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.
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.