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ViewSonic Launching 'Frameless' IPS LED Panels

ViewSonic launched its new VX70Smh-LED Series of desktop monitors which include the 27-inch VX2770Smh-LED, the 23-inch VX2370Smh-LED, and the 22-inch VX2270Smh-LED. All three feature a professional grade widescreen SuperClear IPS panel with a frameless bezel for "displays that look as good as they perform." Prices start at $189 and shipments begin this month.

According to the specs, the displays feature a Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, an impressive 30,000,000:1 MEGA Dynamic Contrast Ratio, and wide 178-degree viewing angles. They also feature two base-mounted 1.5w speakers with SRS Premium Sound, and several video inputs including HDMI and DVI with HDCP (High Definition Content Protection).

"Our new VX70Smh-LED Series offers the best combination of performance and features in the industry, and we’ve sweetened the deal by packaging it up in a beautiful frameless bezel design," said Erik Willey, LCD monitor and PC product marketing director at ViewSonic. "Available in a range of sizes, these displays are ideal for consumers, gamers and multimedia enthusiasts alike."

The spec list also reports that the monitors have a typical contrast ratio of 1000:1, a typical brightness of 250 cd/m2, and a 7ms (GTG) response time. The light source has a minimum lifespan of 30,000 hours, and the overall power consumption resides within 20W and 27W, depending on its current state.

"This environmentally friendly, mercury-free Series delivers an energy savings of up to 40% against comparatively sized displays," the company said. "ViewSonic’s Eco-mode feature furthers these savings by helping extend display life. Teamed with a standard 3-year limited warranty and the industry’s best pixel performance policy, even the most discerning display user can feel confident in their investment."

The 27-inch VX2770Smh-LED and the 23-inch VX2370Smh-LED will be available in early October for respective ESPs of $319 and $189. A 22-inch version within this Series (VX2270Smh-LED) is expected to be available in early December for an ESP of $159.

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