Acer launches R1, H7 and XR342CK high-end monitors


Looking for a monitor? Ahead of the trade show CES 2016 event, Acer has unveiled its monitor lineup: the R1 series, H7 series, and the XR342CK. All these monitors are high-end, and utilise IPS1-panel technology with 178-degree viewing angles.

Acer R1 series

Acer is touting the R1 series as the world’s thinnest monitor, enclosing the whole setup in under 7mm. The Acer R1 utilises company’s Flicker-less and Blue Light Filter technologies with 5 to 15-degree adjustable tilt. It sports FHD (full HD, 1920 x 1080 pixels) and comes in 21.5, 23, 23.8, 25, and 27-inch sizes.

Acer H7 series

Touted as the world’s first monitor to possess USB Type-C port, the lineup has a premium, self-explanatory, ZeroFrame design with brushed-metal stand. The H7 lineup comes in 25-inch and 27-inch options, and spots WQHD (2560×1440 pixels). The lineup also comes with company’s homegrown TrueHarmony and DTS Sound speakers, and also HDMI 2.0 ports.


The H7 series supports 100 percent of the sRGB color gamut, delivering the color space reproduction desired by design professionals and visual enthusiasts for accurate color matching across applications and print output,” the company said.

Acer XR342CK

If you’re looking for top-of-the-line monitor, the Acer XR342CK is the model you want to purchase. It comes in 34-inch screen size maintaining 21:9 aspect ration and a 1900R curvature and 100 percent of the sRGB color gamut. It sports a screen resolution of UltraWide QHD (3440×1440 pixels).

As for other features, the company adds that the Acer XR342CK houses a “6-axis color adjustment and DTS Sound deepen the audio/visual impact, while a customizable ambient light at the lower edge of the monitor provides lighting effects that match the desired mood. The PIP/PBP and daisy-chain modes allow users to take their productivity to a new level, and the base can swivel from -30 to +30 degrees, allowing users to easily adjust the monitor to their desired viewing angle. “

The XR series also comes with a technology called AMD FreeSync, which apparently adjusts the refresh rate in accordance with what you’re using the monitor for — watching movies, or playing games — for an overall better viewing experience.

There’s no word on pricing and when exactly the company will begin shipping the device at a place near you.

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