TAIWANESE HARDWARE OUTFIT Acer has announced that its Web Surf Station monitor capable of web surfing without a PC will be available next month for £299.
The Web Surf Station, or DX241H, is a PC monitor that allows users to surf the Internet and access multimedia content without the need to be connected to your PC, all by using an integrated network interface and its own embedded operating system and web browser.
The monitor has a 24-inch TFT display with full HD 1920x1080 resolution, an aspect ratio of 16:9 and an 80,000:1 contrast ratio. Acer says that the display response time of the DX241H is 2ms.
The monitor has abundant connectivity and will offer VGA and HDMI ports, Audio In/Out ports, a USB port, a card reader, an Ethernet port and WiFi. The monitor also has integrated speakers, which could be a handy feature for watching video.
We've contacted Acer to find out what powers the monitor, network interfaces and web browser as nothing in the specifications mention a processor or an operating system, and we'll let you know how it works when we find out.
What we do know is that the monitor runs Acer's Clearfi media sharing system that allows users to share content like photos and videos between devices over a home network. µ
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