Acer and DisplayLink have announced the launch of a new Windows Vista Aero-compatible 22-inch USB connected monitor – Acer B223, which features 1680×1050 widescreen resolution and DisplayLink’s DL-160 network display chip that lets users connect up to 6 Acer B223 monitors to a single PC or notebook via standard USB 2.0 connection.

“At Acer, we’re committed to enhancing our customers’ viewing experience and mobility, and we realise that different types of users want different features and functionality from their monitors,” said Oliver Ahrens, Product Business Director at Acer. “By adding DisplayLink’s USB technology to our popular 22-inch displays, we’re making it easy and cost-effective for computer users to add extra screens. Building on our expertise with the B series, this new addition is ideal for businesses that need to carry out document comparison activities, or put together complicated presentations, or indeed any other image- or text-intensive computer task.”

According to the release, DisplayLink’s plug-and-play technology enables quick and simple one step set-up, while a 5ms response time eliminates latency, ensuring exceptional performance across multiple screens.

“Since establishing our operation in Taiwan, the growth and interest in multi-monitor computing has been incredible,” said Taiwan-based Andy Davis, director of worldwide strategic accounts at DisplayLink. “To have ground-breaking industry leaders, such as Acer, add DisplayLink’s technology to their portfolios is a fantastic position to be in and endorses the increased demand we expect to see for these solutions.”

The new 22-inch Acer B223 USB computer monitor is currently available in Europe for EUR 339.