of joys, Acer's PR people have launched an LCD screen with
8,000,000:1 contrast. We're really not sure how they got to 8 million,
but nonetheless the Slim Line S243 is a very interesting screen.
It's based on a TN panel, but it features LED backlighting, allowing
for a very thin, 14mm design and low power consumption. In fact, Acer
is promising just over 17W of consumption, which is quite a bit lower
than on similar size CCFL panels. Brightness is rated at 250cd/m2
and the 2ms response time should be fast enough for anyone.
However, all this is irrelevant. Most people will get it for its looks,
which are impressive to say the least. It's still not available in
Europe, but list prices range from €266 to around €350 depending on the
region. It sounds like quite a lot compared to CCFL panels, but if you
compare it to LED units it's very competitive.
Basically, you'll get the bonkers styling for free.