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Acer’s widescreen LCD range boosted with new models


Acer, the third largest vendor in the global PC market, has added several stunning new models to its hugely-successful P3 Series, P1 Series and X3 Series product ranges, bringing a selection of stylish new widescreen options to home and office users.

Says Bongani Gumbo, product manager for LCDs and projectors at Acer South Africa; "All three product ranges boast elegant designs, high specifications, and superior image quality, as well as a host of value-added utilities and technologies that make them a pleasure to use. Acer has integrated the latest technologies – including models with HDMI interfaces – into large widescreen form factors that will look good in users' homes or give their offices a professional air."
P3 Premium Home: The Acer P3 Series, featuring a characteristic white or black glossy bezel finish, was created for image conscious users who favour eye-catching designs.  The 16:10 widescreen displays are available in 24-inch, 22-inch, 20-inch and 19-inch format and feature an accelerated response rate of 2ms and advanced digital HDMI.
Acer has introduced four new P3 Premium models within the black glossy line up – P193W P223W, P223W and P243W. A chic white glossy line-up consisting of the P191W and the P223W adds a touch of style to the modern home. The Acer P3 series start at a recommended retail price of R2 399.00.
P1 Premium Office: The Acer P1 Premium Office series is designed for SoHo and corporate users who are looking for a slim form factor with superior ergonomics. This series is available in 19-inch, 22-inch and 24-inch widescreen formats with contrast ratio ranging from 2500:1 to 3000:1. The top-of-the-line 24-inch Widescreen P241WB offers a response rate of 2ms as well as an advanced HDMI digital interface. The Acer P1 series start at a recommended retail price of R2 499.00.
X3 series: The Acer X3 series is ideal for users who require an up-to-date widescreen display that offers a low price-per-inch as well as superior image quality and performance. All the X3 series widescreen displays feature an attractive black slimline chassis and are designed to satisfy the high demands of price sensitive home environments. These intelligent Acer displays reproduce sharp video playback and high quality digital imaging and offer a contrast ratio of up to 3000:1 and a rapid response rate of 5ms response time. The Acer X3 series start at a recommended retail price of R2 199.00.
Valued-added utilities and features: The P1, P3 and X3-Series all feature Acer eColor Management, a technology which adapts the performance of the panel to different environments, lighting conditions and viewing preferences. Adaptive Contrast Management (ACM), meanwhile dynamically adjusts the contrast ratio of the input image to achieve ultra-sharp images. Every scene is analysed to adjust images frame by frame and enhance colour quality, achieving the whitest whites and the deepest blacks. Both the X3 and P3 Series support contrast ratios from 2000:1 up to 3000:1.
Acer eDisplay Management, a new application developed for both the P3 and P1 series, fine-tunes all functions normally controlled by the OSD buttons on the front panel including brightness, contrast, focus (choosing the native resolution) position, colour balance and temperature. Each personalised setting can be stored and quickly recalled for different applications or lightning conditions.
Finally, the P3-Series is equipped with Acer CrystalBrite, a technology that reproduces real to life images with spectacular, cinematic hues. Using an ultra-fine, highly-polished coating, Acer CrystalBrite displays achieve superior filtering and enable quicker image building. This special surface minimises reflection from internal and external light sources to get eye-catching colours.