updated 07:50 am EDT, Fri October 23, 2009
Acer S243HL uses white LED backlight
Acer wrapped up the week today by rolling out a new high-performance desktop LCD that appears first in Japan. The 24-inch S243HL uses a white LED backlight that provides it with an extremely high contrast ratio even when compared to typical LED-lit displays, jumping from 1,000:1 to 8,000,000:1 with dynamic contrast active. The thinner technology also contributes to a main panel that measures about 0.57 inches thick, although the base is thicker.
Its primary sacrifice is the use of a basic TN panel that trades some absolute color accuracy and viewing angles for both cost and a speed-up in pixel response time to 2ms. The display outputs at a native 1080p and comes with dual HDMI inputs as well as a single VGA jack; an HDMI-to-DVI adapter is included in the box, and a 2W speaker system is built in to supply audio.
The S243HL should be available for the equivalent of $360 in Japan. Acer hasn't detailed international plans but normally brings its LCDs to other markets. [via Impress]