monitor at 1440 resolution for well under $200. Sure, there is no warranty, but for the price you can pick up 4-5 of them before you approach the cost of an HP or Dell screen. I currently run a 28" monitor at home and duel 26" monitors at work, and I would love to have 3 screens at that size at a higher resolution... but I am not about to pay $1K+ for each of them.


    they are already making curved screens , which will get rid these dual monitor B's (unless you run apps etc that need it) F1 companies run these curved screens in their simulators
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    susyque747 , February 20, 2013 12:44 PM
    UndertunedArrrghh...1080p is for this years cellphones with 5" displays.. When can we expect backlit IPS 24" pc monitors with 2560x1600 (or higher) for a reasonable price, say $300, from Acer, Dell, Hp and the other respectable displaymakers?Even the Nexus 10 sports 1600p @ 10" with a pricetab of $300 (and that includes the CPU, GPU, memory etc.)

    Good luck with that but Apple does have a nice monitor if you have the bucks. 2560-by-1440 27"
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    blazorthon , February 20, 2013 12:54 PM
    susyque747Good luck with that but Apple does have a nice monitor if you have the bucks. 2560-by-1440 27"


    If I wanted a 2560x1440 or 2560x1600 display, I'd get an el cheapo Korean model. They're more than worth the savings over the often several times more expensive models from popular companies.
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