Acer puts the power of DisplayLink technology into the P4 display series media displays


Further underscoring the demand for simple USB-based docking solutions, Acer has selected DisplayLink's USB graphics technology as a key component in Acer's first monitor with a matching multimedia dock.

PALO ALTO, Calif., and LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2009 – Further underscoring the demand for simple USB-based docking solutions, Acer has selected DisplayLink Corp.'s USB graphics technology as a key component in Acer's first monitor with a matching multimedia dock.

Part of Acer's P4 consumer display series for media applications and games, the 22-inch Acer P224 monitor comes with a powerful multimedia dock designed to augment and simplify a user's computing experience.

While the dock's Dolby® Virtual Speaker technology delivers outstanding digital audio for a surround-sound experience, and a USB hub provides easy connectivity to all peripherals, including USB monitors, at the same time. Optimal multi-functional lets people watch movies, surf the web, or listen to music with the convenience of just one USB connection from their netbooks or notebooks to the monitor/dock.

"Acers 22" notebook upgrade kit has been developed as the perfect workstation solution for mobile users who require one-step connectivity to their media and work devices," said Oliver Ahrens Business Director for Display Products at Acer EMAA. "At Acer we are dedicated and continuously looking for methods to simplify and enhance the mobility of our notebook users, our P224W notebook upgrade kit is the perfect work and media solution for SoHo users requiring expanded multimedia and multi-functionality."

DisplayLink's USB graphics chips and software allow high-performance, no-compromises graphics to be displayed via the simple snap of a USB connection, making it easy to connect a laptop to a docking station or to enable multi-monitor computing without the need to install discrete graphics cards. In addition to the P4 Series, Acer also relies on DisplayLink's innovations to bring multi-monitor capabilities to the recently launched Acer B Series of monitors for office use.

"Acer's integrated monitor-and-dock design is a smart solution for laptop owners who want a cool, all-in-one upgrade," said Dennis Crespo, executive vice president of marketing and business development for DisplayLink. "And DisplayLink technology ensures that video and graphics applications will play smoothly on any additional monitors linked up to the PC via USB."

The Acer P224W widescreen display features a contrast ratio of up to 10,000:1, a resolution of 1680 x 1050, and a response time of 5 milliseconds. The Acer P224W is also equipped with a VGA and a USB connection.

The Acer P224W is currently shipping in the United States and Europe. More information can be found on the Acer website at

See DisplayLink at CES 2009
DisplayLink innovations will be demonstrated this week in Las Vegas at the 2009 International CES in the USB Tech Zone booth in South Hall 3 30368.

About Acer
Since its founding in 1976, Acer has constantly pursued the goal of breaking the barriers between people and technology. Focused on marketing its brand-name IT products around the globe, Acer ranks as the world's No. 3 vendor for total PCs and No. 2 for notebooks, with the fastest growth among the top-five players. A profitable and sustainable Channel Business Model is instrumental to Acer's continued growth, while the successful mergers of Gateway and Packard Bell complete the company's global footprint by strengthening its presence in the U.S., and enhancing its strong position in Europe. Acer Inc. employs 5,000 people worldwide. 2007 revenues reached US$14.07 billion. See for more information.

About DisplayLink
DisplayLink Corp. ( is a chip and software company that modernizes the antiquated way people connect computers and displays – via USB, Ethernet, or over other standard digital networks. Its innovations make it easy to incrementally expand the desktop visual workspace at significantly lower cost and power than traditional solutions. Using universally accepted wired or wireless networking protocols and proprietary software compression techniques, DisplayLink technology can transmit graphically rich content between a single device and multiple displays over a network. Leading global manufacturers have integrated DisplayLink USB graphics – a 2008 PC Magazine Technical Excellence Award winner - into an array of PC accessories including monitors, docking stations, display adapters and projectors. Shop DisplayLink technology enabled devices at

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DisplayLink is a fabless network graphics semiconductor and software company, formed in 2003 to develop and exploit methods of delivering content to multiple flat panel displays from a single computer with the view that this technology could lower the costs of computing and thus make information technology much more widely available in developing countries.