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Acer launches new line of ultra high-resolution monitors

To try to prove that bigger means better, Acer has released three large, high-resolution LED displays. These 27- and 29in models, the Acer T272HUL, B276HUL, and B296CL, will let users easily multitask or replace a multi-monitor setup.

Aimed towards consumers, the 27in Acer T272HUL is a Windows 8 compliant, 10-point multitouch-screen enabled monitor with a 2,560 x 1,440 pixel WQHD resolution. It is also supported by an asymmetrical stand that allows users to view images tilted back from 30 to 80 degrees. The monitor is outfitted with VGA, DVI, HDMI, and a USB 3.0 hub.

Acer states that its two VESA compliant non-touch monitors, the B276HUL and B296CL, are both professional and consumer-oriented. The Acer B276HUL is 27in with a WQHD 2,560 x 1,440 pixel resolution, and the B296CL is 29in with a 2,560 x 1,080 pixel resolution. Both have a storage tray for office supplies, a magnetic surface on the stand base for paper clips, and a release button to change the display location from stand to wall.

The monitors have a multi-function ErgoStand with tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment capabilities. The displays can be spun 90 degrees clockwise, tilted from -5 to 35 degrees in the high position, and -5 to 25 degrees in the low position. You can move the panel 60 degrees to the right or left without moving the base, and the monitors can be rotated up to 120 degrees. The two non-touch monitors also have a DVI-D, DisplayPort, USB 3.0 hub, and two HDMI ports. An additional feature for both includes Acer ComfyView, which reduces light reflection and glare.

All three LED-backlit models offer viewing angles up to 178 degrees and are outfitted with the Acer eColor Management tool, which allows users to adjust image performance under different viewing scenarios. They also come with dual speakers and the USB 3.0 has a power-off charging option for smartphones and other devices.

Acer made the news earlier this week, by slapping a $1,499 (£970) pricetag on its new line of Aspire S7 Ultrabooks, the first to run Intel's new Haswell CPUs.