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January 21, 2009 5:34:13 PM

Anyone have experience with the Acer monitors? How's the build quality and the picture quality? I understand that they, for the lack of a better term, have their own type of dynamic contrast ratio, how good is it? I'm looking at this one in paticular:

Any experience good or bad would be helpful.

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January 21, 2009 7:24:05 PM

i have a Acer monitor its the AL22251W and i think its great! got good colour depth and all... i play a lot of games on there and its always kept up with everything...
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January 21, 2009 7:28:04 PM

GRRR lol the last message was meant to say! its the AL2251W! im half asleep long day at college!
January 22, 2009 2:51:07 PM

My monitor is also an Acer, an AL2216WBD:

Before I bought it (it was originally my wife's monitor, but she recently got another one when my old crt gave up), I did extensive review searches for this well as Acer in general.

The Acer brand is generally known for being reliable and having few defects, but they are not know for their color depth when compared to other brands. (Even other TN panel LCDs.)

However, since this model in particular was a major upgrade for her at the time, she didn't mind. (And, she said it looked much better.) I cannot, however, give you an honest opinion in regard to color from my perspective, as I am moderately colorblind. :) 

As for performance though, the monitor was in near constant use for a little over a year from its original purchase date of 6/27/07, and since I have acquired it and it has become less used it is still working as fine as it can be.

If you will be placing the monitor somewhere that requires the monitor to have a large degree of vertical screen "tilt" to be able to view it directly, make sure to look at the specs of your model. Mine will only move a total of about 15 degrees.
January 22, 2009 4:38:55 PM

I just bought the P244w i think its great!. it has two HDMI ports so i have my 3870HD and my ps3 hooked up the res goes up to 1920x1080 so its perfect for the ps3 and its blu ray and keeps up very well with the high quality of blu ray. I picked this moniter up for 250 it was a great buy!

Go acer there great!
January 22, 2009 4:46:32 PM

I have a 2 year old Acer 17" (AL1717)

Image quality, color accuracy and viewing angles have nothing on my old CRT. But that's true of pretty much any LCD, so no real complaints. It's been reliable and it didn't cost a lot so I'm happy.
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January 22, 2009 6:12:12 PM

My wife bought me the 25.5in version X26BW or something like that. I've found it bright and nice to use. fairly well built, but it's not as heavy as the Dell 2408. Take what you will from that. Using it for work and play and watched some movies and it is lovely.
January 22, 2009 6:33:55 PM

Thanks for some of the feedback guys. My parents have a samsung 19" LCD, nothing special. In general as far as picture and color how do they compare to each other? One thing I do like about the specific acer monitor is the high resolution on the 19" screen.
January 22, 2009 6:57:22 PM

The standard resolution for 19" wide monitors is 1440x900, and for non-wide monitors is 1280x1024. I don't recommend getting one with a resolution higher than standard because smaller fonts will put more strain on your eyes. It's true that in Windows you can adjust the font size, but in most games you can't, unless you lower the resolution. If you want a higher resolution get a bigger monitor ( I recommend a 22" 1680x1050 monitor ).
January 22, 2009 7:25:26 PM

+1 for the recommendation on a 22/21.5" widescreen at 1680x1050 recommendation, as it is the "new standard" for monitor size

January 22, 2009 9:14:21 PM

I have a 24" Acer, not sure the model # (im @ work) I bought it about a year ago for $400.

Anyhow the monitor is fantastic.. I dont have any complaints. One time the trim came loose while moving it, but it snapped right back together.. all was well.

I have seen more "crisp" pictures but it is certainly acceptable for the price.
January 23, 2009 12:08:40 AM

+1 on Turboflame. I have 2 17" Acers running in dual monitor configuration. They are reliable with no dead pixels. The main one is used in the evening for hardcore gaming, and I have no problem with ghosting, refresh, blur etc.

That said, I am hoping to ditch the two and move to a single new 23" 16:9 monitor that Acer just released with an MSRP of $225 (street price $180?).
January 23, 2009 2:21:28 PM

sdf said:
Anyone have experience with the Acer monitors? How's the build quality and the picture quality? I understand that they, for the lack of a better term, have their own type of dynamic contrast ratio, how good is it? I'm looking at this one in paticular:

Any experience good or bad would be helpful.

My friend and I both did our own separate research, and we both picked that exact monitor for his new build. It cost him $175 then. He has been using it for about 6 months and is still quite happy with it AFAIK. At $140 it's even better value.
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January 23, 2009 2:31:09 PM

My buddy builds PC's and he won't buy anything but Acer. They are a Good value. You get a goot monitor for your money. They only caution i throw out there is they have a 26" LCd that is NOT HDCP compatible. He found this out the hard way as Vista 64bit required that it be HDCP complaint. So he is stuck using a VGA cable. He had a 24" before that and it was AWESOME.
January 23, 2009 2:37:37 PM

I have an Acer P221w, from Circuit City. It is a 22" screen with 1680x1050 resolution and 5ms response time. It works well for games and DVD's.
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January 23, 2009 4:27:32 PM

Yep acer is good quality on a budget.
I have 3 in service my wife's my daughters and mine. Mine is 22 inch, 1680X1050. I bought it for 240US, now can be had for 180. look for free shipping.
January 23, 2009 6:47:44 PM

Look at the x223w 22" first! It's only $20 more.

I have bought 2 19" and 2 22" in the last few months with no complaints. (At least for the price). They were not all for me though, I build computers for my company. I'm actually buying 7 more of the x223w's next month. They are outstanding for the price!
January 23, 2009 6:53:29 PM

chjade84, if it wasn't for price what would you have complained about? The reason I'm looking at the 19" is just space, and since it has the same res as the 22" it has a smaller pixel pitch kind of like free AA. The price now is $130 and free shipping and with the positive responses about the quality I'm basically sold.