New AOC LED Monitor Gets Good Green Marks

AOC Global has launched a new LED monitor that has been gold certified by the Electronic Product Environment Assessment Tool (EPEAT). The new Aire Black LED received the gold certification based on both its manufacturing and its packing. The ultra-slim monitor is approximately half an inch thick, making one of the thinnest monitors on the market.

The largest manufacturer of LED/LCD displays on the planet, AOC has plenty of experience with making monitors, and the new Aire Black has some nice features – a modest but respectable 50 million to 1 dynamic contrast ratio, 5ms response time, and a DVI-D/HDCP input for high quality video. The embedded Screen+ software allows the monitor to display four, self-contained desktop displays.

image via AOC

The Aire Black LED, in order to get the EPEAT gold certification, had to meet all twenty-three required criteria that included issues around chemical materials, recyclable content, and energy conservation. In terms of energy use, the Aire Black LED is quite efficient compared to other monitors. The eSaver feature allows power conversion modes, and consumes 15 watts of energy when in use, 7.5 watts when in Power Saver Mode, and only 0.1 watts when on standby.


The new models are available at most major electronic department chains and in three sizes, 20-inch, 22-inch, and 23-inch, with the largest screen costing $179.

Aaron Colter is a freelance writer and marketing consultant in Portland, Oregon. A graduate of Purdue University, he has worked for the NCAA, Dark Horse Comics, Willamette Week, AOL, The Huffington Post, Top Shelf Productions, DigitalTrends, theMIX agency, SuicideGirls, EarthTechling, d'Errico Studios and others. He is also the co-founder of, a free record label, recording studio, and distribution service for independent musicians.

1 Comment

  • Reply March 15, 2011

    led monitor

    $180 are not much for nice LED monitor especially when you remember how expensive they were not so long ago. AOC led monitors are not so good if you ask me compared to samsung or similar, but for this amount of money you will get much more than you pay for. This is for sure Green monitor with low power consumption.

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