USB Type C is the new standard for connectivity. Not only it is super fast with transfer speeds up to 10 Gbps, it is also capable of pushing more power and it can even replace your existing HDMI cables as well. As the one connector to rule them all, the new reversible port will be a common sight in upcoming smartphones, tablets and laptops.
To be in the forefront of this new standard, Acer has announced at CES 2016, the World’s first monitors to support USB Type-C. The H7 monitor series lets you connect your smartphone or laptop onto a bigger screen, while allowing you to transfer files and charge the device simultaneously. This basically sounds like a monitor with a built-in Microsoft Display Dock.
The Acer H7 series isn’t entirely new and its existing HDMI/DVI/DisplayPort lineup employs the same classy look that’s being held up by a premium crafted brushed metal stand. It gets a ZeroFrame design that’s wrapped up in aluminium. There are 2 models available – 25″ and 27″, both of which boast WQHD resolution of 2560×1440 with 100% sRGB colour gamut reproduction.
The monitors come with built-in speakers, that’s assisted with DTS Sound and Acer TrueHarmony enhancements. To protect your eyes, it also gets a Blue Light Filter to reduce eye fatigue over extended usage. For backward compatibility with older devices, the new H7 monitors also support HDMI 2.0. The Acer H7 series is priced from 499 Euros (about RM2325), and it is expected to go on sale globally in February.
Acer R1 – Thinnest Monitor under 7mm
Also announced at CES 2016 is the Acer R1 – The World’s Thinnest Monitor under 7mm. It is virtually bezel-less with its ZeroFrame design, allowing seamless viewing when paired with multiple monitors. The Acer R1 monitor series pushes Full HD resolution and it comes in either 21.5″, 23″, 23.8″, 25″ and 27″ sizes. Price starts from 139 Euros (about RM648) and it will be available globally starting this month.