updated 08:15 am EDT, Fri August 21, 2009
AOC picked Friday to launch the 2436Vw, a 24-inch desktop LCD it's pitching as a frugal eco-friendly display. The 1080p screen consumes no more than 49W of power and meets EPEAT Gold standards but is relatively vibrant for its price range. Although it uses a basic TN panel, it produces a 60,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio with 300cd/m2 brightness and a 5ms typical pixel response time.
Video input is simple with DVI or VGA as well as a USB pass-through for peripherals. AOC is already shipping the 2436Vw today, primarily to Fry's stores, and sets the official price at $220.