AOC launched on Wednesday a 24-inch Full HD IPS display (i2473Pwm) packed with a pair of 7-watt speakers installed at the base. The company believes this design provides higher quality audio than display solutions with the speakers mounted on the back of the panel.
The big selling point of this monitor seems to be the sound system, which is based on ONKYO sound technology (opens in new tab). This company specializes in home cinema and audio equipment, such as receivers, Blu-ray players, amplifiers, tuners, speakers and more. That should mean customers will hear superb audio coming from the panel's speakers.
"The AOC monitor's built-in speakers pack enough sound to eliminate the need for additional desktop speakers, allowing you to free up more desk space for multiple monitor configurations," reads the PR.
According to the specs, this 23.8-inch panel has LED-backlighting and a 1920 x 1080 resolution at 60 Hz. The display also has a 16:9 aspect ratio, a typical brightness of 250 cd/m2, a typical response time of 5 ms, a color depth of 16.7 million, and a 50M:1 dynamic contrast-ratio. The panel can be adjusted from -0.5 degrees to 20 degrees, or mounted on the wall thanks to its VESA compliance.
This new panel actually has two HDMI connections, one of which is MHL compatible. That means customers can connect to the port with an MHL compatible device and receive a charge while it's pumping video and/or audio to the screen. Think of it as three lanes: video, audio and power.
The company believes that this monitor is "ideal as an entertainment hub," sporting "a sleek body framed by an extremely narrow black hairline-textured bezel." Indeed, with three video inputs, consumers will be able to connect a PC, a set-top-box and a game console simultaneously.
To pre-purchase this new display, grab $249 USD and head over to Amazon right here (opens in new tab).
Annoying dang bug.