New to the portfolio of Taiwanese manufacturer Acer is a 23-inch multimedia display. According to Acer, the panel announced in a press statement is aimed at a lifestyle and design-oriented target group, with the desire for demanding HD entertainment and gaming. It certainly looks chic, with its piano lacquer frame, glass base and distinctive gleaming blue back, which is new from Acer. But what are the internal values like?
The 16:9 model with the description H235H should offer a dynamic contrast ratio of 100,000:1 and brightness of 300 Candela. Thanks to the fast typical response time of two milliseconds, any blurring effects in films or streaking are eliminated. %The fact that the monitor will be very suitable for fast-moving images is thanks to its integrated TN (Twisted Nematic) panel.
ACM (Adaptive Contrast Management) is the magic word on which Acer bases the "outstanding image quality " which can be expected from the model. This is Acer’s own ACM technology, which should allow for extraordinarily sharp image display in LCDs. The input signal is analysed and adjusted dynamically to the image content, which means that dark scenes – according to Acer – are actually dark and the colour display is more brilliant than without ACM.
As is fitting for a display advertised as a Full-HD model, the H235H offers a native resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. Thanks to HDMI and HDCP-enabled DVI port, playback of Full-HD content is possible and laptops or PC can be connected via VGA socket. Integrated stereo speakers round off the multimedia package.
Acer is also equipping its new model with a Kensington lock connection and has also thought of a VESA fixture. In order not to spoil the closed impression of the display frame, Acer has decided to use motion-sensitive sensors for using the OSD rather than normal buttons. The recommended retail price for the H235H is 249 Euro according to Acer; the model should be available immediately.