AOC 12.9mm-thick LCD displays look slick [Updated]

Chris Davies - Oct 27, 2010
AOC 12.9mm-thick LCD displays look slick [Updated]

Apple isn’t the only company that can manage slick design; AOC has been putting pen to paper and come up with a new range of four LCD displays that we’d quite like on our desk.  The 18.5-inch AOC e943Fws, 20-inch e2043Fs, 21.5-inch e2243Fws/e2243Fw and 23-inch e2343F/e2343Fs all have 16:9 widescreen LCD panels and measure 12.9mm thick.

Controls are integrated into the base section, and are all touch-sensitive and backlit.  As you can see in the gallery below, there’s a wall-mount bracket on the bottom should you want to hang any of the displays.

Standby power consumption is under 1W, while maximum power consumption in 28W; inputs include VGA and DVI-D (with HDCP support).  No word on pricing at this stage – we’re waiting to hear back from AOC on that – but all four are available now.

Update: AOC has sent us pricing information for the four models:

  • e943fws          £119.99RRP
  • e2043fs          £129.99RRP
  • e2243fws        £149.99RRP
  • e2343f            £159.99RRP

Press Release:

Slender design: AOC presents a series of ultra-slim monitors with LED backlight

Berlin, 27 October 2010 – The profile of the new monitor series from display specialist AOC measures just 12.9 mm. With its minimalist design it is aimed particularly at sophisticated users who are looking for the latest LED technology as well as an ultimate design statement for their office or home. The six widescreen models range from 47 cm/18.5” to 58.5 cm/23” and have an aspect ratio of 16:9. All monitors impress with excellent image quality, quick response times, generous viewing angles and economical energy consumption.

New slenderness
The minimalistic models, kept in a modern white, turn heads above all with their slim design of just 12.9 mm. Due to their clear language of form, the displays are perfectly suited to modern home and office environments. What makes the monitors special is the fact that they do not have any of the usual buttons. Adjustments can be made easily via the touch-sensitive keys integrated into the base which light up as soon as a finger comes near them.

Strong inner values
Whether playing fast-paced games, watching current blockbusters or enjoying multimedia applications, the high dynamic contrast ratio (DCR) of 50,000,000:1 and fast response time of just 5 milliseconds always ensure detail-rich and natural images free from delays and ghosting.

Versatile and convenient
With this new display series, AOC also introduces an innovative concept for the base: When the foot is folded backwards by approx. 90° it transforms into a wall bracket within seconds. For additional comfort, the screen can be tilted forwards by up to 5 degrees or 20 degrees towards the back. Equipped with an analogue D-Sub and/or digital DVI-D port (with HDCP), the displays provide a matching connector for any application.

Focus on the environment
A resource-efficient production is of high importance at AOC. All monitors, for instance, are manufactured entirely mercury-free, and the economical product packaging is 100 % recyclable. Thanks to the electricity-saving LED backlight technology current environmental standards such as ENERGY STAR 5.0 or EPEAT-Silver are fulfilled. Even the 58.5 cm/23” model makes do with just under 28 watts when in use – and in standby mode the power consumption drops to under one watt in all models.

The new AOC monitors e943Fws (47 cm/18.5″), e2043Fs (50.8 cm/20″), e2243Fws / e2243Fw (54.7 cm/21.5″) and e2343F/e2343Fs (58.5 cm/23″) are available with immediate effect.

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