Friday, October 23rd 2009

Acer Intros S243HLbmii W-LED Illuminated Display

Acer released its newest PC display, the S243HLbmii. This 24 inch widescreen LCD display sports a futuristic design, and is only 14.5 mm thick. Some of its biggest selling points apart from the design include LED illumination that consumes a mere 17.2W during normal operation, a 65% reduction in energy consumption, compared to LCDs with conventional CFL illumination. The illumination isn't the conventional LED backlit either. The W-LED technology it uses provides a dynamic contrast ratio of 8,000,000:1 (static remains at 1,000:1), with a maximum brightness of 250 cd/m². The native screen resolution is 1920 x 1080, with a response time of 2 ms (GTG). Concealed in the frame, are the two 1W speakers. Display input connectivity includes D-Sub, and two HDMI connectors. It has started selling in Japan for 33,000¥ (240€).

Source: Akihabara News
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41 Comments on Acer Intros S243HLbmii W-LED Illuminated Display

#1
Mussels
Moderprator
around here in Au, LED screens are cheaper. 24" cold cathode screens are a few hundred $$ more than 23.6" LED screens


may just be an au thing i guess
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#2
Cuzza
not in NZ. mind you, aussie is known for some strange things. dingos stealing babies and stuff
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#3
Woody112
Most people don't realize it but LED's are cheaper. All it is is a diode that emits light, nothing more. Cost pennies to produce. Cold cathode tubes cost nickels to produce. You get the idea, the only thing keeping LED's at the price they are is advertising and the fact that their the new's tec to get on the market. Which always draws a price premium.
Really LED panels are just flat out cheaper to manufacture. Wish I had a patent on them is all.LOL
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Wile E
Power User
3870x2 said:
I have a 24" with 2ms and my tv is 42". Side by side, there is absolutely no difference that the human eye can detect at all whatsoever, and if you say you do, it is a lie. The current panels in production are pretty much optimal in that aspect.
Step off to the side slightly, or go above or below the center line on a Tn-Film.

And even if you do happen to be looking at both dead center, if you can't tell the picture quality difference between a Tn-film and a PVA or IPS, then you are blind.
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BazookaJoe
Mussels said:
LED's got three advantages right now
1. cheaper
2. brighter
3. thinner screens
even if it has other flaws swansen (please, list these drawbacks - i'm curious) they have enough good reasons to make them work in the market.
To continue on this :

Another bonus of an led BACKLIGHT is that instead of a solid white plane (as in most modern panels, that results in "glowing" black areas, and hence poor contrast), some manufacturers are now making what is effectively a simple "Black & White" LED backlight screen behind the color screen so that there is only light where there should be (as the backlight screen only displays the brightness pattern of the current frame, instead of displaying the image itself).

Overall this IS a far better idea than just using a plain white backlight, as your image will appear far more balanced, and it helps to expand the effective color tone range of the monitor without having to use more expensive color layers. It's still basically a cheap trick rather than actually producing a proper output medium like OLED, but it can DEFINITELY result in better images.

And before anyone asks what I mean by a "proper" output medium - I mean one where each pixel emits it's OWN light, and there is no backlight at all, rather than the current method whereby all of the pixels are arranged in what is effectively a stained glass window, with a Backlight shining through it from behind.
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BazookaJoe
Wile E said:
Step off to the side slightly, or go above or below the center line on a Tn-Film.

And even if you do happen to be looking at both dead center, if you can't tell the picture quality difference between a Tn-film and a PVA or IPS, then you are blind.
Must Agree - there are very noticeable discrepancies, and overall BOTH technologies are quite flawed :\

But they will be replaced eventually.. SED, OLED, some new variant of plasma.. who knows, but the entire concept of a backlight display is a fossil in the making - it will die off soon enough...
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#7
steelkane
I was at microcenter today & seen a AOC Led panel,, it was nice looking but seem to have bad color banding. maybe it was the vga hook up, the HDMI wasn't being used.
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#8
DaveK
Hmm, €240, not bad. I dig flat/slim bezels, they have a sleeker look. I agree with the speaker thing, maybe release a cheaper version that doesn't have them, I'm in the market for a 23/24" monitor, the Acer 16:9 one is €149 but I don't really like the looks of it :S nothing else in the price range though :(
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#9
dr emulator (madmax)
Mussels said:
LED's got three advantages right now


1. cheaper

2. brighter

3. thinner screens


even if it has other flaws swansen (please, list these drawbacks - i'm curious) they have enough good reasons to make them work in the market.
yes and they're less likely to short out like ccfl's are ,
i never have understood this bizaare obsesion cclf manufacturers have making them without heatsinks on the output transistors makes no sense :wtf::shadedshu
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pr0n Inspector
Mussels said:
LED's got three advantages right now


1. cheaper

2. brighter

3. thinner screens


even if it has other flaws swansen (please, list these drawbacks - i'm curious) they have enough good reasons to make them work in the market.
1. Cheaper to make but don't sell cheaper = they make more money.
2. People don't want to burn their eyes. I have my monitor brightness at 37%.
3. Not really. The mixing and diffusion of light requires the screen to be reasonably thick. But LED drivers are much smaller so you do have a point here.

Mussels said:
around here in Au, LED screens are cheaper. 24" cold cathode screens are a few hundred $$ more than 23.6" LED screens


may just be an au thing i guess
16:09 monitors are almost always cheaper than 16:10 ones.
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Mussels
Moderprator
pr0n: as to point 2, the lowering of the brightness is partly why they'e so power efficent: even if they used the same at 100% brightness, if one screen was at 25% and another at 100%... you know the 25% is going to save some power.
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#12
pr0n Inspector
Mussels said:
pr0n: as to point 2, the lowering of the brightness is partly why they'e so power efficent: even if they used the same at 100% brightness, if one screen was at 25% and another at 100%... you know the 25% is going to save some power.
Oh you meant the efficiency. I thought it was about the, you know, the "Now XXX% brighter than old model! And with free puppies!".
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Mussels
Moderprator
pr0n Inspector said:
Oh you meant the efficiency. I thought it was about the, you know, the "Now XXX% brighter than old model! And with free puppies!".
brighter if you want it, more power efficient if you dont :)

works well, all pluses, no minus
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#14
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
Mussels said:
around here in Au, LED screens are cheaper. 24" cold cathode screens are a few hundred $$ more than 23.6" LED screens


may just be an au thing i guess
Where in Aus sells LED LCD's?
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Mussels
Moderprator
wolf said:
Where in Aus sells LED LCD's?
tons of places. pretty much all samsungs use them now.


Easiest way to tell is the contrast figures, mines got a ridiculous number of 50,000:1 dynamic and 1,000:1 static - non LED are far lower than that
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wolf
Performance Enthusiast
Mussels said:
tons of places. pretty much all samsungs use them now.


Easiest way to tell is the contrast figures, mines got a ridiculous number of 50,000:1 dynamic and 1,000:1 static - non LED are far lower than that
I've noticed samsung have a nac for making a kickass stand that comes with most monitors, swivel, height the lot, waaaay better than my current flimsy benq.

Still, right now I have a 28", a 24" a 19" and a 15" and no job, I'm not sure I can justify another :rolleyes:
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