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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 13, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 13, 2012

It's been an above-average set of hours since our last big update, with both the nighttime hours and the morning being full of big drops such as Sony's brand new a57 DSLR and the awesome new set of S-Series ultra-slim LED backlit LCD displays from Acer. Meanwhile Twitter has decided to purchase Posterous and the Costa Concordia is getting searched by robots. Of course we're not going to start the day without your fair share of iPad news, with Apple speaking on Proview in the early morning hours.

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Acer reveals five new Ultra Slim LED backlit LCD displays

Acer reveals five new Ultra Slim LED backlit LCD displays

Today Acer is bringing five new LED-backlit displays to the party, each of them ultra slim and ready for 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio action. These monitors are able to work with a 5ms response time and range from 20 to 27-inches, each of them with adjustable tilt bases. These new displays are ready to work with slim profiles, Acer's own eColor Management tool, and an eco-friendly package. Each unit is made of entirely mercury-free material and works with LED technology which Acer reminds us all consumes up to 68 percent less power than a standard LCD display would.

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AOC d2357Ph 3D display sports 5.8mm frame

AOC d2357Ph 3D display sports 5.8mm frame

AOC have announced a new monitor in their range, the 23” d2357Ph. Their new monitor is designed to take advantage of passive 3D technology, which means the glasses don’t need to be synced to the monitor, nor do they require an active power source. The d2357Ph is also capable of converting standard 2D material to 3D, if you don’t feel like waiting for Hollywood to convert all their classics.

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AOC 27-inch HD LED monitor revealed with 2ms response time

AOC 27-inch HD LED monitor revealed with 2ms response time

This week the monitor makers at AOC have revealed their newest model e2752Vh, a widescreen 27-inch LED display with a 2 millisecond response time. This monitor is made for multimedia applications as wel as those people who wish to get an energy efficient experience out of their everyday electronics. This AOC display also has two 2.5 watt speakers built in for SRS-quality sound, all of this packaged for PC gaming and Home Theater enthusiasts.

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As desktop PC sales decline, multiple monitor use is on the rise

As desktop PC sales decline, multiple monitor use is on the rise

Multiple monitor setups have long been an essential tool for computer power users and hardcore multitaskers, but it looks like the practice is rising significantly even as sales of traditional desktop PCs decline. The New York Times reports that while only 130 million desktop computers were sold in 2011, 179 million monitors were sold in the same period, with the 49 million unit discrepancy pointing towards a rapid expansion in multiple monitor use. Laptops aren't left out in the cold, since most include at least one monitor-out port, allowing for an almost instant dual-monitor setup.

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Mimo Magic Touch revealed, world’s first USB capacitive touchscreen

Mimo Magic Touch revealed, world’s first USB capacitive touchscreen

Over at MIMOmonitors headquarters they've released information on a brand new product by the name of Mimo Magic Touch, otherwise known as the world's first USB-drive capacitive touchscreen monitor. This oddly enticing piece of equipment has a 10-inch touchscreen, connects simply with one single USB cord for both image and power, and is available in 2 models soon! You can use this device as a tiny television that taps or as a tethered tablet for home entertainment control - whatever you like - including turning your PC into a touch machine.

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