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Acer Intros New Ultra Hi-Res IPS Monitors

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Acer is launching three new IPS LED-lit WQHD displays, one of which has 10-point touch input.

Acer introduced three new high-resolution LED-lit IPS monitors, the 27 inch Acer T272HUL model with 10-point touch input for consumers, the 27 inch Acer B276HUL and the 29 inch Acer B296CL, both of which are focused on the "prosumer" group. The touch panel will be made available later this month for $999 whereas the two non-touch displays are available now for $599.

“With the goal of providing our customers a superb viewing experience, our new monitors deliver brilliant images, flexibility in viewing options and generous screen real estate,” said Frank Chang, director of product management for Acer America. “Whether it’s a gamer, an entrepreneur or a multimedia enthusiast, users will appreciate the stunning image quality, comfortable ergonomics and size of these new monitors, which are easy on the eyes and enable better multitasking.”

With the 27 inch Acer T272HUL IPS panel, Acer is pushing its 10-point touch input as the big selling feature, indicating that it's ideal for Windows 8 users who can pinch-to-zoom, rotate images and scroll through web pages. The panel also boasts a 2560 x 1440 WQHD resolution, 1.07 billion colors, and a 5 ms response time. It also features an asymmetrical stand that allows the user to tilt the IPS panel back 30 to 80 degrees. Inputs include VGA, DVI, HDMI and a USB 3.0 hub (1 up, 2 down).

For the other two non-touch IPS panels, the 27 inch B276HUL and the 29 inch B296CL, the company is placing emphasis on their ergonomic design. Both have a multi-function ErgoStand which supplies a storage tray, a magnetic base for "sticking" paper clips, and cable management. It also allows the displays to be rotated 90 degrees clockwise, tilted from -5 to 35 degrees back in the high position and from -5 to 25 degrees in the low position. A 120-degree swivel provides more viewing angles with the ability to move the panels 60 degrees to the right or left without moving the base.

But that's not all. Inputs include DVI-D (dual link), two HDMI, DisplayPort and a USB 3.0 hub (1 up, 4 down). The displays also deliver 16.7 million colors, and a fast response time of 6 ms for the B276HUL and 8 ms for the B296CL. The 27 inch model has a 2560 x 1440 resolution and the 29 inch model a 2560 x 1080 resolution. Acer ComfyView provides a polarizer material to reflect less ambient light and reduce glare, the company said.

"The new models offer excellent viewing angles up to 178 degrees horizontally and vertically, making them excellent for collaboration and multi-monitor set-ups," the company said. "With an impressive 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio, they combine bright whites and rich blacks with superb 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."

All three models come with dual speakers, and power-off charging for smartphones and other devices. In some cases, these large displays can replace a multi-monitor set-up, the company said.

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    patrick47018 , August 19, 2013 6:15 AM
    It'd be nice to see 1440P become the standard
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    wanderer11 , August 19, 2013 6:55 AM
    2560x1440 is WQHD, not ultra.
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    mauller07 , August 19, 2013 7:09 AM
    i would like to finally see 2560x1440 resolution in smaller monitors 20 - 24in considering 2K and 4K displays being released
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    aoneone , August 19, 2013 7:19 AM
    but is the acer 27 inch one better than the Asus pb278q ?!?! I NEED TO KNOW THX!! ^_^
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    eklipz330 , August 19, 2013 8:13 AM
    Touch on a desktop monitor sounds pretty useless for the regular consumer... It would be great if they added a wii u tablet type control for touch
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    luckiest charm , August 19, 2013 8:54 AM
    I got goose bumps after reading "Ultra High Res." in Title ....

    Now its gone ... :( 
    Desperately waiting to see how games run on that resolution not looking like a really fast slideshow.....
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    John Bauer , August 19, 2013 10:09 AM
    Did I read this right? A VGA input for a 2560x1440 monitor? AND no DisplayPort???? What the hell, Acer.
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    edogawa , August 19, 2013 10:49 AM
    I really want see higher resolution become standard, even if I cannot game on it yet, I still want it for normal desktop use.

    On a side note, I hate the feel of touch screens, and I really hate the feeling of constantly rubbing fingers on a display.
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    captaincharisma , August 19, 2013 11:13 AM
    never did like acer. they were the only monitors that ever failed on me. now i just stick with samsung possibly asus if i were to get another one
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    soldier44 , August 19, 2013 11:34 AM
    For about a grand you can get a better 2560 x 1600 30 inch model. I'm waiting on 4K pc displays to hit for under 2 grand.
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    mavikt , August 19, 2013 12:17 PM
    I don't know... nice to see the selection of hi-res monitors increase but;
    for me 16:9 is for TV's, 16:10 for computing/gaming.
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    GreaseMonkey_62 , August 20, 2013 11:17 AM
    Did I read this right? A VGA input for a 2560x1440 monitor? AND no DisplayPort???? What the hell, Acer.

    I still don't understand why VGA is an option on any new device, be it monitor or computer. It needs to die already and make DisplayPort or HDMI standard. If you current device can't hack it, get an adapter or get an upgrade.
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    thesuperguy , August 23, 2013 6:00 PM
    The thing with 1440p becoming the standard is that suddenly all the games that you could max out easily on 1080p start to feeling sluggish unless you, dare I say, turn down the settings. Not being able to max something out makes it feel incomplete.