Not-so-new Acer display gets an upgrade

Acer and DisplayLink announce that the P224 will now be available with DisplayLink technology all up in it.

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The Acer P224 has been around for a few months, but now the 22-inch display is getting an upgrade.

DisplayLink and Acer announced at CES that the monitor will now be available with a USB hub that not only includes a Dolby speaker system for built-in sound, but DisplayLink technology as well.

DisplayLink technology allows users to connect multiple monitors to a single system solely with USB. DisplayLink also announced that it is extending its support to Acer's B series of monitors, which are more tailored for office use.

As for specs, the 22-inch monitor features a contrast ratio of 10,000:1, a native resolution of 1680x1050, and a pixel response time of 5ms, according to Acer. I'd be interested in finding out how Acer came up with that contrast ratio spec. I have my suspicions, but until I can get it in to test those my suspicions are only speculation. I will look forward to actually testing the monitor in a couple of weeks.