Monday, December 12th 2011

Acer Intros New 23-inch Ultra-Slim Monitors in Japan

Acer introduced two new ultra-slim LED-backlit LCD monitors in Japan, both sized 23-inch. These include the S235HLBii and S230HLCii (pictured below in that order). The S235HLbii sports a swanky sharp-edged design with a smart base (that which holds the connections), while the S230HLCii features a more conventional design. Another major difference between the two is that while the former is HDCP-capable and features as many as two HDMI inputs, the latter, quite shockingly, lacks digital inputs - even DVI at that - and only features a D-Sub analog input. Those aside, both monitors sport 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, 5 ms response time, 250 cd/m² maximum brightness, 1,000:1 static contrast ratio, and viewing angles of 170/160 degrees. The pricing of the two remains unclear.

Source: PC Watch
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17 Comments on Acer Intros New 23-inch Ultra-Slim Monitors in Japan

#1
devguy
Two 16:9 TN Panel monitors, both of which have external PSUs, and one doesn't even have a digital input. Why do we need these?
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#2
TheLostSwede
by: devguy
Two 16:9 TN Panel monitors, both of which have external PSUs, and one doesn't even have a digital input. Why do we need these?
Now that's a really good question and um, eh, I don't have a good answer for it :cool:
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#3
Taurus_G4
by: saneyl
TN-poop monitors. What a disappointment :banghead:
TN=Poop that too with a 23" .. Sheer disappointment!

First one's design is good tough.
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#4
n-ster
LOL no DVI or HDMI on that last one = fail. Even office computers are starting to have Digital inputs
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#5
TRWOV
by: TheLostSwede
Now that's a really good question and um, eh, I don't have a good answer for it :cool:
Office computers are rarely updated or replaced. A cheap D-sub only monitor makes sense for that market.
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#6
hhumas
good for vga lovers
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#7
Completely Bonkers
1920 x 1080y

TN (lol) + 1080y (lol) + 1,000 contrast ratio (lol) + Analog input (lol) + 23" for 1080y! (lol) = trolololololololo

The only things going for it are, nice design, matte screen, and just $120 for the monitor!

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#8
Static~Charge
by: TRWOV
Office computers are rarely updated or replaced. A cheap D-sub only monitor makes sense for that market.
If my office's computers have DVI, HDMI, or DisplayPort, I always hook up the monitor to the digital output. The picture quality is noticeably better (to my eyes, anyway) than analog SVGA.
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btarunr
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by: Static~Charge
If my office's computers have DVI, HDMI, or DisplayPort, I always hook up the monitor to the digital output.
All three of those are digital connections.
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#10
DanishDevil
The one good thing I see out of at least one of these monitors is that they moved the connectors to the base rather than the back of the unit. That would be INFINITELY easier to both cable manage and hook up.

The one bad thing is that is makes the panel entirely impossible to VESA mount. Unfortunately, it's going to have to stay reserved for low-end.
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#11
n-ster
by: DanishDevil
The one good thing I see out of at least one of these monitors is that they moved the connectors to the base rather than the back of the unit. That would be INFINITELY easier to both cable manage and hook up.

The one bad thing is that is makes the panel entirely impossible to VESA mount. Unfortunately, it's going to have to stay reserved for low-end.
Yea the ports seem more accessible since the support thing is on one side and the ports on the other. Ports in the base looks much nicer too
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#13
arnoo1
There are 2 hdmi ports on that screen with not center foot...,
Tn ia good for gaming and extern psu's isn't a problem only makes monitors slimmer
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#14
Completely Bonkers
Off-centre stands just look wrong and wobble more. A bit like off-centre legs on a chair. It aint balanced and it isnt fung-shui. It doesnt matter how strong they make it, it looks naff and like an 80's haircut.
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#15
Cold Storm
Battosai
by: St.Alia-Of-The-Knife
I like the sideways base design
never seen that before
I know you haven't seen it before, but Acer's been doing it for a while now.


Acer 2009 model

Now, it does look nicer then when the first started the line.. But, without the VESA Mount.. I'm losing though of getting anything else.. Now that everyone wants "thin" it's a pain to fine one that will work.. Work in your price range.
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#16
[H]@RD5TUFF
by: devguy
Two 16:9 TN Panel monitors, both of which have external PSUs, and one doesn't even have a digital input. Why do we need these?
But there soo "slim" . . . .:wtf:

agree 100%
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#17
Static~Charge
by: btarunr
All three of those are digital connections.
Let me clarify that: All of our monitors have digital inputs of one type or another (DVI, HDMI, or DisplayPort). If the computer also has a digital output, then that's the way to go. SVGA is my connection of last resort.
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