Acer launches new monitors geared towards IT

Acer America Corp. has released two new lines of monitors aimed at IT employees, ones that come with slimmer bodies, mobile stands, sharply defined images and that are touted as environmentally friendly.

Both the new B6 and V6 series of displays garnered a gold rating from EPEAT, a global database for green electronics. Built using mercury-free materials, arsenic-free glass and packaged in mostly recyclable materials, the displays also boast LED backlighting. That means they use up to 68 per cent less energy than the backlit display of a standard monitor.

They’re also outfitted with a 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio, making for better clarity when viewing the screens. Acer also added material that protects against glare and on some models, full HD 1080p resolution.

Certain models of the B6 and V6 series also have HDMI ports, VGA/DVI input and DisplayPorts, allowing users to look at more than one display a time.

And like tablets, both lines of displays can be tilted. The V6 series can be adjusted from -5 to 25 degrees. The B6 series can be turned 90 degrees clockwise, so users can look at the screens horizontally or vertically. What’s also special about the B6 line is that its models come with a multi-function ergonomic stand, dual speakers and on certain models, a USB 3.0 charging dock for smartphones and other personal devices.

The B6 displays are available in screen sizes from 22 to 27 inches, while the V6 models are between 19 and 24 inches.

Pricing for the B6 displays are expected to start at $180. Models from the V6 series start at $110. Both lines come with a three-year warranty.

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