This new monitor for the consumer market measures only 0.4-inches thick (or thin).
Monday HP unveiled a micro-thin LED backlit LCD display for the consumer sector called the x2301. So far HP hasn't released specific details, but the display is expected to have a 23-inch screen and measure just 0.4-inches thick (or thin). The news follows the release of a similar 21.5-inch LED backlit LCD monitor (HP Elite L2201x) for the business sector, also measuring 0.4-inch thick.
According to ZDNet, the HP x2301 will sport a brushed-aluminum bezel and a translucent aquamarine base that will play host to all the necessary connectors including HDMI, VGA and DVI-D, the adjustment buttons and the power. It will also be plug-and-play, requiring absolutely no need for manual installation.
On the specs side, the display will feature full HD (1920 x 1080), 72-percent of the color gamut, a 8,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, a 3-ms GtG response time, and glare-reducing BrightView technology. For those concerned about burning up the earth before its expected expiration date, the x2301 will also be mercury- and arsenic-free with Energy Star 5.0 and EPEAT Silver certifications.
The HP x2301 will reportedly be a limited edition panel, but there's no indication of how long the device will remain in production. Expect to see the HP x2301 panel to go on sale June 10 with a starting price of $279.99. We're betting we'll see this monitor make an appearance by the end of the month at Computex 2011.