\r\nAcer's new S1 series of LCD Monitors are slim -- and by slim, I mean only 13mm and 15mm thick. Available in 20-, 21.5- and 23-inch sizes, each monitor is packing some impressive specs, including a 1080p resolution for the 21.5-inch and 23-inch models. Other specs include a 12,000,000:1 (dynamic) contrast ratio, 5ms response time, 250 nits brightness, 16.7m colors, LED backlight, and Energy Star 5.0 certification. The 23-inch version gets an HDMI port, while the others vary between either a VGA port, DVI port, or both. Those are nice specs for anyone looking for the best external monitor.\r\n\r\nThe S1 series is available later this month for $169.99 (S201HL), $219.99 (S211HL) and $269.99 (S231HL).\r\nAcer Launches New S1 Line of Ultra-Thin, Space-Saving Displays With Advanced Eco-Friendly Technology and Packaging\r\n\r\nSAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Acer America today debuts a new line of ultra-thin LED monitors that feature an eco-friendly, space-conscious design. The new S1 series displays combine the latest LED technology with a slim 13mm to 15mm profile, making them ideal for users with limited space for work or entertainment.\r\n\r\n"Another key consideration was designing a monitor that delivers low energy consumption and environmental impact."\r\n\r\nThe S1 series LED monitors come in a range of sizes, delivering excellent video performance and innovative display technologies to deliver crisp, clear images.\r\n\r\n"In addition to the eye-catching design and crisp visual quality, the S1 series monitors were designed to be one of the slimmest monitors available today for consumers with a limited amount of desk space," said Irene Chan, senior product marketing manager for peripherals, Acer America. "Another key consideration was designing a monitor that delivers low energy consumption and environmental impact."\r\n\r\nDesigned with clean lines, a polished black display frame and rounded porcelain-like stand, the eye-catching S1 series is the perfect blend of sophistication and style. These modern looking displays are available in three sizes \u2013 23-inch, 21.5-inch, 20-inch \u2013 and feature an ultra-slim profile, ranging from only 13 mm for the 20-inch to less than 15mm for the 21.5-inch and 23-inch models.\r\n\r\nThe S1 series of monitors leverages some key eco-friendly, energy-saving technologies. All of the S1 models feature white LED backlighting, which does not contain hazardous substances such as mercury or halogen gases, making it safer for the environment. Additionally, white LED technology consumes less power, providing up to 68% power savings to users.(2)\r\n\r\nAll of the new displays are RoHS and ENERGY STAR\u00ae 5.0 compliant, the latest and most widely used energy-conservation qualification, helping consumers streamline costs and preserve power while providing higher efficiency. To further decrease the environmental impact of the displays, the Energy Star 5.0 specifications incorporates stringent energy consumption and power management requirements while in the "On" mode.\r\n\r\nFor consumers with community recycling programs, the environmentally-friendly monitors all come in highly recyclable packaging materials, with all major plastic components properly labeled with the composition code and recycling symbols to facilitate future recycling based on ISO 1043\/11469 standards.\r\n\r\nCutting-Edge Features Offer Excellent Picture Quality\r\n\r\nThe sophisticated new Acer S1 series of LED monitors provides consumers with a premium viewing experience and advanced features. The monitors all feature 12,000,000:1 contrast ratio via Acer Adaptive Contrast Management (ACM), for crisp graphics and stunning picture quality. The ACM features advanced technology that enables users to adjust images frame by frame for a dramatic improvement of gradation and detail, especially in very dim or very bright scenes.\r\n\r\nProviding excellent high-definition picture quality, all of the monitors boast a 16:9 aspect ratio, allowing users to view high-definition digital content without the image distortion that arises from incompatible aspect ratios. The 21.5-inch and 23-inch display models all feature 1920x1080 resolutions, further enhancing the video quality.\r\n\r\nPerfect for viewing high-definition videos, movies and other digital content, all of the S1 series of displays feature rapid 5ms response times, 250 cd\/m2 brightness and 16.7M colors.\r\n\r\nEach of the new displays ensure easy connectivity to home entertainment devices and office peripherals via a VGA port or DVI port with HDCP protection (depending on the model.) The 23-inch model also comes with an all-digital HDMI interface, delivering exceptional high-definition viewing and top-quality uncompressed video.\r\n\r\nSoftware Solutions Enhance Visual Experience\r\n\r\nAcer's unique software solutions boost usability. The eColor Management on-screen interface allows users to tailor the performance of the display, such as brightness, saturation and contrast. The Empowering Key enables users to switch between viewing scenarios and create their own to compensate for application and environmental constraints. The eDisplay Management function is a powerful color enhancement and display rotation tool.\r\n\r\nPricing and Availability\r\n\r\nThe Acer S1 series of displays will be available this month for U.S. customers at leading retailers for an MSRP of $169.99 for the 20-inch model (S201HL), $219.99 for the 21.5-inch model (S211HL) and $269.99 for the 23-inch model (S231HL).