Acer announces its Web Surf Station smart display

acer dx241h Acer announces its Web Surf Station smart display

Want a computer screen that’s more than just a screen? Then maybe the Acer DX241H is what you’ve been waiting for, as beyond being a 24-inch full HD 1920×1080 resolution display with D-sub and HDMI input, it can do a lot more. Acer calls it the Web Surf Station and it’s pretty much a smart display, something that there has been a lot of talk about in the past, but something that’s hasn’t really materialised, until now.

Want a computer screen that’s more than just a screen? Then maybe the Acer DX241H is what you’ve been waiting for, as beyond being a 24-inch full HD 1920×1080 resolution display with D-sub and HDMI input, it can do a lot more. Acer calls it the Web Surf Station and it’s pretty much a smart display, something that there has been a lot of talk about in the past, but something that’s hasn’t really materialised, until now.

Although Acer hasn’t revealed what hardware is inside the Web Surf Station, it’s running Acer’s proprietary clear.fi software which allows playback of various multimedia formats (no specifics were given). It will play back media from memory cards, USB storage devices and even the web. A lot of details have been left out of the press release, but apparently the Web Surf Station features both wired and wireless network connectivity and it has a built in web browser based on Google’s Chrome browser.

acer dx241h Acer announces its Web Surf Station smart display

It’s also possible to upload media from external storage devices to Picasa and Flickr and the Web Surf Station also features DLNA support for media streaming. It’s also supplied with a remote control for easy navigation with a slide-out keyboard that makes it easy to access webpages. It’s currently on sale in Europe for €299 (S$525) which isn’t exactly cheap for a 24-inch display, but it might be a suitable solution for someone that only needs basic internet access rather than a full-on computer, or in lieu of buying a second computer for media playback and web access.

Source: Acer

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