updated 02:35 pm EST, Wed February 23, 2011
AOC now shipping 12.7mm thick LED monitors
Computer monitor maker AOC on Wednesday announced the release of three new displays as part of the Aire Black series. The LED screens are just half an inch thick and sport a Screen+ Feature, or the ability to divide the screen into four self-contained work areas. The Aire Black LEDs are available in the 20-inch e2043Fk, 22-inch e2243Fwk and 23-inch e2343Fk.
All three also have DVI-D inputs with HDCP encryption along with a 50,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and a 5ms pixel response time. To keep prices down, they use TN panels instead of more color-rich PVA or IPS technology. They are also EPEAT Gold Certified and consumer just 15W of energy on average. In standby, power usage is reduced to 0.1W. VESA wall and arm mounts are built in.
The three are now shipping, with the 20-inch version priced at $129, the 22-inch model at $149 and the 23-inch edition at $179.