Acer Debuts Crazy Thin 25- and 27-Inch WQHD H7 Series Monitors With USB-C Connectivity
Every monitor maker out there is building increasingly thin displays, but the R1 Series by Acer happens to be the world's slimmest with an enclosure that measures a scant 7mm. The monitors in the R1 Series also boast a ZeroFrame design to make the most of their available real estate, along with 5 to 15 degrees of adjustable tilt, a blue light filter to reduce eye fatigue, and Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) display resolutions.
The R1 Series will come in several display sizes, including 21.5 inches, 23 inches, 23.8 inches, 25 inches, and 27 inches, with prices starting at an affordable $130. Look for them to reach the market in the first quarter.
Second up to bat is Acer's H7 Series. These monitors are the first in the world to support USB Type-C devices, or so Acer claims.
Like the R1 Series, Acer's H7 monitors sport a ZeroFrame design. They also bring to the table a diamond-cut and brushed metal stand for a bit of elegant bling. Other features include a WQHD (2560x1440) resolution, TrueHarmony and DTS Sound, HDMI 2.0 input, an 100 percent coverage of the sRGB color space.
The H7 Series will come in 25-inch and 27-inch options starting at $500, with availability expected next month.
Finally, Acer announced a next generation XR Series monitor, the XR342CK. It's a big size 34-inch UltraWide display with a 3440x1440 resolution, 21:9 aspect ratio, and 1900R curvature.
The XR342CK is another high quality panel delivering 100 percent coverage of the sRGB color space. It also features 6-axis color adjustment, DTS Sound, picture-in-picture (PIP) and picture-by-picture (PBP) support, and a base that can swivel from -30 to +30 degrees.
For gamers wielding an AMD Radeon graphics card, the XR342CK supports AMD FreeSync technology for a smoother and tear-free gaming experience. That's not a bad feature-set, though Acer's a bit cagey on the monitor's availability -- it's said to launch in EMEA regions in March for €1,099 (around $1,190 in U.S. currency), with a gradual roll out to other regions to follow.