On Tuesday in Taiwan, Acer announced two monitors that might be worth a look for anyone looking to put a couple of multi-monitor setups together, or interested in an attractive design combined with high resolution. The first is the S277HK, which is a 27” UHD/4K model, and the second is the H257HU which is a 25" WQHD model.

The S277HK is the first 4K monitor with a frameless design according to Acer. In addition to the 3840x2160 resolution for the IPS panel, the 27” model also has DTS surround sound though Acer does not go into specifics on how the audio is achieved. With an asymmetric stand and aluminum bezel, the S277HK certainly looks as premium as the specs would indicate. Connectivity is DVI, HDMI 2.0, and DisplayPort 1.2.

S277HK (left) and H257HU (right),
images courtesy of TechPowerUp

The second monitor announced is the H257HU, which also features the frameless design, but the IPS panel is slightly lower resolution at 2560x1440 (WQHD). This monitor also features DTS sound, and a round rim base and DVI, HDMI 2.0, and DisplayPort 1.2 inputs.

'Frameless' is a little bit of a misnomer, as typically all monitors will have some sort of edge bezel. In the smallest bezel monitors on sale, sub-6mm is quite common although specialist models exist that might go smaller. The H257HU, from the sole small image we have found access to, looks like it has a larger screen-distance, despite the 'frameless' moniker keeping the edge distance small.

The IPS panels on these devices also include features to assist with eye strain including a Flicker-less technology to reduce screen flicker, a blue light filter which Acer claims helps with long term eye damage, and a Low Dimming technology to allow the backlight to be set as low as 15% for low light environments. Both monitors also include “ComfyView” to assist with screen reflections.

Both models will be available starting in Q4 2014, with global availability. Neither refresh rates, color accuracy nor prices have not been announced at this time.

Source: Acer

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  • etherlore - Thursday, September 11, 2014 - link

    Let's hope this is full HDMI 2.0.
  • DPOverLord - Thursday, September 11, 2014 - link

    Is someone not seeing the massive frame/bezel on the bottom...... Yes its perfect for portrait surround... Not
  • Snake Eyes - Saturday, September 13, 2014 - link

    Acer you got me really interested, with these eye strain technologies since i have an eye that is 5/6 and one that is like 3/6, i really appreciate it thank you and the DTS AS SORROUND SOUND this thing sounds too good to be true to the ear and about the frameless tech i can't wait to hear more about it seems a unique one idd :), all i ask is for one thing please.
    these monitors sounds to be a bit expensive for us high end gamers like if it's just for ultra end gamers so can you make the 2k version non 4k for high end gamers only please ? and support free sync / g sync since almost every body that can afford these cards have these gpu's, it'll be really good for us :], if not then i understand, AND again thanks for these unbelievable tech you always manage to give us :)
  • Snake Eyes - Saturday, September 13, 2014 - link

    wish free sync version of these monitors would come out soon :(
  • AnnonymousCoward - Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - link

    Misleading article title! I only clicked this because it claimed "frameless". There are frames.

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